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“Take a dash of rock and roll, stir in some blues, and toss in a taste of hip-hop. Blend with a heaping spoonful of country and you’ve got Blackjack Billy, the country band that’s been tearing up the Nashville circuit as of late. The two lead singers (yes, there are two), Rob Blackledge and Nolls Billings, have brought their unique sound to the country stage, and, this Saturday, they’ll show it off for locals at the Black Swamp Bistro. If you’re coming to the show, Blackledge had two words of advice. “Be ready,” he said, adding, “We’re going to bring it.””

“They began writing together and after a period of extremely prolific song writing — 50 songs in the first six months of work — Blackledge and Billings became the duo known as Blackjack Billy. They're working on their first album and poised to rule the radio based on a sound that defies categorization.”

“The lineup for the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza and the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage have been announced. The two concerts will provide fans with over 40 hours of concerts for free. The CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-10. “Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. Thursday, June 7 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Mockingbird Sun 11:35 AM – 11:55 AM HER & Kings County 12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lindsay Lawler 12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Tim Dugger 1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Blackjack Billy 1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Jason Cassidy 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Bush Hawg 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunny Sweeney ”

"Best show ever." The event kicked off at around 5 p.m., as Tyler Harris and Panic Era opened the show, followed by Rusty Tabor, The Arkansas Brothers, and The Usual Suspects featuring Jon Conley. The show was closed by Blackjack Billy, a duo made up of singer-songwriters Rob Blackledge of Mississippi and Kennett native Noll Billings. Following the event, the show closers, Billings and Blackledge of Blackjack Billy, offered a brief comment. "[It] Felt great," Noll said. "[The] crowd was awesome...couldn't have been better! Ain't no party like a Bootheel party!" "I love Kennett. Bottom line," Blackledge said. "I want to know why we don't do that every weekend!"

“'Blackjack Billy' signed for 2012 Little River Fest HORNERSVILLE, Mo.-- Coldwater Productions has recently announced the signing of Blackjack Billy for the 11th Annual Little River Fest event, which has been set for Saturday, April 21.”

“Industry vet Doug Howard, owner of the Vandermont Music Group, has signed Noll Billings and Rob Blackledge to exclusive co-publishing agreements and a production/development deal. The singer-songwriters make up the Nashville duo Blackjack Billy and are currently in the studio with producer Jeff Coplan (Love And Theft, The Lunabelles).”

“Blackjack Billy opened with a country twang straight up from Nashville. Two friendly southern gentleman warmed up the crowd and as they exited left the crowd roaring for the next act. Here they come, the Doobie Brothers! One of the true pioneers of classic rock. Cosmic lighting was presented while they sang and strummed away. I'll tell you I've never seen my dad have a good time quite like this! The crowd roared like an earthquake while the Doobie Brothers played their classic hits. I was truly impressed with their performance. My dad was dancing and hollering like I've never seen!”

“Industry veteran Doug Howard, owner of the Vandermont Music Group, has announced the signing of Noll Billings and Rob Blackledge to an exclusive co-publishing agreement and a production/development deal. Billings and Blackledge, both singer/songwriters and members of the Nashville duo Blackjack Billy, are currently in the studio with producer Jeff Coplan (Love And Theft, The Lunabelles). ”

“The band, "Blackjack Billy," featuring Kennett native Noll Billings and Mississippi native Rob Blackledge, will soon be bringing its brand of country music for the second time to the stage at the Kennett Eagles Club. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, Nov. 4th, with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Also performing that night will be Rives, Mo., native, Dustin Martin, who is a friend of Billings. ”