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Blackjack Billy Unveils Night Light

October 12, 201516 min
What happens when you put together three Nashville songwriters, an award-winning producer/killer guitarist and a drummer with a gift for live performance? The result is Blackjack Billy and their signature hybrid of country and rock. After gaining widespread exposure thanks to 2013’s breakout hit “The Booze Cruise,” these grassroots heroes brought their trademark sound back to the airwaves with “Why God Made Summertime.” Now, they hope to show their fans a softer side with their new single “Night Light,” which proves they’re so much more than a party band. They’ve shown they can rock an audience; “Night Light” shows their versatility and the gift for songwriting that brought them together in the first place. Rob Blackledge, Noll Billings and Jeff Coplan moved to Nashville as songwriters – “for the love of lyrics and melodies,” as Blackledge puts it – and they were soon pulled towards one another in the town’s tight-knit music community. “Night Light” is a return to those songwriter ro

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