About Billie Jo Russell
My debut album is a gospel album and I'm very proud of it. Although I love all types of music, and most often perform at country music venues, I wanted my debut album to be extra special. God is the most important thing to me because without Him I would be nothing and would not have this gift to share with others. I hope that through my music others will come to know Christ.
I have won a great number of both clogging and singing competitions over the years and won for both talent and beauty in the 2005 Today's Girl Pageant, was the regional winner of the Colgate Country Showdown in 2006 and 2007, then took 2nd in 2008. I won my division of the rural American Idol in 2004 and 2008 and I am very proud of being nominated for both Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year by the Gladewater Opry in 2009 in the same year I was the 2nd Runner up for Miss Rains County and won the title of Miss Congeniality.
In 2009 I won the Rural American Idol competition. In 2010,2011,2012 and 2013 I have been in the top 10 in the Rockwalls Got Talent competition. I have sang the national anthem at the girls state basketball playoffs in 2005,2006,2007,2008 and 2009. I have also sang the National Anthem for many NPC Bodybuilding competitions including the Lonestar Classic and soon the Heart of Texas.
Recently I won the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame John Ritter Showcase in Carthage Tx 2013. Because of that I got to open for Gene Watson, Linda Davis, Barbara Fairchild, Joe Stampley and many others. It was an amazing experience and I am so blessed to have won!
I was born January 3, 1991 in Dallas Tx. My mom was not capeable of taking care of me because she was and still is a drug addict and my dad was truck driver trying to make ends meet. I have only seen my mom maybe 5 times in my whole life, my dad is a very big part of my life and is raising my little brother :) My grandparents Richard and Billie Ebert have raised me since I was almost a year old, they are my life savers, without them I don't know where I would be. They have been my cheerleaders, my motivators, my mentors, my disclipiners, my rocks, my roadies, my chauffers and MY BIGGEST FANS! God knew exactly what He was doing when he put me with them and I am so blessed because of it!
I am very happily married to an amazing man!(almost 4 years now) We have 3 beautiful children Ali Reese(almost 3) Cole Christian(almost 2) and our newest little one Chandler Crue(3months) I have a step daughter named Kylie Grace(4) who is the sweetest little thing you will ever meet! I bet your thinking wow, how in the world will she ever make it in singing with all those kids??? My answer to you 2words....."Loretta Lynn" :) She is my idol! Yes I am super busy, I feel like i'm going 90 to nothing everyday but I CAN DO THIS! You wanna know how? Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" My DREAM is to be up there on the Grand Ol' Opry stage one day!
I want to share my voice/talent with the world because God did not give me this voice to just sit around the house or play in little restaurants across tx..I believe He has a greater calling on my life whether it me Country or Gospel music! I love them both! I want people to see Jesus through me and for others to see that I have overcome a lot in my life with God