After success in both the country and pop fields, and hits that stretch from the 60's to the 90's, it's obvious that Billy Joe Royal is doing something right. More than 25 years since "Down in the Boondocks" put Royal on the map, his R&B tinged tenor is still thrilling radio listeners and concert-goers; his tours still display the timelessness of high-powered showmanship, and his staying power remains a testimony to what happens when hard work and resilience are combined with natural talent.
Well after his pop smashes, at a time when many of his contemporaries had long since faded from view, Billy Joe Royal began making his mark on country music - with six well-received albums and more than a dozen hit singles including "I'll Pin A Note On Your Pillow," "It Keeps Right On Hurting," and "Tell It Like It Is."
After "Boondocks" made Billy Joe Royal a hot national commodity, he joined "Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars." Hits like "I Knew You When," "Hush," and "Cherry Hill Park" followed. 1986 brought another string of hits with "Burned Like A Rocket," "I Miss You Already," "Old Bridges Burn Slow," "Out of Sight and On My Mind," "'Til I Can't Take It Anymore" and "Love Has No Right" among others. A man whose musical background covers a wide territory, Billy Joe Royal remains a master at bringing the best of it together into an unbeatable package.