Abby Payne is a 17-year-old award winning Western and Gospel Music performer. Many renowned musicians have deemed Abby as an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist and a perfect pitch vocalist with gifted ability in harmony. In 2013, she became an active performing member of the Cowtown Opry Buckaroo youth organization, as she was not born into a family of musicians but sought out a music family of mentors and peers in which she could develop and cultivate her gifts. As a performing member of the International Music Association she has been given many opportunities for professional growth and serves as the current Youth Chapter President. In 2019 she was a featured performer of the IWMA Youth Chapter Showcase at the Arizona Folklore Preserve and a featured performer at the 2019 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. When not participating in music events, she enjoys playing and singing in the band at church or at home with family.
Awards and acknowledgements:
2018 International Western Music Association Crescendo Award winner.
2017 International Western Music Association Crescendo Award top 5 nominee.
2017 International Western Music Youth Harmony Award, runner up.
Cowtown Opry Heritage Scholarship recipient 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Western Swing Music Society scholarship recipient 2016.
International Western Music Association youth scholarship recipient 2016.
2017, 2018 & 2019 Academy of Western Artist, Young Artist nominee top 5 finalist.
2018: Abby Payne. The 4 song demo EP, debut as #23 on the Western Chart and Roll Along Prairie Moon was #6 as the most played songs by DJ’s on the Western Charts. She is also a musician and vocalist on the CTO Buckaroos,
2018: Stockyard Serenade; musician and vocalist; a CD with all youth musicians and vocalists, has remained in the top 30 on the Western Charts.
2018: Digital release of Cheyenne, Two Seated Saddle and Swingin Around the Christmas Tree.
2019: Featured as a vocalist performing the descant in Texas Our Texas with Judy James.
River In The Rain
I’m Always Dreaming Of San Angelo
The Hidden Trail
Jingle Bob Music
Somewhere In The Rubies
Wide Rollin’ Plains
I Will Arise And Go To Jesus/Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing