Abby Payne -The Hidden Trail

Cover CD Abby Payne
Cover CD Abby Payne

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.


Track List

Endless Sky
Someday Soon
River In The Rain
Two-Seated Saddle
I’m Always Dreaming Of San Angelo
The Hidden Trail
Jingle Bob Music
Somewhere In The Rubies
Travelin’ Soldier
Wide Rollin’ Plains
I Will Arise And Go To Jesus/Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing