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By Matt Powell

BL-Reset-front-cover-FINAL 0It’s a cold December night in Nashville. The Wildhorse Saloon, generally a tourist destination, a sort of Hard Rock Cafe with a twang, is filled this night with a venerable who’s who of Nashville rockers and groovers. They are here to see Ray Davies, lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks -- rock and roll royalty, a true rock and roll innovator and survivor. The thing about this kind of Nashville show is that virtually the entire room is VIP. The house is packed with countless musicians, songwriters, producers, and industry players. Ray Davies is no namedropper, but there is one name on his mind: he calls out from the stage for Bill Lloyd.

Bill Lloyd is as diverse as Music City itself. In addition to being one of the godfathers of Nashville’s rich alternative pop-rock world, he enjoyed mainstream country success as one-half of duo Foster and Lloyd in the 1980s, as well as being a prolific songwriter, having written mainstream country hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, and Sara Evans. Lloyd is equally gifted as a guitar-slinger, having done session and side work for artists such as Davies, Cheap Trick, Poco, and Marshall Crenshaw. When Cheap Trick performs their famed Sgt. Pepper Live shows, they call Bill Lloyd.   

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