Byron Hill is from Winston-Salem, NC. Byron moved to Nashville in May of 1978 and signed his first songwriting contract with ATV Music Group in September of 1978. While at ATV, the hits started happening for Byron as a writer with "Out Of Your Mind" by Joe Sun (1979), "Pickin' Up Strangers" by Johnny Lee (1981), and many other cuts and several smaller singles along the way, including George Strait's first #1 "Fool Hearted Memory" (1982), and many other early cuts including recordings by artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty, Mel McDaniel, Ricky Skaggs, Margo Smith, and Reba McEntire.
In 1984, after the sale and closing of ATV Music, Byron began four years as an independent songwriter/publisher, having hits with Ed Bruce's #4 single "Nights" (1985, co-written with Tony Hiller), and the Ray Charles' single and album title "The Pages Of My Mind" (1986, co-written with J. Remington Wilde), as well as songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, George Jones, Tom Wopat, and others.
Since 1988, Byron has been a staff songwriter for various companies including Collins Music (now Sony/ATV Music), MCA Music Publishing (now Universal Music Publishing), Reba McEntire's Starstruck Writers Group (now Warner Chappell Music), and Almo-Irving Music (now Universal Music Publishing). His hits continued with Alabama's #1 single "Born Country" (1992, co-written with John Schweers); "Alright Already" by Larry Stewart (1993, co-written with JB Rudd); "Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous" by Tracy Byrd (1994, co-written with Wayne Tester); "High-Tech Redneck" by George Jones (1994, co-written with Zack Turner); "Over You" by Anne Murray (1995, co-written with Tony Hiller); "If I Was A Drinkin' Man" by Neal McCoy (1996, co-written with JB Rudd); "Politics, Religion And Her" by Sammy Kershaw (1997, co-written with Tony Martin); "The Strong One" by Mila Mason (1998, co-written with Cyril Rawson); "Nothing On But The Radio" by Gary Allan (2004, co-written with Odie Blackmon and Brice Long); "Size Matters" by Joe Nichols (2006, co-written with Mike Dekle); and numerous top-10 hits recorded by 2008 CCMA award-winning Canadian artist Gord Bamford, including "Blame It On That Red Dress" (2007), "Stayed Til Two" (2008), and "Postcard From Pasadena" (2008). Other artists who have recorded Byron's songs include Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Rhonda Vincent, Doc & Merle Watson, Trace Adkins, Asleep At The Wheel, John Michael Montgomery, Toby Keith, Gene Watson, Porter Wagoner, Brooks & Dunn, Hank Thompson, Bill Medley, Blackhawk, Highway 101, Jeff Bates, Rhett Akins, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Van Shelton, The Whites, The Seekers, and many others. In 1993 and 1994, Byron was Director of A&R for BNA Entertainment working with a roster of artists that included Marc Beeson, Lisa Stewart, Zack Turner and Tim Nichols (as Turner Nichols), Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Doug Supernaw, and Kim Hill (no relation).