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The Legend of Little Bro Billy

by Alan G.

Book 1 of Alan G.'s BILLY SAGA - A country album telling the stories of gay teenage hero Billy in his early days.
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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1. Tell Your Story
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2. Who Wants to Be a Popstar
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3. The Rascal of Jefferson High
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4. Heckraiser
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5. T F U
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6. My Name Is Billy
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7. Pent Up
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8. Little Brother's Little Brother
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9. If We Were Like TV to God
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10. Honestly
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11. Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore
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12. I Still Pray
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13. Letters (feat. Roy Samuelson)
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14. Wayward
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15. Legend
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ALAN G. returns with the next chapter in his gay song cycle: the country album THE LEGEND OF LITTLE BRO BILLY.

Alan’s pop-rock universe exploded with the first albums in the BILLY SAGA, detailing the adventures of a young gay hero, Billy, both as a runaway teen and a young adult. But this new country album is a flashback to Billy’s beginnings growing up in the American south – and explores his experiences as an out gay teenager as well as the reasons he ran away from home.


BACK TO THE BEGINNING

“Before we met Billy the runaway,” explains Alan, “he was a boy growing up in his hometown facing many of the issues that most teens face. But now, we now get a chance to go back in time and see some of the experiences that led to the hero in EXILE and INFIDEL. We will see the environment he grew up in, what his family is like, and how he feels about the important things in life.”

And in stark contrast to the pop-rock of the previous albums, this is an album of country music. “We return to Billy’s roots,” tells Alan, “when he was living in his southern hometown. He’s a southern boy at heart – but we will follow some of the episodes that lead to the passionate and aggressive teen we encounter in the pop-rock albums.”

“It was important to take this look back,” continues Alan. “It was important to explain where he comes from – and both the challenges and positive aspects that he grew up with… Not everyone is as they seem – and some of the questions posed in Exile and Infidel are now answered by returning to Billy’s past.”

And that past is certainly filled with an abundance of issues. “We see some of the roots of teenage Billy’s questioning of the world,” adds Alan, “which give rise to the difficult relationships he will have with school, authority, and society’s expectations.”

But we also see the saving grace in Billy’s young life as well. “Billy has a very special relationship with his family,” continues Alan, “and we will see a particular bond with his mother and his two brothers… Certainly, the absence of his family in the previous albums of the song cycle is especially notable. And in this album, we will find out exactly why.”

And as the album comes to a close, the reason that Billy becomes a runaway is revealed. “This was a very important part of the story in this album,” says Alan. “This reason brings us to the beginning of the Exile album and sets that part of Billy’s life in motion.”


WHY THE STORY IS TOLD

“The Legend of Little Bro Billy” begins with the song “Tell Your Story”, which Alan explains is a critical part of Billy’s story – but of a larger mission as well. “We have seen our friends in LGBTQ advocacy remind us so passionately of the importance of being out and telling our stories,” declares Alan. “When our own lives are strong and visible and open – then others can see who we are – and we can start dealing with issues of discrimination, bigotry, bullying, and the like… Billy knows that. And he actively seeks to back that up with his actions. And while he certainly pays the price for that honesty, he knows the value of being truthful to oneself.”

In fact, the Billy saga is dedicated to all the “Billys” around the world who are looking for the representation and validation of their lives and their own stories. “Billy’s story is the story of many young LGBTQ people,” continues Alan. “And it is their stories that I hope to honor and validate. We need to let them – and the world – know that we celebrate that they are here – that they are valued and special – and that we will stand with them so they will never be alone.”


The story begins… “The Legend of Little Bro Billy” arrives January 2015.


Track List:
1 Tell Your Story
2 Who Wants To Be A Popstar?
3 The Rascal of Jefferson High
4 Heckraiser
5 T.F.U.
6 My Name Is Billy
7 Pent Up
8 Little Brother’s Little Brother
9 If We Were Like TV To God
10 Honestly
11 Don’t Wanna Live Here Anymore
12 I Still Pray
13 Letters (featuring Roy Samuelson)
14 Wayward
15 Legend



Find out more about Alan G. and his “Billy Saga” at:

www.facebook.com/AlanGMusic
www.alanguno.com

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