Abby's Bio

Abby Payne is a 15 year old singer and multi-instrumentalist: playing lead and rythym guitar, upright bass, and can even be seen playing fiddle on occasion.     Abby performs Western Swing and Western Heritage music independently, with the Ol' Cowhands Swing Band, and with A-C Cowgirlfriends.  She is an active performing member of the Cowtown Opry Buckaroo youth organization and the Western Music Association.  She can be seen performing at various venues across the Lone Star state and nationwide.


Look for the release soon of her first CD and on the upcoming Cowtown Opry Buckaroo CD, to be released in April 2018!


  • Cowtown Opry Heritage Scholarship recipient 2014, 2015, 2016.    
  • Western Swing Music Society scholarship recipient 2016.    
  • Western Music Assocation youth scholarship recipient 2016.    
  • 2017 Stars of Tomorrow showcase performer; Belton, Texas.    
  • 2017 Western Music Association  Crescendo Award nominee.     
  • 2017 WMA Youth Harmony Award, runner up.     
  • 2017 Academy of Western Artist, Young Artist nominee top 5 finalist.