Abby's Bio

Abby Payne is a 16 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 International Western Music Association.  She can be seen performing at various venues across the Lone Star state and nationwide.


Abby's demo CD is available for purchase, as well as the Cowtown Opry Buckaroo CD, Stockyard Serenade!  


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