The 2018 International Western Music Association Liz Masterson Crescendo Award winner

Abby's Bio


Abby Payne is a 17-year-old award winning Western and Gospel Music performer. Many renowned musicians have deemed Abby as an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist and a perfect pitch vocalist with gifted ability in harmony.      In 2013, she became an active performing member of the Cowtown Opry Buckaroo youth organization, as she was not born into a family of musicians but sought out a music family of mentors and peers in which she could develop and cultivate her gifts. As a performing member of the International Music Association she has been given many opportunities for professional growth and serves as the current Youth Chapter President   When not participating in music events, she enjoys playing and singing in the band at church or at home with family. 


Awards and acknowledgements: 

  • 2018 International Western Music Association Crescendo Award winner.     
  • 2017 International Western Music Association Crescendo  Award top 5 nominee. 
  • 2017 International Western Music Youth Harmony Award, runner up.     
  • Cowtown Opry Heritage Scholarship recipient 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  
  • Western Swing Music Society scholarship recipient 2016.         
  • International Western Music Association youth scholarship recipient 2016.    
  • 2017 & 2018 Academy of Western Artist, Young Artist nominee top 5 finalist.


In April 2018, Abby released, Abby Payne. The 4 song demo EP, debut as #23 on the Western Chart and Roll Along Prairie Moon was #6 as the most played songs by DJ’s on the Western Charts. She is also a musician and vocalist on the CTO Buckaroos, Stockyard Serenade; which the CD and songs have remained in the top 30 on the Western Charts since the release in early 2018. Abby had also released additional songs on digital media and will be releasing a full CD late 2019, early 2020.

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