- March 5, 2021
Billy Chapin began his professional music career at the age of 15 playing back-up guitar for then Polydor recording artist Ruby Winters. He played with various bands throughout high school while also writing and recording, and after graduation joined a regional touring act. After years of touring and session work, Billy got his big break when he was asked to play guitar for the Backstreet Boys on their 1997,1998 and 1999 national and international tours. That led to touring with other major pop acts such as Britney Spears and a 3-year stint with O-Town on the TV show, Making the Band. Through these relationships he performed on many national television shows and music videos.
During this time Billy continued to hone his writing and recording skills and his longtime association with Backstreet led to an imprint label deal with DreamWorks and a publishing deal with Warner-Chappell which afforded him the opportunity to work as a writer and producer with acts such as Backstreet Boys, O-Town, Aaron Carter, Leslie Carter, Turbo B, Menudo, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Don Henley and many more. He has received numerous Gold and Platinum album awards for these projects as well as Grammy and Dove nominations. He received a BMI Award in 2004 for most played Christian song and a Juno Nomination.
Currently Billy owns Chapin Music Group, Funkamongus Music Publishing, and Deep Blue Recording Studio. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Florida Chapter of NARAS (the Grammy’s), continues to write and produce with longtime business partner Stan Lynch (Tom Petty, Don Henley) and is currently producing television shows. Chapin’s first TV production, SkyLife aired May 2015 on NBC Sports.