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Billy Armstrong

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Billy Armstrong was among country music’s premier fiddle players from 1965-1977, and was named Fiddle Participant of the entire year 13 years inside a row from the ACM. He 1st played expertly in 1943 with Bob Lively’s Dude Ranch Cowboys, giving up after four years to create Billy Armstrong & the Westerners, an organization that included Don Hoag (drums), Bobby Wagoner (acoustic guitar), and Billy Unusual (acoustic guitar). Armstrong started playing on the air in 1948 on Spade Cooley Presents; the next year, he changed “Lefty” Joe Holley in Tommy Duncan’s Traditional western All Celebrities. After playing on many of Duncan’s documenting classes for the Intro label, he came back to L.A. and became a member of Hi there Busse & the Frontiersmen, using them until 1951. Armstrong briefly used another music group until founding the Westernaires. Pursuing their 1957 separation, Armstrong became a member of Hank Thompson’s Brazos Valley Males for half a year. Road existence finally worn out him and he stop, came back to L.A., and became a member of Cliffie Stone’s Hometown Jamboree and Tex Williams’ music group. He released two singles, “Gloria” and “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Keep While I’m Sleeping,” in 1959. In 1965, Armstrong received his 1st ACM Fiddler of the entire year award and in addition released the solitary “The Orange Blossom Unique.” Then used Gene Davis on the tv screen series Star Path before becoming a member of the Sons from the Pioneers in 1966, with whom he sang business lead and alternating tenor. He remained with the Pioneers until early 1972, when he became a member of the Chaparral Brothers. Through the 1970s, Armstrong also experienced a solo documenting career, which created three albums.

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Full Name Billie Joe Armstrong
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Businessperson, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist
Education Pinole Valley High School, John Swett High School
Nationality American
Spouse Adrienne Armstrong
Children Jakob Danger, Joseph Marciano Armstrong
Parents Andrew Armstrong, Ollie Jackson
Siblings Marci Armstrong, Anna Armstrong, Alan Armstrong, Hollie Armstrong, David Armstrong
Awards Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
Music Groups Green Day, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, The Lookouts
Music Songs Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends, 21 Guns, Basket Case, American Idiot, Good Riddance, Holiday, When I Come Around, Jesus of Suburbia, Still Breathing, Minority, Bang Bang, Welcome to Paradise, Brain Stew, Revolution Radio, Longview, Know Your Enemy, Working Class Hero, Oh Love, Whatsername, Waiting, Warning, Stray Heart, St. Jimmy, Hitchin' a Ride, Macy’s Day Parade, Give Me Novacaine, 21st Century Breakdown, She, Troubled Times, Kill the DJ, Walking Contradiction
Albums Foreverly, Dookie, Revolution Radio, Insomniac, Kerplunk, American Idiot, ¡Tré!, Warning, Bullet in a Bible, 21st Century Breakdown, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play, NME Award for Hottest Man, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Movies Ordinary World, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, Like Sunday, Like Rain, Broadway Idiot, The Simpsons Movie, Live Freaky! Die Freaky!, Green Day: Bullet in a Bible, Pansy Division: Life In A Gay Rock Band
TV Shows Big & Small


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Distance 2017 pre-production Ray
3am in Hollywood post-production Brandon
The Perfect Man 2017 Video short Perfect Man
Ghost Scream: 360° VR 2016 Short Fire Fighter
Susie & Joe 2016 Short Joe
Castle 2016 TV Series Bellman
New Girl 2016 TV Series Hunky Customer
Battle B-Boy 2014 Club Guy
The Headline 2014/II Short Detective Leo Adams
Bones: Rachel Lipsky 2013 Video short
How to Con 2013 TV Series Jack
Three Guys & a Couch 2011 Short Danny
Murder in the Woods 2009 Short Jake
Your Love Is a Lie 2008 Video short Love Interest

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Susie & Joe 2016 Short producer
How to Con 2013 TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Three Guys & a Couch 2011 Short executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Con 2013 TV Series 2 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Guys & a Couch 2011 Short

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