- From LaFayette, Louisiana. Grew up in Alabama. Currently lives in Nashville.
- He is the 10th of 12 children, son of country singer Bob “Red” Droze (who recorded for Rural Rhythm Records in the 1960’s).
- Began playing guitar at age 12 and performed with his father’s band during his teen years.
- A prolific songwriter, he has written songs recorded by The Grascals, Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk, Marty Raybon, Daryl Worley and Jamie O’Neal.
- As a country artist, he performed and recorded as Billy Ryan. For a time he also filled in as lead singer with the country group Shenandoah.
- 2012, released Sinnin’ Man album (no label)
- 2013, released Ambassador album (Carmen Road).
- 2016, released single Columbus Stockade Blues (Rural Rhythm).