AND CUMBERLAND GAP
Billie Renee’ Johnson was born and raised in the small Eastern Kentucky town of Mt. Sterling. She and her two older sisters grew up traveling to area churches to perform with her family’s gospel group. Billie Renee’s parents, both singers and musicians, helped her develop a love for all genres of music, but most importantly classic country and bluegrass music.
Soon after graduating college with a degree in Criminology in 1996 she formed her band, Billie Renee’ and Cumberland Gap in 1997. She plays bass and sings lead and tenor vocals with the group. Billie Renee’ and Cumberland Gap was named SPBGMA Band Competition Winners in 2006. In the twenty years since the band was formed they have shared a stage with some of the finest artists on some of the most well-known stages.