From Homeless in the 5th Ward to Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter/Producer

Billy Dorsey went from sleeping in a 5th Ward Studio to producing tracks for Lecrae

Photo by Thomas Hawkin

Photo by Thomas Hawkin

February 14, 2013 (Houston, Texas)—On Sunday afternoon, Houston songwriter/producer Billy Dorsey won a Grammy for his work on Lecrae’s chartbusting album “Gravity,” producing “Higher” featuring Tenth Avenue North with his production team, thebridgelife. The 55th Grammys aired on CBS on February 10, 2013; the Best Gospel Album winner was announced during the pre-show webcast and Mr. Dorsey was in attendance.


“Man, if there is anyone on Facebook who does not believe God is real and is a blessing to those that diligently seek Him, I am proof to the contrary,” Billy wrote on his Facebook wall moments after Lecrae’s album won the Grammy for Best Gospel Album. “God made me specific promises, which I share openly well in advance of Him bringing them to pass, so that all may know the power of the True and Living God. He is amazing, and if He can do this for me, He can and will do this for you. Please, I beseech you, give God a chance!”

Billy’s road success has been far from easy. His first record deal resulted in him dropping out of college only to be held hostage for 7 years to a recording contract that did not yield an album or the financial stability he desired. Dorsey ended up homeless, eventually sleeping in a rat-infested studio in Houston’s 5th Ward, but not anymore. He is currently making preparation for his own CD entitled “Marathon” to be released by major record label Def Jam who has taken an interest in this established music producer and artist.


About Billy Dorsey:

Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning songwriter and producer Billy Dorsey has already achieved more in his young life than most musicians dream possible. He has worked with notable recording artists such as Lecrae, Maino, Pretty Ricky, 2 Chainz, and Day 26. His debut album Marathon is slated for a spring 2013 release–with the launch concert at Lakewood Church, pastored by Joel Osteen, it is sure to be well-received.

Learn more about Billy Dorsey at

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Media Contact:
Makasha Dorsey                                                      Billy Dorsey available for interviews
Dorsey Group, LLC                                                 Photography and video
e-mail:                        Pre-release song clips from “Marathon” CD
phone:  334.246.1170      


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