The music of north Florida and south Georgia has had a huge influence on Billy Cerveny's signature alt-country sound, having grown up in nearby Jacksonville. In 1987, Billy left Jacksonville to obtain a degree in Philosophy at Trinity College in Hartford, Conneticut, as well as working as a magazine editor and reporter, a television reporter, and a documentary producer. By 1996 though, Billy left that life behind to pursue music full-time, independently releasing his first full-length album in 2000, which sold 4000 copies in the first 18 months and received very positive reviews in American Songwriter
and Music Row
. Two of Billy's songs have also featured in independent films - 'Sail On' showed up in Strata Production's 'Almost Salinas', while the film 'Hometown Legend' featured 'Harmony' (both from Billy's debut A Horse Named Pride
). Billy is also a member of the Square Peg Alliance
, a collective of like-minded singer/songwriters.