Abby Payne is a 16-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist: playing lead and rhythm guitar, upright bass, and can even be seen playing fiddle on occasion. Abby performs Western Swing and Western Heritage music independently and with A-C Cowgirlfriends. She is an active performing member of the Cowtown Opry Buckaroo youth organization and the International Western Music Association Youth chapter. She can be seen performing at various venues across the Lone Star state and nationwide.
Cowtown Opry Heritage Scholarship recipient 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Western Swing Music Society Scholarship recipient 2016
International Western Music Association Youth Scholarship recipient 2016
2017 Stars of Tomorrow shocase performer - Belton, Texas
2017 and 2018 International Western Music Association Liz Masterson Crescendo Award nominee top 5 finalist
2017 IWMA Youth Harmony Award runner up
2018 Academy of Western Artists Young Artist Award nominee and 2017 top 5 finalist
Her priority is maintaining her academic excellence, while performing Western Swing, Western Heritage, and Gospel music at every opportunity. In her spare time, Abby can be found at home training her dogs, participating in church youth activities, and spending quality time with her family.