Mr. Billy "Bj" Williams is the winner of a 1996-97 NAACP's ACT-SO Award Medal, DCA's 1997 Best Male Vocalist, Best Indie Gospel-Jazz Artist Nominee 2012 for "The Prayze Factor" Atlanta, and Nominated in 2011 for South Florida GMA Awards. He is a Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Arts Educator, Recording & Fine Artist. Mr. Williams is the Founder & CEO of the MusicalPaintbrush Productions of the Arts, Inc. and has been featured in many productions including DCA's "Winter Wonderland", Bethune-Cookman University's "Opera Workshop", Tracie Bonnick's "Bad Girls of the Bible", and Henry Fernandez's "Lost in Translation".
His recordings include being featured as an artist on the Bethune-Cookman College Concert Chorale's 1998 and 2001 recordings "From Bach to Gospel II & III", the 2009 hit single "REIGN", and the 2011 EP "The Masterpiece". Other group affiliations include "Youth Alive Crusade Chorale (YACC)" under the direction of Kendall C. Hunter, "Hattie Harden & Friends" of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, "Eliakim" and "Forte" of Daytona Beach, Florida, and his band "Soulful Insight". Bj has had the honor of doing background vocals for many great performers such as The Reverend Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Peabo Brison, and Lou Rawls