Billy found his passion for music as a young boy growing up in Indiana. He remembers playing old records while he slept to memorize the lyrics. Yet as a child, he was troubled and bullied and then became the bully, which ultimately led to juvenile incarceration. By age eighteen Billy became a young married father living the party life.
Burglaries and violence prompted a SWAT team to raid the Ballenger home where he and his wife were arrested. Their 9 month old daughter was taken away and they were each sentenced to six years in prison with the Indiana Department of Corrections. While serving time in prison, Billy found the hope of Jesus Christ and his life was radically changed. He and his wife were miraculously released from prison one year early and received full custody of their daughter. Billy then began to take steps toward pursuing his childhood dream of being a singer. Through years of hard work, his music finally developed into a professional career that has led to performances in China, Russia, The United States, Canada, and multiple television appearances. Billy's band BALLENGER currently has select show dates & music available on Spotify & iTunes. With plans being made, contracts being signed, and collaborations in the works, the positive impact on this generation has no limits.