Billy Simard was born and raised in Manigotagan which, at the time, was an isolated community on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
At the age of 13, Billy won a talent contest on a popular Winnipeg radio station.
After that, he attended a residential school in northern Manitoba, got his grade 12, and went to University. In 1980 Simard released his first LP and had songs charting across Canadian country radio.
Billy has since written songs that have been recorded by Kimberley Dawn, David St. Germain , Ray St. Germain , and Donna Henry.
Over the course of his career, Simard has won MACA songwriter of the year, Canadian Aboriginal Music Award and has been inducted into the Manitoba Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame
Billy Simard joined Windspeaker Radio Calgary to promote his new song "Crazy Without You"
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