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Plain & Simple, Central Missouri's largest emerging original duo brings their sound down south! Honest & melodic Americana tunes about real life in rural MO. You want to get these Moniteau Outlaw sounds in your ear holes! You can catch some amazing local talent with Special Guests Riley Taylor and Dillon Hasten at Front of House Lounge!

Catch the FIRST EVER Plain & Simple Interview!! 

The guys & I set down with Michelle Brooks of The California Democrat Jan 2nd for their first EVER interview as a band. Over a hot cup of coffee at Dunn Bros in Jefferson city MO. we discussed how we met, came to form the band & more! for the full article & interview visit Unexpected Reunion Becomes Perfect Musical Blend! I'm very proud to say the Jefferson City News Tribune picked up the story as well!




Reaching New Waves & More! 

Very proud to announce songs now in rotation at Tom Chrisman (Lunatic Fist) of Osage Beach MO. has extended an invite to have me on his show The Loony Bin ! I'll interview & perform some of your favorites & some NEW releases! Lunatic Fist & I are working out the details on this & a meet & greet with you THE FANS! Date is being decided along with location. I'll keep all updated as things line out & watch for mad promo for these events!

New Release "Corn Field Twerkin" just dropped FREE!! 

I'm excited to let the FANS have this new one FREE! This tune is fun to play & perform for me & seems to be receiving a great response. It's always interesting to give the fans & a glimpse at small town realities & this track certainly does that. I know myself & most of whom I grew up with would agree to the honesty in this song. Inspired by those down home Moniteau mamas & good times on gravel roads! Follow link to get it FREE!
"Corn Field Twerkin"....

Billy Jack Purnell Plain & Simple in Jefferson City MO. News Tribune! 

The story & interview with Billy Jack Purnell by Michelle Brooks is spreading across Central Missouri like wild fire! If you haven't had the opportunity to check it out simply follow below
Billy Jack Purnell’s rural Missouri life has taken some ups, downs and sideways turns. Through it all, he has chronicled his experiences in song. Purnell is now... among 50 unsigned artists in the Tunesmith Entertainment Nashville Draft.
Read his story here:
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Billy Jack Purnell Plain & Simple in The California Democrat 

Billy Jack Purnell sat down with Michelle Brooks, a reporter for The California Democrat & The Jefferson City News Tribune Feb 20th 2016. The meeting took place at Dunn Brothers Coffee on Edgewood in Jefferson City MO. Over a fantastic coffee an interview was conducted with Purnell covering his story of life turned to music.
"I was honored & blessed to have the opportunity & I am grateful to have my story told." Purnell expressed. For those who don't get the California Democrat & want to check out the

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KeepingTHE FANS updated! 

It's important to me to keep you caught up on the latest. I can't begin to express how thankful I am to have so many supporting this music. It's beyond me how something that began in a town with more cows than people has literally reached ears internationally. In my opinion that's due to God & FANS! So thank you from the bottom. Here's what's going on now.
I recently interviewed with Michelle Brooks, a reporter for The Jefferson City MO. News Tribune & California MO. Democrat. The interview should run soon &
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Purnell Selected To New Artist Draft!!! 

Congratulations Billy Jack Purnell for being selected as a DRAFTEE in the #‎2016ArtistDRAFT during #‎CMAFest2016 in Nashville TN! The Tunesmith Entertainment team will be working with businesses in Billy's local community to assist in raising his event budget. We are very proud to have Billy as a part of this new and exciting event and look forward to getting to know the people in his local community.
#billyjackpurnell #plain&simple #‎teamtunesmith

FANS! Help get "Fishin" In Top 40 Charts!! 

If you would like to help me out & help get me in the top 40 New Country Artist spot you can do so!! Simply give Bobby Golomboski "The Iceman" a heads up to add "Fishin" "Last Name" or "Pench" to The Top 40 by making requests!! Simply visit fill in the info & leave request in message box. Thanks in advance & for continuing to show amazing support for myself & the music!!!

Nominated For Two Awards!! 

 Billy Jack Purnell nominated for Modern Country Artist/ Male Vocalist Of The Year!!!!
Josie's Country Blast Radio & The Josie Show hosted by Josie Passantino will be holding the awards show at The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville TN. September 15th 2015.! To see how you THE FANS can help me grab those awards visit I'll keep all posted on updates as they come in, fingers crossed!!

Downtown Excelsior Springs MO. was a blast!! 

My family & I had a great weekend! The show in Downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri had a few hiccups with weather & location; but all worked out. Broadway Bar & Grill kindly lent two hours to a stranger with a six string & his family saving the show. The crowd was awesome & thank you to those who friended up after! Schlitterbahn Kansas City was a blast as well, the kids enjoyed every min of the 7 hours we were there lol. If you take yours there I advise going early when they open & bring a cooler with

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Thank You!! Nan Cassidy of Tunesmith Entertainment :
CONGRATULATIONS BILLY JACK PURNELL YOU HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS A MEMBER OF #NANSLIST in the Musical Talent Category! Please RT and have your friends share!!   #NANSLIST is a list of industry professionals ranging from singer/songwriters to publishers & performing artists, began by Nan Cassidy of Tunesmith Entertainment. I submitted some material for a prescreened audition & was selected!!!!! It is very difficult to obtain a spot on this list, & I am very proud to say that I have a home on #NANSLIST.
"Many have caled his style country, but he prefers
the term "plain & simple" & with his lyrics has said
if he was country it would probably fall under the
outlaw brand."

"The title"Plain & Simple" fits the music well.
Purnell has a nice rollicking Americana guitar
sound with some catchy melodies. Purnell's rythmic
guitar work & scratchy vocals give the record a blue
collar feel, Purnell has managed to create a nice balance."

"A lot of people relate to the words of his music, they find similarities
in their on life situations." " When you write about your life, every day
is a new song, every event is something to write about."
Billy Jack Purnell a.k.a. Plain & Simple is a down to earth kind of guy from Central Missouri. His newest CD Bipolar 101 is a collection of songs written about country life sung with passion and accompanied by an acoustic guitar. Songs about fishing, camping, and even one about drunk chicks!
Check out Plain & Simple's website at and you can purchase his new CD Bipolar 101 on CD Baby or (