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Blayne Bell International Top 2500 Recording Artist Blayne is an International charting recording artist, and has sung for over twenty-two years. Touring throughout the USA, he performs at fairs, concert halls; out-door events, dance halls, churches and GLBT Pride Festivals. In 1994, Blayne went on to sign a professional recording contract under Word/Epic/Sony Records as a backup singer for the Christian groups Acappella and AVB out of Paris, TN. By 1995, Blayne went on to a solo career in gospel music under The Stars of Gospel Music Talent & Booking Agency. During his time with them, he burst into the radio market as a DJ working for several top radio stations throughout West Texas. Blayne hosted the Standout Radio Show on KJAK 92.7 FM from 1996 to 1999 in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. In 2001, Blayne was kicked out of Abilene Christian University for being "that way" aka gay. Blayne finally came to terms with his life, understanding that "It is not what you are but who you are that matters." Blayne formed the new outreach agency Standout Music Outreach (SMO Group). This is the program he tours under today. In 1999, Blayne released his first charting single entitled "Standing In The Millennium." The single charted Internationally on the Atlantic Satellite Top 2500 Record Buyer's Guide for four months under Vandor Music Group (VMG). Blayne's music talents have led him into both mainstream and pop music. Performing over 1800 concerts in his short-lived career, he continues to travel various dates a yet. His musical abilities include pop, jazz, club, contemporary, dance, and Christian in styles. Blayne speaks and entertains with the message "It is not what you are but who you are that matters." He incorporates his personal life, humor, writings, stories and music talent all in one performance. You will laugh, cry, cheer and leave feeling full-filled. The event will be one that you will long remember. Currently, Blayne has finished his first solo album entitled Overcome released in 2005. He is at work on a second album due to be released as well. A new book is under way this June entitled "Still Standing". Blayne has opened concerts for and performed with dance sensation Thea Austin (Rythm Is A Dancing), Amber, CeCe Penniston, Martha Wash, Ari Gold, Actor Barry Corbin, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Doug Supernaw, Zig Ziglar, President George W. Bush, Razzy Bailey, Charlie "Sugartime" Phillips, B.B. Watson, Ru Paul, Marty Brown, The James Blackwood Quartet, The Kingsmen, Gold City, Palmetto State Quartet, The Nelons, Speer Family, Acappella, AVB, Heather Payne (Point of Grace), Jeff Murrah (Straight Company), The Wilburns, George Pendergrass, The Darrell McCall Band, and many more
Standout Music Outreach and the SMO Group have been in existence since 1993 and 1996. Standout started out as the booking management for Blayne Bell in 1993 to later become a popular radio show entitled "STANDOUT" in 1996-1999. The SMO Group later became the agency to handle outreach to youth and other non-profit agencies as well as booking Blayne in addition to Standout Music Outreach till today!