• Today
    August 18

  • 06:32 PM

Fresh start for Betty B


Added 23 November 2018


Happy people. From left: Gary McAuley, Betty B, Ralph Weekes and Printz Board at the launch of the EP Behind Bars. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

Singer Betty Griffith-Payne has a new name, a new EP, and a new attitude.

Betty B launched her new four-track album Behind Bars last Saturday night at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre before a gathering of family, friends, singers, musicians, industry players, supporters and other specially invited guests.

The tracks Light My Fire, Practice, So High, and Why Should I Stay (Why SIS) featuring Canadian rapper Snow were produced by Grammy Award-winning musician, artiste, producer, songwriter Printz Board from Los Angeles and Gary McAuley of the popular Canadian pop group The McAuley Boys.

The songs, available on Spotify and iTunes, have an international sound with a Caribbean feel, catchy vibes, and good lyrics.

Printz told The Nation that he and Betty worked together writing the lyrics so “it’s her story within it.

“The energy, the concept and the vibes and everything I helped to mould that,” he said.

Betty said that during her incarceration she didn’t know how she would have made it without God. That period also showed her that making music and singing was really what she should be doing.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think that marijuana should be legalised only for medical and scientific purposes?