Local Boy Makes Good

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This banner hung proudly on the Sony-Tree Publishing building on Nashville’s Music Row, congratulating Bill and his fellow Sony-Tree writer, Tom Shapiro, on being named among Billboard magazine’s Top Ten country songwriters for 1999. Bill had three songs in the Billboard charts in 1999: “Wish You Were Here” by Mark Wills, “Two Teardrops” by Steve Wariner and “Cold Coffee Morning” by Jon Randall.