Bill and Grand Ole Opry dance patriarch, Melvin Sloan, introduce America’s 1999 Clogging Hall of Fame Grand Champions, Sonja Wiseman of Morristown, Tennessee, and Mark Clifford of Charleston, South Carolina. Wiseman and Clifford were invited to join the Melvin Sloan Dancers on stage at the Opry after winning first place in the Hall of Fame’s […]
Bill visited on the air with Channel 5 news reporter, Lydia Lenker during the official grand opening of the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville. Later, inside the arena, Bill joined fellow Grand Ole Opry members Jeannie Seely and Little Jimmy Dickens for an autograph session.
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 […]