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 […]
Titled, “Local Boy Makes Good”, the article in a July 1999 Country Weekly, written by Bob Cannon, highlighted Bill’s love for small towns and small town people, and featured a picture of Bill as an l8-year old Georgia disc jockey. The spread included a full-page color picture of Bill standing next to the monument which […]