billwencepromotions

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Bill Wence is a writer, picker, singer and above all, a music lover. Living in Los Angeles in the mid-60’s and in the Northwest, and in Alaska in the late 60’s, he played music in clubs and shows, as well as getting his start in radio and TV. During this period, Bill was booking shows in Alaska and brought Bobby Bare, Charlie Rich, Ernest Tubb and others to the Capital city.

Bill to move to Nashville in 1973 and went on the road playing piano with Tom T. Hall. As a writer, Bill has had Billboard cuts by Ronnie McDowell, Cristy Lane, Bobby G. Rice, Orion and others. He had four self-penned, self-produced and self-promoted Billboard singles in 1979-80, which led people to ask, “Hey, can you do that for me?”. Bill opened up his own promotion company in 1980 charting hundreds of Billboard singles in the next two decades with acts as varied as Collin Raye, Jerry Jeff Walker, Blackhawk, Randy Travis and many others.

Bill started working with NPR as well as College, AAA stations. Bill was a founding member of the Americana Music Association. Some of his clients in the past decade have included Fats Domino,  James Talley, Paul Stookey, Mary Gauthier, Jonell Mosser, John HallWanda Jackson, Red Meat, Mare WinninghamTom T. Hall, The Outlaws (Waylon Jennings-Jessi Colter-Tompall Glaser-Willie Nelson), Bobby Bare, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Orleans, Michael Johnathon and The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

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