BILL GREEN has been involved in music all his life. At seven, he began playing guitar and piano until reaching high school when
football took precedence over music. Upon graduation from high school and
All-State football honors, Bill received full athletic scholarships and
played football at Sul Ross State and Texas Tech University. In 1972, due to injuries, Bill gave up football
and upon graduation from college in 1973, he re-examined his future and
began pursuing his music career full time.
From 1972-1975, Bill played steel guitar with singer-songwriter and friend, David Price
while also spending time in Nashville writing for a publishing company and
recording. From 1976-1982,
Bill had several singles in the Billboard Charts while also playing bass
and fronting for the legendary Johnny Bush. In 1978, Bill formed his own band,
the Texas Greats, and toured the Southwest U.S. along with his friends
John Wesley Ryles, Becky Hobbs, David Wills, Brian Collins, and Kenny
Dale. In 1980, while still on the road, he formed the San Antonio based booking agency, Texas
Greats Promotions, and handled booking duties for many regional
and national acts. It was at this time Bill started BGM Records and the
BMI affiliate publishing company, Bill Green Music. In 1982, he left the “road” to spend more time
with his family and concentrate on the music business and studio production.
In addition to his
business duties, as a songwriter Bill has had songs recorded by Johnny
Bush, Johnny Rodriguez, Doug Kershaw, Georgette Jones, Billy O'Rourke, and others, not to
mention three of his own albums which included many of his own songs.
Working in recording studios since the early 70’s has proven to be a
successful venture for Bill. While learning the recording craft
from many great Nashville and Texas engineers, Bill has engineered and
produced many artists including Johnny Bush, Kenny Dale, Toby Keith , Doug Kershaw w/ Hank
Williams, Jr., Darrell McCall, Beth Williams, and many others. Johnny
Bush, Doug Kershaw, and Lantana, received Grammy Nominations while Beth
Williams garnered the coveted ACM New Female Artist of the Year
recent credits include Billy Mata, Johnny Bush (f/ Reckless Kelley,
Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Dale Watson, and others).
1985, Bill served two terms as president of the San Antonio Chapter of the
Texas Music Association and member of the State Board of Directors
TMA and was instrumental in the formation of the Texas Music Commission
(now the Texas Music Office, a branch of the Governors Office).
addition to studio and publishing work, the
early 1990’s found Bill producing stage shows for many special events on
artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Reba
McIntire, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Tanya Tucker, and others.
With over 35 years experience in the music business, Bill is
President of BGM Network, Inc., with offices and studios in San Antonio,
Most of his time is spent in the Studio and administering the BGM publishing
catalogs of Bill Green Music and Casa Verde Music.