ABOUT BILL GREEN

 

 

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 nomination. Most recent credits include Billy Mata, Johnny Bush (f/ Reckless Kelley, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Dale Watson, and others).  

 

In 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). 

 

In 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, Texas.  Most of his time is spent in the Studio and administering the BGM  publishing catalogs of Bill Green Music and Casa Verde Music.  Since 1972, Bill has accumulated over 45,000 hours of studio and recording experience.