Bill is originally from the St Louis area and currently resides in Nashville, TN. Since he was sixteen, Bill has been writing songs, entertaining and making people laugh and hosting award winning morning radio shows. He has performed at corporate events, casinos, fairs, comedy clubs and more.
Bill’s song “Safe Haven” co-written with Jimmy Fortune, Syndi Perry and Hillary Scott is on the current “Love Remains” album by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family that won the Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Bill was a co-writer on the song "Finger Pickin' Good" by Kristy Cox featuring Tommy Emmanuel that won the Golden Guitar Award in Australia in 2021 for "Best Bluegrass Recording of the Year". The Golden Guitar's are the equivalent of a CMA Award in America.
He also has the title track on the Joe Nichols CD “Crickets”…and his songs have been recorded by Linda Davis, Brady Seals, Ray Stevens, Cledus T. Judd, Karen Wheeler, Brooke and Darren Adlridge, Brent Burns and others.
In 2016 he landed a #1 Gospel Bluegrass song "He's A Coming" recorded by Darin and Brooke Aldridge.
Bill’s song “Cornhole The Song” was the featured piece of music in the recently released independent movie “Cornhole The Movie”…that features the popular Midwest bean bag game.
In 2017 The Gateway Country Music Association surprised Bill by presenting him with their highest honor the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Through the years, Bill has performed with, Jeff Dunham, Heywood Banks, Larry the Cable Guy, Crystal Gayle, Little Big Town, Gary Morris and many others. And in 2019 Bill signed an exclusive publishing deal with Billy Blue Publishing in Nashville.
Bill has two comedy song CD’s available. “Off The Wall” recorded “live” at the Bluebird Café in Nashville and the recently released “Leave Em’ Laughing”.
In 2019 he signed a publishing deal with Billy Blue Publishing in Nashville.
The Radio Guy
Bill is an accomplished radio broadcaster hosting morning shows in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Nashville. He has been nominated three times for the CMA (Country Music Association) “Air Personality of the Year” and was honored to the CMA Award for Best Large Market Personality in 1991. Bill is also a winner of the Gavin “Large Market Broadcast Personality of The Year” as well as an AIR Award for “Best New Radio Show” in Nashville.
In 2012 Bill was awarded the highest honor for a Country Radio personality when he was inducted into the Country Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Currently Bill works on air for “The Legend” 650AM WSM in Nashville.
As a syndicated writer for both United Stations and Premiere in New York, Bill provides comedy bits for production and distribution to morning radio shows across the country. He has also been the most frequent guest host for the Bob Kingsley Top 40 Countdown Show. Just this year, the CMA Broadcast Hall of Fame has honored Bill with a nomination.
And he’s hosted a number of “live” syndicated performance shows hosting world premiers for Patty Loveless and Jo Dee Messina to name a couple. He has also guest hosted for Bob Kingsley on his national countdown show numerous times.
As far as a performer…whether he's picking on pseudo celebrities in his song "CELEBUTARD" or wondering how much he could get away with in "IF I HAD BOOBS" he always leaves the crowd laughing. Bill's song "I'M GOIN’ UGLY EARLY TONIGHT" which has been recorded by Cledus T. Judd, is the perfect howling climax for his stand-up/singing routine.
“I’m Going Ugly Early” written with Brent Burns finished number two a few years ago for “Novelty Song Of The Year” at the “Just Plain Folks Music Award Show” in Nashville over hundreds of entries worldwide.
Bill performs in two trios on the road. “Evening In The Round” with Grammy winner Linda Davis and her husband Lang Scott… who happen to be the proud parents of Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum
And he also is a member of “Hits And Grins” with hit songwriter Steve Dean and Grammy nominated writer Victoria Venier.
Songs written by Bill Whyte that have been recorded:
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
From the album "Love Remain's" which won the Grammy for "Best Contemporary Christian Album" 2017
I'm Going Under
Darin And Brooke Aldridge
Nominated for Gospel Vocal Peformace of the Year 2018 by the IBMA
I Won't Fall In Love (Til The Next Time)
Finger Picking Good
featuring Tommy Emmanuel CGP Golden Guitar Award Winner in Australia for "Best Bluegrass Recording in 2021
Some Things I Just Won't Do
Don't Come Knockin' If The Tiki Hut's Rockin'
Tiki Hut was the "Trop Rock Song of the Year" and "Album of the Year" 2012