Bill was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.
Bill's songs have been recorded by music artists like Roy Clark, Connie Smith, and Jim Reeves.
Bill's first record contract was with Decca Records.
Bill attended the University of Georgia in Athens.
Bill earned the nickname "Whispering Bill" from his softly spoken, breathy singing style.
Bill joined his first band while he was still a teenager in high school.
Bill's country music idols were Roy Acuff and Hank Williams.
He was inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 2001.