|* Finalist: KHYI 95.3 FM Singer/Songwriter Contest
* Finalist: VH-1 Song of the Year Contest in the Country Category with “A Dance or Two”
* Honorable Mention: VH-1 Song of the Year Contest five times
* Top Ten Ranking in Broadjam with “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” and “Marissa”
* Regular Performer with Tredway and Friends Showcase
* Regular Performer with the Dallas Songwriters Association Showcases
* Professional Performer
Bill’s involvement in the music business began early with bands in high school and college and during the years that followed worked as a booking agent, recording engineer, concert promoter as well as a performer. In 1970 he was one of the Producers of the Poynette, Wisconsin, and Wadena, Iowa, Rock Festivals.
In 1971 he started a sound company that provided concert systems to over 200 top acts including Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Charlie Pride, Frank Sinatra, Trapeze, Foghat, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Journey, Aerosmith, The Raspberry’s and Kiss. Most of 1974 was spent touring with Bachman Turner Overdrive. Bill wrote a song about the road crew called “The Roadie Song” which Bill and the crew recorded as well as the “B” side, “Yellow Truck” when BTO was recording their Not Fragile album in Seattle at the end of July ’74. Mercury Records released the songs as a single in January, 1975. The “Roadie Song” was named Radio & Records Magazine’s Pick of the Week and it reached the Bubbling Under Hot 100 in Billboard’s charts for two weeks.
Bill moved to Los Angeles at the end of 1975, and for the next five years had a great run in Hollywood. In addition to becoming Tour Manager with the Casablanca Records’ group, Angel, he was involved in the production of nine albums and three films, including the Jodie Foster film “Foxes”. He also wrote seven songs for the low budget drive-in film “Mag Wheels”, performed by a group he managed called The Word.
By 1983 he had moved into television where he produced Saturday Night at the Video and Music Row Video in Nashville. During the next three years he managed the startup of television stations in Providence, RI, Flint, MI, Chicago and Madison, WI, where he became General Manager. He was elected to the Fox Affiliate Board of Governors, and as an FBC Vice President managed the startup of FOX’S first cable network. In 1995 he joined QVC as Executive Vice President, rising to President, International, before accepting the opportunity to start the TV Shopping Network based in Sydney, Australia.
He moved to Dallas, Texas, in 2001, and after a 27- year hiatus has begun playing and writing again. “Hey Marissa” and “What Goes Down” were originally written in the ‘70’s but have been rearranged and re-recorded for this collection. With the exception of the “Roadie Song”, which is the original 1974 recording, all of the songs in the collection have been recorded in 2005 using Pro Tools. The rest of the songs are brand new, with many more on the way.
Bill is now writing from the perspective of one who has already lived a full life. His song, “A Dance or Two” was voted as a Finalist in the VH1 SONG OF THE YEAR contest for July. “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” and “Marissa” have both been rated in the Top Ten Country Charts on Broadjam.com. We hope you enjoy his new CD, A TEXAS STATE OF MIND.
Contact: Bill Schereck