Chanteur Country US né Bill Smith, le 4 Juin 1932 à Shamrock (Texas). Bill Mack fit ses débuts vers 1950 dans un show télé. Il fut Disc Jockey sur KWFT (Wichita Falls, Texas) en 1956  sur KDAV (Lubbock, Texas) en 1959. Il enregistra ensuite pour Imperial (53), Starday 56-59), MGM, Kapp, D, United Artists, Shah et Hickory Records. Il se consacra ensuite à sa carrière de Disc Jockey sur la radio WBAP de Dallas (Texas).

US Country singer born June 4, 1932 in Shamrock (Texas).
For many years, Mack was best known as the host of The Country Roads Show, (later U.S. 1 Trucking Show, and later still, Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show) the overnight country music show on WBAP, a clear channel station in Fort Worth. Mack's show catered primarily to truck drivers who traveled during the late-night hours. Its opening theme music was an instrumental rendition of Orange Blossom Special, performed by Felix Slatkin and his orchestra.
Because of WBAP's clear channel signal range via skywave at night, Mack's show was heard over most of the continental United States. Mack began his show in 1969. He briefly took his show to Mexican "border blaster" station XERF, but returned to WBAP when an agreement for Mack to do his show from his Fort Worth home fell through.
In addition, Mack hosts the syndicated radio show Country Crossroads, heard on more than 800 stations across the country, and a similar cable television show on FamilyNet. He also hosts the Overdrive Top Ten Countdown, a weekly one-hour country music countdown geared toward truckers, in syndication.
Mack left WBAP to join XM Satellite Radio on its Open Road channel (XM 171). Ironically, two of the other main personalities on Open Road, Dave Nemo and Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers, were Mack's primary competitors before all three left their AM radio stations to join XM. Mack's radio program was heard weekdays on XM channel 13 from 12 Noon to 3 PM Eastern, and rebroadcast from Midnight to 3 AM Eastern. On April 29, 2011 Mack announced that Sirius/XM had terminated his contract to make room for a merger of two of the channels The Roadhouse and Willie's Place into one channel and that this was his final show.
Mack was succeeded on his WBAP show by Eric Harley, and the show has since been renamed the Midnight Radio Network.
In the country music industry, Mack is also a songwriter. His best-known song is "Blue," one of LeAnn Rimes' biggest hits. The song won Mack the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1997. Mack also wrote "Drinkin' Champagne," which has been recorded by numerous artists. The song was a hit for Cal Smith in 1968, and again for George Strait 1990 on his album Livin' It Up. Some of his other songs have been recorded by Dean Martin, Ray Price, Jerry Lee Lewis and George Jones.
In 2000, Mack won the media category award given by the Grand Ole Opry. He was named to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame in 1982.
Bill Mack and his wife, Cynthia "Sweet Cindy" make their home in Fort Worth, Texas. They have three children from their marriage, Misty Dawn, Billy Mack III, and Sunday Renee. They have several grandchildren. Bill Mack has a daughter named Debbie from a previous marriage.
Bill Mack Smith III ("Billy") and his wife April broadcast "The Saturday Show" on XM 171.

http://www.billmackcountry.com/

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Talents : Vocals, songwriter, Disc Jockey, Radio Host

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly Country

Big Bad Daddy (1952)

Play My Boogie (1953)

FAT WOMAN (1956)

KITTY KAT (1956)

Cat Just Got In Town (1956)

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

07/1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8114 (US) Crazy Baby Boogie / Wedding Blues
07/1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8114 (US)

Crazy Baby Boogie / Wedding Blues

1951 78 t. IMPERIAL 8118 (US) Mama, Don't Lock The Door / Oh How It Hurts Me
1951 SP IMPERIAL 45-8118 (US)

Mama, Don't Lock The Door / Oh How It Hurts Me

04/1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8145 (US) I'm Missin' A Lot Of Lovin' / Cried All The Way Home
04/1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8145 (US)

I'm Missin' A Lot Of Lovin' / Cried All The Way Home

06/1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8151 (US) Big Bad Daddy / It's Your Turn To Cry
06/1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8151 (US)

Big Bad Daddy / It's Your Turn To Cry

08/1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8158 (US) Oh Please Blue Moon / Jole Blon On The Farm
08/1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8158 (US)

Oh Please Blue Moon / Jole Blon On The Farm

09/1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8162 (US) I Still Dream About You / Change Your Name
09/1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8162 (US)

I Still Dream About You / Change Your Name

11/1952 78 t. IMPERIAL 8167 (US) Ain't It A Shame / When The Sun Goes Down
11/1952 SP IMPERIAL 45-8167 (US)

Ain't It A Shame / When The Sun Goes Down

01/1953 78 t. IMPERIAL 8174 (US) Play My Boogie / Memories And Tears
01/1953 SP IMPERIAL 45-8174 (US) Play My Boogie / Memories And Tears
04/1953 78 t. IMPERIAL 8192 (US) That's What I Get For Loving You / Forever I'll Wait For You
04/1953 SP IMPERIAL 45-8192 (US)

That's What I Get For Loving You / Forever I'll Wait For You

07/1953 78 t. IMPERIAL 8200 (US) I'm Not Free / I'm Talking To You
07/1953 SP IMPERIAL 45-8200 (US)

I'm Not Free / I'm Talking To You

10/1953 78 t. IMPERIAL 8212 (US) That's The Way I Like You / I'll Still Be Waiting
10/1953 SP IMPERIAL 45-8212 (US)

That's The Way I Like You / I'll Still Be Waiting

12/1953 78 t. IMPERIAL 8225 (US) That's How I Feel / I Love You All Over Again
12/1953 SP IMPERIAL 45-8225 (US)

That's How I Feel / I Love You All Over Again

04/1954 78 t. IMPERIAL 8242 (US) We Waltzed In My Dreams / Crazed For Love
04/1954 SP IMPERIAL X8242 (US)

We Waltzed In My Dreams / Crazed For Love

10/1954 78 t. IMPERIAL 8278 (US) Sue Suzie Boogie / She's Found Somebody New
10/1954 SP IMPERIAL X8278 (US)

Sue Suzie Boogie / She's Found Somebody New

04/1955 78 t. IMPERIAL 8294 (US)  Fool For You / It's Just Like A Dream Come True
04/1955 SP IMPERIAL X8294 (US)

Fool For You / It's Just Like A Dream Come True

03/1956 78 t. STARDAY 231 (US) Fat Woman / Kitty Kat
03/1956 SP STARDAY 45-231 (US) Fat Woman / Kitty Kat
07/1956 78 t. STARDAY 252 (US) Cat Just Got In Town / Sweet Dreams Baby
07/1956 SP STARDAY 45-252 (US) Cat Just Got In Town / Sweet Dreams Baby
02/1957 SP STARDAY 45-280 (US) It's Saturday Night / That's Why I Cry
09/1957 SP STARDAY 45-313 (US) Cheatin' On Your Mind / Million Miles Away
04/1958 SP STARDAY 45-360 (US)

Blue / Faded Rose

01/1959 SP STARDAY 45-418 (US) Long, Long Train / I'll Still Be Here Tomorrow
09/1959 SP STARDAY 45-453 (US)

Johnny's Gal Frankie / Loneliest Fool In Town

1960 SP D 1125 (US)

John's Back In Town / I'll Come Back

02/1961 SP D 1176 (US)

Waitin' For The River To Rise / Smoke The Bottle And The Wine

06/1961 SP MGM K 13015 (US)

You're Not The Kind / Please, Don't Let Her Know

12/1961 SP MGM K 13055 (US)

Your Letter's Overdue / Adding To My Misery

11/1962 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-513 (US)

Sing Another Sad Song / I Can Still See Him In Your Eyes

05/1963 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-596 (US)

Blue Side Of Lonesome / Where Were You

07/1964 SP SHAH S-303 (US)

Everything's Getting Much Bigger (But Our Love) / Honky Tonk Band

03/1965 SP JUBILEE 45-9002 (US) Paper Doll / Six Big Men (One Little Woman)
1965 SP CHARAY C 18 (US)

San Antonio Rose / Blue Jean

1965 SP CHARAY C 18 (US)

Blue Jean / Six Big Men

1967 SP PIKE PK-501-903 (US)

Drinking Champagne / Waitin'

1968 SP KAPP K-903 (US) Drinking Champagne / Waitin'
12/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1586 (US) Bill MACK & Wanda Conklin - Somewhere Between / And You Still Stand By Me
06/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1601 (US) Bill MACK & Wanda Conklin - That's Love (It's Love) / That's Why I Cry
04/1972 SP HICKORY 45-K-1628 (US)

The End Of The Road / Ladonna (Keeps Blowin' My Mind)

01/1973 SP HICKORY 45-K-1660 (US)

Today I'm Bringing You Roses / Waiting For The River To Rise

1977 SP Little Richie LR-1021 (US)

Too Tall Jones / King Kong

1977 SP Orange Blossom 711 (US) Too Tall Jones / King Kong
1977 SP Texas Buzzard TBR 711 (US) Too Tall Jones / King Kong
1982 ? SP Holladay Express C/K 044 (US)

Sunday, The Mail Don't Run / Today I'm Bringing You Roses











Albums

1973 ? LP 12" Discus LPS 940 (US)

Best Of Bill Mack (If There Is Such A Thing) -  Somewhere Between (with Wanda Conklin) / That's Love (with Wanda Conklin) / Guess I'll Keep Hanging On To You (with Susan Bagwell) / Waitin' For The River To Rise / And Still You Stand By Me / LaDonna / Today I'm Bringing You Roses / Everything's Getting Bigger But Our Love (with Susan Bagwell) / Ole King Kong / The End Of The Road / Melody Jones / Drinking Champagne

1998 CD Bill Mack Productions ? (US)

Bill Mack Sings His Songs - Drinking Champagne / Somewhere Between / Today I'm Bringin' You Roses / Melody Jones / Sunday The Mail Don't Run / That's Love / LaDonna / And Still You Stand By Me / Waitin' / That's Why I Cry / Me And My Buddy / Waitin' For The River To Rise / I Guess I'll Keep Hangin' On To You / It's My Lazy Day / End Of The Road / Blue

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Thoughts - Ten Special Recitations - Common Sense / God, Jesus And Me / A Dad’s Day With His Daughter / Shay Plays Ball / Butch O’hare And Easy Eddie / Highway 109 / Big Mike’s Prayer / The Passing Of Mr. Belser / Old Age Is Hell / Thoughts (recitations)

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Our Proud Land - Phoenix Fireman Billy / The Way Things Were / Kennedy / Lincoln / These Things I Wish For You / On Tuesday / Wanted … An American / This Land Is Our Land / The Military Man / Black November (recitations)

20?? CD Hillbilly Researcher HBR CD 017 (UK)

Bill Mack - Wedding Blues / Crazy Baby Boogie / Mama Don’t Lock The Door / Oh How It Hurts / It’s Your Turn To Cry / Big Bad Daddy / I’m Missin’ Lots Of Lovin’ / I Cried All The Way Home / I Still Dream About You / If You Don’t Change Your Name / Oh Please Blue Moon / Jole Blon On The Farm / Memories And Tears / Ain’t It A Shame / When The Sun Goes Down / Play My Boogie / Forever I’ll Wait For You / I’m Talking To You / We Waltzed In My Dreams / Crazy For Love / That’s What I Get For Lovin’ You / I Love You All Over Again / That’s How I Feel / I’m Not Free / That’s The Way I Like You / She Found Somebody New / It’s Just Like A Dream Come True / Sue-Suzie Boogie / A Fool You Are

10/2010 CD Jasmine JASMCD-3594 (UK)

Play My Boogie - Crazy Baby Boogie / When The Sun Goes Down / If You Dont Change Your Name / That‘s The Way I Like You / Big Bad Daddy / Oh Please Blue Moon / Wedding Blues / Mama, Dont Lock The Door / That‘s How I Feel / I Cried All The Way Home / Memories And Tears / I‘ll Still Be Waiting / Play My Boogie / It‘s Your Turn To Cry / I‘m Talking To You / That‘s What I Get For Loving You / Oh, How It Hurts Me / I Still Dream About You / Ain‘t It A Shame / I‘m Missin‘ Lots Of Lovin‘ / I‘m Not Free / Sue-Suzie Boogie / Crazy For Love / A Fool You Are

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