Nobody in broadcasting has a more
recognizable voice than Bill Mack. He has been heard on radio
- - - seen on television - - - heard on records and featured in
various publications for years.
Bill has been closely
associated with the truckers and millions of other listeners via his
radio programs out of the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex since 1969,
broadcasting during the wee hours of the morning and keeping the
world company with his music and chit-chat that has allowed him to
be featured in more publications and to win more awards than any
other country music DJ.. in the world.
He has been honored as the “Country
Of-The-Year”, “Mr. DJ.. USA”,
“Texas’ Number One Country DJ..” (for over 30 years) and the super
honor: He is a member of the “Country
Hall-Of-Fame” in Nashville.
In 1999, Bill was placed in
“The Texas Country Music Hall-of-Fame”
and “The Texas Country Music Disk Jockey
Hall-of-Fame”, both at the same awards banquet, and was in
nomination for the prestigious “Marconi
Award” in Orlando, Florida.
In 2000, Bill was given the
“Media” award for broadcasting by his peers and the members of the
world-famous “Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bill has been hosting
“Country Crossroads” on radio (now heard on over 800 outlets) since
it began in October, 1969 and has been hosting “Country Crossroads”
on FamilyNet Cable TV since 1993, a real honor for him.
Bill is also recognized as one
of the better songwriters in the nation. His compositions have been
recorded by over 60 artists … including Dean Martin, Ray Price,
Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and dozens of other top names in
He is now a member of the
most cherished “Million-Air Club”.
No, that doesn’t indicate he’s a millionaire financially. It
represents the fact his composition, “DRINKING
CHAMPAGNE”, has been played over a
million times on-the-air (radio & television). George Strait’s
recording of the song won Bill a
Album … because the Texan sold over a million copies of the
His biggest moment in music
came in 1997 when his song, “BLUE”,
made LeAnn Rimes a star and he won a
when it was voted “The Country Song Of The Year in 1996”, the highest honor
that can be bestowed on a songwriter.
Adding to the honor, Bill
received the American Flag that was
flown over The United States Capitol representing him on the day he
received his Grammy.
The Honorable Kay Granger, Member of
Congress, presented it to him.
“BLUE” was also responsible for Bill winning statuettes and
trophies as Song-Of-The-Year at The Academy Of Country Music in
L.A. and “Country-Weekly’s
Golden Pick Award”. The album,
“BLUE”, by LeAnn Rimes, has broken
all records … remaining in the Top 10 best-seller charts for over 90
weeks. It has sold over 10 million copies and is still selling
hot. A Multi-Platinum record hangs
on his wall for “BLUE”.
On June 4, 2003, Bill received a
tremendous birthday gift when "BLUE"
was selected as one of the TOP 100 COUNTRY SONGS of-all-time by CMT!
Another of Bill’s songs
recorded by LeAnn Rimes, “CLINGING TO A
SAVING HAND”, is in her “Inspirational Songs” album, which
has also sold several millions.
This gospel favorite has
also been recorded by Connie Smith, Conway Twitty, Bill Monroe and
dozens of other great artists.
One of his most cherished
gifts: A Lunar Bible from the Apollo XIV, the first lunar module to land on
the moon on February 5, 1971.
Also of great importance is
the fact the “Wives of the Truckers” presented him with a special
award saying they had voted him “their favorite ‘radio
He has received keys to various
cities, there have been two “Bill Mack Days” in his city of Fort
Worth, The Governor of Kentucky proclaimed him a Kentucky Colonel and, now, there is “Bill
Mack Street” in his hometown, Shamrock, Texas.
heard nationwide on SiriusXM Satellite
Radio for a decade beginning
with the its inaugural day in 2001. He resigned from SiriusXM
in 2011 and is busily involved in several lucrative media ventures.