Bill Whyte is a singer/songwriter/comedian/radio guy and more. He was inducted into the Country Radio Broadcast Hall Of Fame in 2012...his songs have been recorded by Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Brady Seals, Cledus T. Judd, Linda Davis ,Darin and Brooke Aldridge and others. He performs on the road with "Evening In The Round" with Grammy winner Linda Davis and her husband Lang Scott and with "Hits And Grins"...a songwriting trio that includes Steve Dean and Victoria Venier and also performs on his own.
Born in Montgomery City Missouri...graduated high school in Elsberry Missouri and from College with a degree in Mass Media from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Yes, Bill is a proud "Fighting Mule" from CMSU. Bill's first singing experience was in church with his Mom and Dad and two brothers and two sisters. The Whyte Family sang at local churches and small functions and to this day Bill jokes that "the family had the best 7 part unison you ever heard." Bill got his first guitar when he was 16 that he borrowed from his mother who played piano in the New Hope Baptist Church...but never learned to play the six stringed instrument. A friend taught him his first few chords and he was hooked. He wrote his first song shortly after. He played in a trio with his two brothers and then with a small group called "The Country Boys." Bill formed his first group at 17...Bill Whyte and The Shortline Express...later to become the Bill Whyte Band.
Bill's Comedy Bio
Bill Whyte's unique presentation of funny and twisted songs makes him a favorite everywhere he entertains.
Whether he's tributing those folks who are on permanent vacation in "Retired" (that Ray Steven's recorded.... 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.
Bill's other career is that of a morning radio guy. He was inducted into the Country Radio Broadcast Hall of Fame in February of 2012. After small market stops at KPCR in Bowling Green, Missouri and KWRE in Warrenton, Missouri...he worked at large market station that include Cincinnati at WUBE and has also been on the air doing morning shows for WMIL Milwaukee, WFMS in Indianapolis and WSM-FM in Nashville. He has won numerous broadcast awards including the CMA Award for Best Large Market Personality. He's been nominated for a CMA Award twice more, won an AIR Award for best new Morning Show in Nashville...had two Billboard Award nominations and won a Gavin Award for Best Morning Show at WUBE in Cincinnati.
Bill is also a serious songwriter and has written with hit writers and artists like Keith Anderson, Billy Dean, Linda Davis, Craig Morgan, Jim McBride, Brady Seals, Karen Taylor Good, Lisa Shaffer, Wil Nance, Steve Dean, Michael Peterson, Bobby Tomberlin, Jerry Salley, Rebecca Lynn Howard and many others.
KAREN TAYLOR GOOD
I'm Going Under
Don't Come Knockin' If The Tiki Hut's Rockin' (Trop Rock Song Of The Year 2012)
Catch It While You Can
But I Love Him
If You're Gonna Tell A Lie
"Cornhole"...heard in the movie "Cornhole The Movie"
"Mo Mo The Missouri Monster" Documentary Movie