Bill Green has played music all his life. At seven, he began playing guitar and piano until reaching high school when he chose football over music. Upon graduation from high school and All-State football honors, Bill received full athletic scholarships and played football at Sul Ross State and Texas Tech University. In 1972, due to injuries, Bill gave up football and upon graduation from college in 1973, he re-examined his future and began pursuing his music career full time.
From 1972-1975, Bill played steel guitar with songwriter and friend, David Price while also spending time in Nashville writing for a publishing company and recording. In 1976, Bill recorded his first Billboard Chart record, “Texas on a Saturday Night”. From 1976 to 1982, Bill continued to record in Nashville, releasing other Chart singles including “Fool Such as I”, “Freeborn Man”, and “Texas Greats”. In 1976 he went to work with the legendary Johnny Bush as bass player and front man for a two year stint. In 1978, Bill formed his own band, the Texas Greats, and toured the Southwest U.S. working with his friends John Wesley Ryles, Becky Hobbs, David Wills, Brian Collins, and Kenny Dale. In 1980, he formed the San Antonio based booking agency, Texas Greats Promotions, and handled booking duties for many local, regional, and national acts. In 1982, Bill left the “road” to spend more time with his family and concentrate on the business and studio production. It was at this time that Bill formed BGM records and his publishing company, Bill Green Music. In addition to his production and record business duties, as a songwriter Bill has had songs recorded by Johnny Bush, Johnny Rodriguez, Doug Kershaw, Billy O’Rourke, and others, not to mention three of his own albums which included many of his own songs.
Working in recording studios since the early 70’s, as an artist, musician, producer, and engineer, has proven to be a successful venture for Bill. In 1984, he had his first Billboard production success with Bobby Jenkins’, “Blackjack Whiskey,” which led to many other National chart credits including Kenny Dale, Toby Keith & Easy Money, Billy Mata, Doug Kershaw and Hank Williams, Jr. and others. More recent production and recording credits include Johnny Bush and Randy Rogers, TJ Broscoff, Red Jenkins, Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition, Johnny Bush and Willie Nelson, Johnny Rodriguez, and others.
In 1985, Bill served two terms as president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Music Association and member of the State Board of Directors TMA and was instrumental in the formation of the Texas Music Commission (now the Texas Music Office, a branch of the Governors Office). In addition to studio work, the early 1990’s found Bill producing outdoor stage shows for special events on artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Reba McIntire, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Tanya Tucker, and others.
With over 30 years experience in the music business, Bill is currently President of BGM Network, with offices and studios in San Antonio. Most of his time is spent in the Studio and administering the BGM publishing catalog. The fact that he is experienced on multiple musical instruments and is equipped with the fundamentals of music theory, gives him an advantage when it comes to producing and engineering. Since 1972, Bill has accumulated over 40,000 hours of studio and recording experience as a producer, engineer, musician, songwriter, and artist (most hours as a producer and engineer).