UNIVERSITY CITY, MO-(KPLR)- A University City artist is favored to win the largest country talent search in the world. Wild Bill Young is on a mission to become the best new act in country music and bring a bit of notoriety of country music to St. Louis. Becoming a country star came natural for Young, growing up his father loved to sing county songs. Picking up his father's lead. Young sang country tunes and enjoyed the music. Young is on the highway road to fame with great anticipation from fans around the country. The University City native hopes to join the ranks with many people who competed in this same competition before they were famous like Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and many other country superstars. Young will head to Nashville , TN to compete in the competition next month.
He wears a cowboy hat, boots and loves to ride horses . Now Young is preparing to return to Nashville Tennessee ,a city known as the center of the music industry to compete in the , Texaco Country Showdown the world's largest country talent search. "We are glad to be competing and winning as well for St. Louis and we are glad to be representing St. Louis in a historic event such as this. said Young.
Wild Bill’s authentic country sound is rooted in his boyhood cross-country trips with his father, an over-the-road trucker. Riding through the south, he would often listen to the radio and sing along with such greats as Hank Williams Sr., Charlie Pride and George Jones. As he sang his father encouraged him to not just imitate the greats, but to find his own unique voice. " We are proud to be following the in footsteps of some of the largest acts in country music right now that are national superstars, "I think St. Louis has the next biggest act in the world coming right out of our back yard. said Keith Clinton, Young's manage
Throughout his recording career Bill, who writes all of his own original lyrics, has been blessed to work with several platinum-selling producers, including hit-makers Steve Blast and MO Beatz. The majority of Bill’s music, however, is born from his collaborations with St. Louis’ own Super Producer, Willie Woods, who also produced the Grammy nominated multi-platinum Nappy Roots hit, “Po Folks” and Nelly’s platinum single “Ride With Me.” It's wonderful to have a great musician from University City to have his career to go the way it's going and to go this far in this far in the country competition that's out standing , said Joe Edwards, Blueberry Hill Owner
He will be competing the State finals next month.