"a constant model of creativity, generosity, talent, reliability, warmth, and love"
Some are drawn to music for the attention. Some for financial gain. Some just want to get the girls (or guys). But the real artists and writers are not simply "drawn" - they're compelled, driven not for some external trivialities but for a simple, unabashed, overwhelming love for the craft and the medium.
Bill Warrington wears his love of songwriting not just on his sleeve, but in his soul, his voice, his eyes, and his smile. When you meet him, when you see him perform, when you talk to him about his art, you're left with not a single doubt about where his heart is. He's one of the real ones, and his music - whether wistfully optimistic (Two Willing Hearts) or nostalgically whimsical (Jonesin' for Jones) - reveals a true artist's passion for simply "making a joyful noise." Listen to Bill Warrington on REVERBNATION
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Warrington started writing songs and playing guitar while in the Navy. He moved to Nashville in 1989, beginning a journey which has led to literally thousands of live shows and as many songs, the latter of which have earned him several awards, including the Tennessee Songwriters Association International's coveted "Songwriter of the Year" in 2005. That same year he was chosen from over a thousand applicants to participate in ASCAP's yearly workshop, moderated by hit songwriter Walt Aldridge.
An inveterate collaborator, Warrington has co-written with hundreds of songsmiths, from Nashville newcomers to hit-making veterans, serving as either a mentor, student, or a bit of both. Yet, to hear him tell it, you'd think he was just a bystander - his Facebook posts are full of glowing accolades for his co-writers, with little well-deserved credit taken for himself. It's this creative generosity which has made him one of the most well-liked songwriters in a town which, contrary to other music-biz Meccas, is actually known for cordiality.
Whether he's playing live (solo or with his band "The Inside Road"), recording, or writing, Warrington's infectious love for what he's doing is as plain as the smile on his face.