Bill and Kim share the same last name, but that’s not all. This dynamic singer/songwriter duo had the same uncommon upbringing in the music industry. They share strikingly similar backgrounds of traveling and singing with their families: Bill, a part of “The Nash Family Trio,” who recorded 2 albums for Columbia Records and Kim, a part of “The Belknap Family,” who toured the country heavily.
Before the two met, Bill started a solo career on Mercury Records. This was the start of a bright career which sparked various TV appearances and some notoriety on the Billboard charts. Bill became the first artist to record a song written by Kris Kristofferson. An exceptionally talented songwriter, Bill set his next steps toward creating songs that would be recorded by such well-known artists as Eddy Arnold.
1980 was a big year for Bill. He met Kim, an event he said, “Happily brought an end to his solo career!” They formed a duo, and subsequently decided to spend less time touring, and move to Nashville to focus on songwriting and raising their two sons.
In 1994, Reba McEntire recorded a song that Kim and Bill penned which became a top five hit single entitled, "They Asked About You." The song was included on McEntire's “Greatest Hits Vol. II,” an album that went to #1 and has currently sold over eleven million copies. They went on to write for Sony Music, and several other prominent publishers throughout the 90’s.
Keeping with their “Family Style” of music, in 2003 they drafted their youngest son Jimmy to form the group, Nash3. With much success in their new endeavor, they wrote and recorded "In God We Still Trust,” taking it to #1 on the independent record charts. Country group Diamond Rio heard the song and picked it up for their album, “Greatest Hits II.” This brought increased notoriety to Nash3, along with opportunities to play across the country, even being showcased at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cookoff.
After several years performing together as Nash3, Jimmy Nash embarked on a solo career in 2011. Bill & Kim began performing as a duo again, and spend a large amount of their time raising funds and awareness for their charity, Champions Kids Camp, which was founded in honor of their oldest son's healing of Leukemia. CKC is now in its 20th year, and several thousand at-risk children have come through their program.
Bill & Kim currently reside in Houston, TX, still love to travel and sing, and spend every minute they can with their grandchildren.
Get the whole story and more in Bill's autobiography, Saint Sinner Singer, releasing soon. Pre-order now.