Bill and Kim share the same last name, but that’s not all! This dynamic singer/songwriting 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 quoted “Happily brought an end to his solo career!”
A duo was formed and they have been making a name for themselves non-stop in the music industry. Songwriting, recording and touring, they found a way to keep it all in the family. The way it always has been.
In the nineties, 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 in McEntire's “Greatest Hits Vol. II,” an album that went to #1 and has currently sold over eleven million copies.
In 2003 they formed the group Nash3. Keeping with their “Family Style” of music, they drafted their youngest son Jimmy to be a part of the group. With much success in their new endeavor, "In God We Still Trust" was written and recorded, and became #1 on the independent record charts. Country group Diamond Rio heard the song and picked it up for their album, “Greatest Hits II.” Nash3 was truly making a name in the industry.
The latest turn in the ever-moving careers of this talented family, Jimmy Nash has now embarked on a solo career. Bill & Kim once again perform as a duo, 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.
Get the whole story and more in Bill's autobiography, Saint Sinner Singer, releasing soon. Pre-order now.