Bill Archer was born October 13, 1969 in Texas City, TX. He attended community college at near by College of the Mainland before enlisting in the army. During his time in the military he was writing songs and singing to anyone who would listen. Bills love of music can be contributed t his Grandmother Ruth Archer she owned a few well known bars in the area were Bill would make his first stage appearance with the house band at the age of seven.
Singing karaoke and setting in with a number of other bands Bill’s love for country music grew as well as his fan base. â€œI loved singing and writing country music and loved watching the people around me but I didn’t think I fit the country imageâ€. Finally in March 2005 he decided it was time and went into a recording studio for the first time, he cut 6 original songs which would eventually land him his first record deal with MGM Nashville.
In late 2007 he parted ties with MGM and thought of giving up, but thanks to the support of his family and friends he decided to make an independent effort and in June 2008 he stepped into Astra Studios owned by friend and fellow artist Keith McCoy. â€œThe atmosphere was different the players were different and my song writing style had maturedâ€ he recorded Cancun which became his launching pad for things to come. A local radio station 93Q KKBQ owned by COX Media in conjunction with Kenny Chesneys Next Big Star contest would prove to be another door opening opportunity. From all the submission entered only four could move on to the final showdown and their chance to open for Kenny. Alas to spite his best efforts Bill did not win but he did not give up he started looking for new avenues to be heard and seen.