Willy and the Cowboy have personally worked with winners of every major award in the entertainment business, including; Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Obie and Emmy awards.
Willy started the mid 1980’s as a country singer & songwriter. He was one half of the West Coast country duet "Willy & The Cowboy", (along with his Texas hometown friend- Kevin Conboy).
Willy went on to write many songs and wrote and recorded the international hit song, “A Tribute to Marty Robbins”. First released in Nashville as a single, (An actual 45 vinyl record) Willy & The Cowboy then recorded a Tribute album/CD that went on to receive great reviews. The Album was produced by Country Star, Johnny Carver and Grand Ole Opry musican Jimmy Capps.
While in Nashville Willy signed as a staff writer where he co-wrote many songs in the 80's & 90's with Nashville Songsmith, Ruthie Steele.
Willy and Ruthie are still writing together and promoting co-written songs with old friends including (Ruthie's Brother) Max D Barnes (Songwriter Hall of Fame).
Willy & The Cowboy toured mainly in Texas and the west coast. They sang at the Grand Ole Opry, The Bluebird Cafe, and The Palomino Club and has opened for Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Waylon Jennings to name a few.
"Writing & Recording again”
Willy lives in his home state of Texas (Austin) where he continues writing and recording. He is a prolific writer with BMI Nashville (bmi.com) and is recording a new album entitled "He Takes After Me".
Willy is currently pitching his songs to Hollywood Movies and in Nashville to recording artists with his company Willy B. Music Group.
Willy is married to professional Actress Teresa Griffith and they have a son named Jamen. (who is now 10 years old).