Date of Birth Feb. 23, 1934
Bob Willis began writing songs at the age of 12.
Willis wrote and sang Country songs until the age of 26 when he began ministering the Gospel and writing Country-Gospel songs.
Willis has been a Non-Denominational minister for the past 45 years and has sung in many states throughout America.
Below is a list of some of the songs Bob Willis has written and had recorded by Hall Of Fame member and former Governor Jimmie Davis.
“TWO GLASSES OF BUTTERMILK”
“THE LAST WALK”
“THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER”
“THE LAST MOUNTAIN”
“WITH A CROSS ON HIS BACK”
“THE LAST FEW MILES (I’VE TRAVELED ON MY KNEES)”
“I STILL BELIEVE THAT IT’S TRUE”
“THE GREAT HOMECOMING”
“LOUISIANA, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU”
“GUILTY OF LOVE (IN THE 1ST DEGREE)”
And seven others total 17 songs.
Guilty of Love (In The 1st Degree) spent 52 weeks on the Gospel Music top 20 Chart in 1970 and was at number 3 for 8 straight weeks FOR A FREE COPY OF THE SHEET MUSIC CLICK HERE
Bob Willis is listed as (Mr.) Country-Gospel in the Christian Industry Directory published by Sunshine Publishing Company.
Bob Willis has written thousands of Country-Gospel songs and a lot of these songs are published with Personified Music or Peer Music. At the present time Willis has 144 of his Country-Gospel songs licensed with BMI and has had his songs recorded by over 100 artists. Some of the most notable to date are:
Gospel Hall Of Fame members The Florida Boys
The Happy Goodman Family (members of the Gospel Hall Of Fame)
Country Duo Carl and Pearl Butler
Country Grammy winning recording artist Jody Miller
Country and Gospel Hall of Fame member Jimmie Davis
Some of the awards Willis has received include:
Oct 9, 1978 Willis received a Colonel of Tennessee certificate from Gov. Ray Blanton
July 23, 1984 Willis received a Certificate Of Appreciation from Nashville, TN Mayor Richard Fulton.
September 10, 1984 Willis received an Honorary Citizen Of Tennessee certificate from Governor Lamar Alexander
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