HAL WILLIS A LIVING LEGEND FOR MANY YEARS: Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to HAL WILLIS, and one of those memorable times of not wanting to rush off phone and do work, but to listen to a man that has been a friend to Bob and I for years. Hal Willis is a Canadian/American country singer, living in Nashville Tennessee USA. He was born Leonald Gauthier and is the youngest son of Alfred and Evelina Gauthier, born in Canada. Hal Is truly an amazing person, and has shown the world a talent of writing and singing top songs for years. He deserves all the credit, admiration that he receives, plus awards and recognition. Before too long HAL WILLIS will share some exciting NEWS with the world, and please remember he represents us all as he is one of the best representatives the INDIE industry has . May God continue to smile on Hal, give him good health to be able to rejoice as his accomplishments are many, and the USA and Canada are richly represented by HAL, also his dear wife Ginger now in heaven, and all they have done to help Indie artists, DJ’s, record labels, promoters, songwriters. YES, HAL WILLIS IS TRULY A LIVING LEGEND.
Hal’s biggest success was “The Lumberjack“, an international hit that sold over 1.5 million copies. In 1965, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard country charts in the USA. This success was so phenomeneous that he has been since called Mr Lumberjack. His popularity started rising in 1956, when he and his wife, Ginger Willis, was hired by Colonel Tom Parker to tour with Elvis Presley. At this time Hal and Ginger were also Rock & Roll singers recording songs like My Pink Cadillac and Bop a Dee Bop a Doo. Hal and Ginger, along with Hank Snow, were the only Canadian performers to tour with Elvis Presley. He also performed and toured through his career with many American Country Hall of Fame‘s singers such as Patsy Cline, Webb Pierce, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. His recent album are Coast to Coast, a Christmas album Santa’s Clones
Hal and Ginger Willis were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010
Article from Rhon Scheuerman of RhonBob Promotions
We here at Wildhorse Entertainment are extremely excited and honored to tell you that Hal Willis has given us permission to feature his Worldwide Million Seller Hit, “The Lumberjack”, as a free download release on Wildhorse Entertainment. So all the millions of “Hal Willis” fans out there be on the lookout for your free download copy of ‘The Lumberjack”, next week on Wildhorse Entertainment. You also have the power to make Hals song a number one hit again in 2012 by downloading his song once it’s available. Our Top30 monthly Chart Show hosted by Ed Dailey is based solely on the amount of downloads each song gets during one calendar month.