Bill Ekhoff’s country styling's are not rooted in trends or bubblegum catchiness whose glory only fades. Rather Ekhoff roots his music in solid songwriting, grounding his songs in strength of character and lasting artistic quality. Even his influences come more from those who create the songs than those who perform them. “I am influenced by writers more than performers,” he says. “My favorite writers are not performers.” His melodies unfailingly strike the right emotional chord. A Bill Ekhoff song has real heart for real country music.
Make Your Escape and Turn Their Heads
Ekhoff is out to create country music that grabs your attention, keeps it and makes you want to walk into the music. Ekhoff’s creative process is more than a method for making music. Music is his route to peace. “Music puts me in a good mood,” he says. “I make my escape in music.” His songwriting is powerful enough to create flesh-and-blood stories with three dimensions – the kind of places in which the listener can find escape as well. And Ekhoff’s ear-grabbing music has no problem drawing musical pilgrims into his world of country tunes. He is a conscientious songwriter and is always seeking ways to catch the listener with the right hook and keep him with the strength of the material. “I want to write and perform songs that will make people turn their heads. I want them to say, "Did you hear that?”
Ekhoff is a country music songwriter first and foremost, looking for artists who would want to record his songs. He has had over a dozen single song contracts from publishers in the Nashville area with a couple cuts to date. After some publishing contracts ran out, as an artist, he recorded a project in Nashville and released several of the songs off the CD in the European Country Music Association. Five of the songs reached top ten positions in the ECMA. There were 17 other chart positions he won't even mention. He is approaching 100,000 spins worldwide and refers to it as a "good start!"
“Bill Ekhoff’s country music is for people and about people; he writes with passion and understanding.” – A&R Select, Los Angeles CA.