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Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

"Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary"

 
 
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Inscription.  

"Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary"
- George Strait

Bill Mack's journey in broadcasting has taken him from radio in its heyday to the newest technology of satellite. His talent and the longevity of his career have earned him many awards and recognitions. He has built strong relationships with some of the greats of country music and has forged lasting friendships with country music legends such as Ray Price and Willie Nelson. Through it all, he has never forgotten his roots and his beloved hometown where he got his start. To thousands of loyal listeners and to the residents of Shamrock, he will always be known as the “Midnight Cowboy."

Major Awards and Recognitions
West Texas Music Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)

Portion of Historic Route 66 renamed Bill Mack Street in Shamrock, Texas
(2006)

Media Award for Excellence in Broadcasting (2000)

Golden Mile Award - For Distinguished Service to Truckers and the Trucking Industry

Hall of Fame Membership in
• Texas Radio Hall of Fame (2002)
• Texas Country Music DJ Hall of Fame (1999)

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Texas Country Music Hall of Fame (1999)
• Texas Music Hall of Fame (1995)
• Country Music DJ Hall of Fame - Nashville (1982)
• Florida Country Music Hall of Fame (1971)

Awards for "Blue” (1997)
• National Songwriter Association Award
• Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Pop and Country Song Awards
• Academy of Country Music Song of the Year
• Grammy - Best Country Song
• Named one of the top 100 country songs of all time by Country Music TV

BMI “Million Air” Club - "Drinking Champagne” and "Blue"

Golden DJ Award (1974)

Country Music Association DJ of the Year (1973)

Mr. DJ USA (1960, 1972)

Two-term Board Member of Country Music Association

Gold/Platinum records: "Clinging to a Saving Hand,” "Drinking Champagne," and "Blue"

Named one of 13 most powerful people in country music by Country Music Magazine (1970)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 35° 13.606′ N, 100° 14.933′ W. Marker is in Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 83) and Highway 40, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. The marker is behind the Conoco Tower Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

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walking distance of this marker. Bill Mack: Shamrock's Midnight Cowboy (here, next to this marker); Tower Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock (approx. ¾ mile away); Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (approx. ¾ mile away); Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (approx. ¾ mile away); Shamrock Water Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shamrock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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