Will was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun country. He grew up listening to the classic pop, rock and country music of his day, as well as a healthy dose of the Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans R&B native to Louisiana. On a chance visit to Tennessee in the 1980s Will managed to get a tape to his boyhood idol, Roy Orbison. Mr. Orbison took note of his talent and offered to bring Will to Nashville where his career as a writer and producer has blossomed. Will fronted his own original roots-rock band for years, but really hit paydirt with his first cut as a songwriter in 1993. Recorded by Warner Brothers artist Faith Hill, “Wild One” took the country charts by storm staying at # 1 for four weeks and breaking all records for a new female artist. He then had a pair of back-to-back #1 songs for country crooner John Michael Montgomery, the first one, “How Was I To Know”, followed by “Hold On To Me”. He has also had several other Top 10 singles, including “Nobody Gonna’ Rain On Our Parade” (Kathy Mattea) and “Can’t Get Enough” (Patty Loveless), as well as the title track to the Blake Shelton CD “Startin’ Fires. His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Jo Dee Messina, Tammy Cochran, Trick Pony, Emily West, Lee Greenwood, Danielle Peck and Ronnie Milsap to name a few. Will’s songs have also garned many BMI “Most Performed Songs of the Year” awards, as well as several BMI “Million-Air” awards.