upcoming shows at the newberry opera house in sc & the ramkat in nc


William will be performing at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, SC on September 27th & The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, NC on September 28th. You can find more details and tickets here.

William Bell to perform at the 37th annual san francisco jazz festival on thursday, june 20th


William will be performing at the 37th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 20th. You can find tickets here.

Soultracks.com Premieres southern avenue’s new single “We’ve Got The Music” featuring william bell

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You can check out the article and new song here.

William bell to perform at baton rouge blues festival april 13th-14th

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William will be performing at the 25th anniversary Baton Rouge Blues Festival April 13th-14th. Get tickets here.

william bell set to perform at the 2019 beale street music festival

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William will be performing at the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 4th. Click here to get tickets!

William bell nominated for best soul blues male artist by the blues foundation

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William Bell has been nominated for Best Soul Blues Male Artist by The Blues Foundation! If you are a Blues Foundation member and would like to vote for William, voting closes at the end of February. Click here to vote.

William Bell and Shemekia Copeland announce 40th blues music awards nominees

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William Bell and Shemekia Copeland will announce the 40th Blues Music Awards Nominees Wed. Jan 9th, 8 - 9 am (CST) Live on Ditty TV
Watch here

World cafe interview now available on-demand

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William Bell’s interview with World Cafe is now available on-demand. Click here to listen!

World Cafe Broadcasting William Bell Episode on Dec 17

World Cafe will be broadcasting William Bell’s episode across all affiliates on Monday, Dec 17, 2018, and select affiliates will broadcast it early on Saturday, Dec 15. Click here to find your local station. If you miss it, you can find the on-demand stream of the episode here.

William Featured for Savannah Music Festival Season Kickoff Concert

William sat down with the people of Connect Savannah before his show that will kick off the Savannah Music Festival season in early November. Click the image above to read more!

Stax Records Releases a ‘68 Box Set Including Several William Bell Singles

1968: one of the most historic and revered years in the history of soul music. Stax Records released numerous songs throughout that year, including several of William Bell’s earliest hits. They have now released a box set including all of those historic singles, which you can find out more about by clicking here.

William Bell set to perform AT savannah music festival’s 2019 season kickoff concert

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William will be performing at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah on November 9th. Click here for tickets.

William Bell releases new single “In a moment of weakness” produced by matt ross-spang

William Bell has released a new single in collaboration with the Amazon Original “Produced By” series. The song was produced by Matt Ross-Spang and can be heard here.

STAX RECORDS TO RElease box set including every 1968 single, including several william bell hits

Stax Records will highlight its 1968 releases with the forthcoming five-disc box set, "Stax ’68: A Memphis Story." The massive box set – which includes songs from Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes, William Bell, and Rufus and Carla Thomas – will feature 134 songs. Click here for more information.

William Bell set to perform at the Mempho Music Festival in Memphis on October 6-7

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'The Soul Of A Bell' reissue on vinyl: available now!

For the first time ever, 'The Soul of a Bell' is available on vinyl! Click the image above to get your copy of the historic reissue and to hear William's interview with Vinyl Me Please.

Bell nominated for the Blues Foundation's 'Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year'

For the second consecutive year, William Bell has been nominated for a Blues Music award. This year, he is nominated alongside artists Curtis Salgado, Don Bryant, Johnny Rawls, Sugaray Rayford, and Wee Willie Walker. The winners will be announced on May 10th in Memphis at the 39th annual ceremony. To see all of the nominations, click the image above.

william Bell Receives 2017 Epitome of Soul award

William Bell is receiving David Porter's 2017 Epitome of Soul Award by Stevie Wonder at Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in Tunica on November 11th. This event will include performances by William, Stevie, David, Richard Roundtree and more!

William Bell begins the take me to the river tour

William has embarked on the Take Me To The River tour and it is off to a great start! Click on Tour Dates above for ticket information to a show near you!

William Bell at Jimmy Vivino's Nyc Blues Revue

Rolling Stone's 'Best of the Grammys' this year!


William is honored to be featured as one of Rolling Stone's "best of of the Grammys" this year! In the article, William's performance of "Born Under a Bad Sign" with Gary Clark Jr. is highlighted. Click HERE to read the full article!

William Bell Unwraps his grammy award

Watch the moment William unwraps his Grammy Award for "Best Americana Album 2016" for his album "This Is Where I Live"

William Bell Announced on Jazz Fest 2017

William will be performing at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 5th along with Dave Mathews and Tim Reynolds, Margo Price, The Revivalists, and many more. Check out the whole lineup by clicking the photo above. 

William Bell Wins Best Americana Album Grammy

William won his first ever Grammy award Sunday, and topped it off with a performance of his classic song, "Born Under A Bad Sign," along with Gary Clark Jr on the CBS telecast.

William To Perform with Gary Clark Jr. On the Grammys Telecast

William is happy to announce that he will be performing along with guitarist Gary Clark Jr on the Grammys telecast on Feb. 12th! The awards show will be broadcast on CBS at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. 

William Has Been Nominated for Three Blues Music Awards for 2017

Congratulations to William on his three 2017 Blues Music Award Nominations in the categories of, Album (for "This Is Where I Live"), Soul Blues Album (for "This Is Where I Live"), and Soul Blues Male Artist. 

William has been nominated for two Grammys

We're so proud of William and his two Grammy nominations! Best Traditional R&B Performance (for the song "The Three of Me") and Best Americana Album!

William Bell Inducted In To The Memphis Music Hall Of Fame

On Nov. 3rd William will be inducted in to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame where he will be joining other music powerhouses such as Johnny Cash, Al Green, Justin Timberlake, and more! 

William Bell Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at Americana Music Awards

William won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and successful career in song writing for hits like "You Don't Miss Your Water," "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday," and more!  Pictured above his William and Bonnie Raitt after their performance at the AMA's. 

William Bell's Tiny Desk Performance Premieres on NPR Music

William Bell's Tiny Desk performance premiered on NPR Music. Click here to see the whole performance! 

William Bell Featured on World Cafe

William Bell's "The Three Of Me" Featured on the NPR Music's 100 Favorite songs of 2016 (so far)

Click the photo above to see all the songs that NPR Music loves so far this year! 

William Bell Featured on NPR's Fresh Air

William was featured on NPR's Fresh Air on June 11, 2016. Take a listen to him talk about his interview above and read more about the episode here

William Bell Featured in the New York Times

The The New York Times featured an article about William Bell! He speaks candidly about the new record, out on Fri., June 3rd, with comments from Booker T and John Leventhal. To read the full article, click the photo above.

William bell Interviewed on npr's Weekend Edition

William Bells' EPK For The upcoming album "This IS where i live" Is Released

William Bell plays special show in NYC with john leventhal band

William Bell will be backed by a special band assembled by "This Is Where I Live" producer, John Leventhal, on June 7th. 


The title track of William's new album, "This Is Where I Live,"  premiered on Noisey. To read more about the upcoming album and to listen to the track, click here. 


William appeared on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his upcoming album, "This Is Where I Live." Take a listen to the full interview and a clip of "Poison In The Well" here

"Three Of Me" Premieres on NPR's Songs We Love

The single "Three Of Me" Premiered on NPR's Songs We Love. William also had an interview about the upcoming album "This Is Where I Live," out on Stax-Concord Records June 3rd. To listen to the song and read the interview, click here

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