Billy Hill was a native of Chicago Heights, Illinois. But that was
his stage name. His real name was Ralph Cruz.
He started his career in the entertainment business when he was just 18
years old at the United States Air Corps Club in Glendale, Arizona.
One of the highlights during his early career was sharing
the stage with Lefty Frizzell.
In 1966, he was working at two radio stations. WLOR in La Porte, Indiana
and WYCA-FM in Hammond, Indiana.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup; No. 84; September 1966
Charlton Publishing Corp.; Charlton Building; Derby, CT