Winner of two Grammy Awards:
* best new artist with
Starland Vocal Band
* best song "Afternoon Delight" - vocal arrangement
Honored Songwriter in the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
Winner of the World Folk Music
Association's John Denver Award
Songwriter of Famous Hits:
Take Me Home Country Roads *
Afternoon Delight * Boulder to Birmingham * I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado *
Late Nite Radio * Friends with You (among many others)
Singer & Performer,
* Bill and Taffy *
Starland Vocal Band
Welcome to Bill's Official Web Site
Two-time Grammy Award Winner
Bill Danoff has been
extraordinarily successful on the international stage. He has been singing and writing songs since the
late 1960s when he
performed and co-wrote songs with John Denver at the Cellar Door in
Georgetown, an historic area of Washington, DC, When Bill and his then
partner, Taffy Nivert, invited Denver to help them finish writing a song, little
did anyone know that the song would soar to the top of the charts. "Take Me Home
Country Roads" catapulted John Denver into national prominence. Another
Danoff-Nivert song, "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado" was recorded by Denver
and it became the theme song of Colorado. And with Emmylou Harris, he
wrote her hit, "Boulder to Birmingham."
In the 1970s, Bill was the driving force behind the Starland Vocal Band.
"Afternoon Delight" (five Grammy nominations, two awards, and a place in the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) assured Bill's place in the national music scene.
Bill has just recently released a new CD of songs he wrote that
were recorded by John Denver. The CD is titled, "I Guess He'd Rather Be
in Colorado." To order the CD, go to CD Baby using this link:
For the last decade, Bill has been performing solo and is still writing hit
songs like "Late Nite Radio" and "Friends with You", both of which became
national top-ten hits. "Potter's Wheel", one of Bill's more recent songs,
included on John Denver's album, Different Directions.
Bill has also been instrumental in working with new talent and
introducing them to his audiences, including Mary Chapin Carpenter and John
Jennings. Bill continues to perform (See Bill's
Schedule) solo, sometimes in
John Denver tribute concerts with members of his former band, and to write and
to record new songs. Bill has used his music to make a difference in our
lives and the lives of many young musicians on the rise.
Click on links to other pages to learn more about the music of
these various Bill Danoff creations.
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