As Bonnie “Prince” Billy, William Oldham became the definitive example of Alternative Country. He sang as if he had the weight of the world on his shoulders yet like few others delivered a beautiful sadness in his music. Ironically, his music sells better in the United Kingdom (not exactly an Alt Country hotbed) than in the United States, but despite the acclaim he receives, the enigmatic Oldham has a lot of work to do before Cleveland remotely considers him.
The Bullet Points: Eligible Since:
2023 Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Louisville, Kentucky) NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
The Letting Go (2006) NIHOF’s Favorite Song:
Cursed Sleep (From The Letting Go, 2006)
Should they be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%