Smiling Bill McCall

"Smiling Bill McCall"
Single by Johnny Cash
A-side "Smiling Bill McCall"
"Seasons of My Heart"
Released March 1960 (1960-03)
Genre country
Label Columbia 4-41618
Songwriter(s) Johnny Cash[1]
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Straight A's in Love"
"Smiling Bill McCall"
"Second Honeymoon (song)"
Music video
"Smiling Bill McCall" (audio only) on YouTube

"Smiling Bill McCall" is a song written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash.[2][3]

The song was released as a single by Columbia Records (Columbia 4-41618, with "Seasons of My Heart" on the opposite side)[4][5][6] in March[7][8] or April 1960.[9]


It is a story song.[10]



  1. ^ "Smiling Bill McCall / Seasons Of My Heart". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  2. ^ "Smiling Bill McCall - Composition by Johnny Cash, Hollie Dew, Nick Shaffran - Discogs Tracks". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  3. ^ John L. Smith (1 January 1999). Another Song to Sing: The Recorded Repertoire of Johnny Cash. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-3629-7.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn (2002). Top Country Singles, 1944 to 2001: Chart Data Compiled from Billboard's Country Singles Charts, 1944-2001. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-151-2.
    Joel Whitburn (2005). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs: 1944-2005, Billboard. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-165-9.
  5. ^ Tim Neely (2004-05-01). Goldmine Records & Prices. Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87349-781-7. Smiling Bill McCall Seasons of My Heart 41618.
  6. ^ George Albert (1984-01-01). The Cash Box Country Singles Charts, 1958-1982. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-1685-5.
  7. ^ Peter Lewry (2001). I've Been Everywhere: A Johnny Cash Chronicle. Helter Skelter. ISBN 978-1-900924-22-1.
    “Seasons Of My Heart”/"Smiling Bill McCall” (Columbia 4-41618) released.
  8. ^ The Johnny Cash Record Catalog. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1994. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-0-313-29506-5.
  9. ^ Steve Turner (2005-10-30). The Man Called CASH: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend. Thomas Nelson. pp. 245–. ISBN 978-1-4185-7809-1.
  10. ^ John M. Alexander (16 April 2018). The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash. University of Arkansas Press. pp. 41–. ISBN 978-1-61075-628-0.
  11. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-23.

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