Bill LaBounty

Bill LaBounty is an American musician. He was initially a singer-songwriter in the soft rock genre, first as a member of the band Fat Chance, and later as a solo artist.[1] As a solo artist, LaBounty recorded six studio albums, including four on Curb Records/Warner Bros. Records. His first charting single, "This Night Won't Last Forever", was covered in 1979 by Michael Johnson, whose rendition was a Top 20 pop hit that year.

Bill LaBounty
Background information
Soft rock
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active1978-present
LabelsWarner Bros./Curb, Noteworthy
Associated actsFat Chance
Steve Wariner

In the mid-1980s, LaBounty shifted his focus to country music and has co-written several songs for country music artists, including Steve Wariner's Number One hits "Lynda", "The Weekend" and "I Got Dreams".[2] LaBounty signed to a songwriting contract with Curb Publishing in 2001.[3] Many of his songs were written with his wife, Beckie Foster.[4]



  • Promised Love (1975, Warner/Curb)
  • This Night Won't Last Forever (1978, Warner/Curb)
  • Rain in My Life (1979, Warner/Curb)
  • Bill LaBounty (1982, Warner/Curb)
  • Right Direction (1994, Noteworthy)
  • Best Selection (2004, Columbia)
  • Back To Your Star (2009, Chill Pill Records (USA), T.a.c.s Records (Japan))
  • Time starts now (2012, box 4 CDs with unreleased tracks)
  • Into Something Blue" (2014)


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1976 "Lie to Me" 109 Promised Love
1978 "This Night Won't Last Forever" 46 65 81 This Night Won't Last Forever
"In 25 Words or Less" 36
1982 "Never Gonna Look Back" 22 110 Bill LaBounty

List of singles co-written by LaBounty

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  1. "Bill LaBounty". Steve Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  2. "Bill LaBounty: The Right Direction". Archived from the original on 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  3. Stark, Phyllis (2001-04-14). "Nashville Scene". Billboard: 39.
  4. "Eddy Raven flies high in country". The Tennesseean. March 11, 1990. p. 35. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  5. Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 504. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.
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