Little David was happy writing songs and entertaining in a Nashville Nitery until Producer Owen Bradley
and MCARecords offered him a recording contract which produced him four National Top Ten Hits and several
Top Twenty Hits such as, "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "Butterbeans", and "The Good Night Special". Little
David has always attracted some of the greatest record producers, including his first producer and the father
of Rock-n-Roll, Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis, when David was
twenty years old.
Sam Phillips discovered Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison, to name a few.
David feels so blessed to have been put in this stable of stars. Wilkins has recorded five albums including
his newly released CD album "The Boogie Woogie Man", a must for anyone's music library.
If another adjective were invented for this extraordinary, unparalleled performer it would have to
be incredible. Incredible in performance. Incredible in creativity. Incredible in audience appeal.
What else can you say about a man who has had nearly 100 songs recorded by himself and
many other major stars. David has written so many hits to his credit and didn't even start to write
until he was an adult. He has written approximately 1,500 songs in his career. And what else can
you say about a man who taught himself to play the piano in three days and on the third day,
played in front of an audience? Or a man who can elevate a dish of Butterbeans into the status
of a country music, comic standard. Incredible.
The reality factor has always been an important facet of Little David's work. His songs and
performances, rich with tongue-in cheek subtleties, reflect that reality. While many artists
editorialize in their music about the way life should be, Little David Wilkins sings about the way
it is. "Not Tonight, I've Got a Headache", "He'll Play The Music But You Can't Make Him Dance",
and "Motel Rooms", all project the knowing reality of a man who's been there. Interaction with the
audience and humor, down-to-earth and close to the life styles of his audiences, also characterize
Little David's dynamite stage appearances. Yeah, I like to talk and mingle with my audiences.
We really have fun. I love it and they love it - being part of the show. You know they'll yell for
"Butterbeans" that's always first and "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show". It's funny, but they'll stop
the show until I sing it.
Life and love, viewed through humor and reality, constitute the major themes of Wilkins's work.
Mark Twain once said that we speak and write best about the things we know the best. If this is
so, then Little David Wilkins is eminently qualified to interpret life and love, for these are the very
qualities, the substances that fill his life.
"I love everything to do with music, he relates. I love touring and performing for people. I love my
fans and writing songs. It makes you feel good, to know there's something you've created"…
His audiences sense this too. From the beginning to end, he has his audiences in the palm of his
hand. It's always a great performance. But beyond the greatness, there's an extra-special
something about Little David Wilkins that reaches out and engulfs his listeners. He is Magnetic
and compelling with a fire and urgency on stage. Everything about this Charismatic performer
spells out the words ENTERTAINER. Good times forget your troubles and follow me time. The
Little David Wilkins Show is not just another performance. It's a happening you won't forget!
Little David says all he wants to do in life is keep on doing what he's doing, MUSIC!
Major Songs Written:
"Comin' On Strong" - Brenda Lee
"That's The Only Way Life's Good To Me" - Charlie Pride
"Cry Like A Baby" - Ronnie Dove
"Afraid I Want To Love Her One More Time" - Billy "Crash" Craddock
"Put A Little Lovin' On Me" - Percy Sledge
"Georgia Keeps Pullin' On My Ring" - Conway Twitty
Major Songs Recorded:
"Love In The Back Seat"
"One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"
"Too Much, Hold Back"
"Good Night Special"
"Georgia Keeps Pullin' On My Ring"
"He'll Play The Music"
"Not Tonight, I've Got A Headache"
"Agree To Disagree"
"Whoever Turned You On"
"Before It Begins"
"Little David Wilkins"
"Little David On The Road"
"King Of All The Taverns"
"Boogie Woogie Man"
"Top Ten Hits Plus 3"
2006 Wall Of Achievement Hometown Of Parsons, Tennessee
2007 Inductee "The International Rockabilly Hall Of Fame"
2008 Inductee "The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall Of Fame"
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Presentation
Song Writer Awards
BMI Award for "Comin' On Strong"
BMI Award for "Georgia Keeps Pullin' On My Ring"
ASCAP Award for "He'll Play The Music"
(But You Can't Make Him Dance)
"Country's Family Reunion" RFD-TV 2010
"Music City Tonight" "Hee-Haw"
"You Can Be A Star" (Celebrity Judge) "Pop Goes The Country"
"Nashville On The Road" "That Good Ole Nashville Music"
"The Del Reeves Show" "The Porter Wagoner Show"
Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, Tennessee
Billy Bob's - Fort Worth, Texas
Gilley's - Pasadena, Texas
Astro Hall - Houston, Texas
Calgary Stampede - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Palomino Club - Los Angeles, California
Arie Crown Theatre - Chicago, Illinois
Shy Clown - Reno, Nevada
Fairmont Hotel - Atlanta, Georgia & New Orleans, Louisiana
Annual World Championship "Butterbean Eating Contest"
(Inspired by his hit song "Butterbeans")
Germany - 26 cities in 30 days
Boogie Woogie Man