The glitz and the glamour is almost ready to head back to the ballroom for another season of DANCING WITH THE STARS. ABC released the names of the cast for season 17 of the ever popular dance show. One of the members of this season’s cast is reality star, Bill Engvall. Bill will be paired with professional dancer Emma Slater.
If you don’t know who Bill is we have a bio below so you can familiarize yourself with her. Also check out her first official professional photos from this season with Emma Slater.
Bill Engvall is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Currently Engvall can be heard on the animated comedy series “Bounty Hunters,” airing on CMT. He previously starred in and executive-produced the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show.” Engvall was part of the enormously successful “Blue Collar Comedy” concert films, which sold over 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show, “Blue Collar TV,” and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the “Them Idiots Whirled Tour,” which aired as a special on CMT. Engvall’s first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” is certified platinum and held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, “Dorkfish,” also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as have his subsequent comedy albums. He has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography, Bill Engvall – Just a Guy. A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, “A Pair of Jokers,” hosted A&E’s “Evening at the Improv” and appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” In 1992 Engvall won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian. He appeared in several episodes of “Designing Women” and co-starred in “Delta” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” Engvall resides in Southern California with his family.
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