“From the time you were very little, you’ve had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving.” – Mr. Rogers
If there is one man who can smile both the young and old into smiling it is William Lee Martin. The comedian can be found on stage riling up laughter from audiences across the country as well as in hospital rooms giving the gift of a smile to children battling cancer as he places a cowboy hat upon their head as part of the nonprofit “Cowboys Who Care.”
Formerly known by the nickname given to him by his grandfather as a child, Cowboy Bill, Martin was born and bred in Texas, the youngest of four children. Blue Mound was his stomping grounds, and in 1984 he graduated from Boswell High School.
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