Billy Edd Wheeler

Country, Musical Artist

1932 –


Who is Billy Edd Wheeler?

Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler is an American songwriter, performer, writer, and visual artist.

His songs include Jackson The Rev. Mr. Black, Desert Pete, Anne, High Flyin' Bird, The Coming of the Roads, It’s Midnight, Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back, Coal Tattoo, Winter Sky, and Coward of the County and have been performed by over 160 artists including Judy Collins, Jefferson Airplane, Bobby Darin, The Kingston Trio, Neil Young, Kenny Rogers, Hazel Dickens, Florence and the Machine, Kathy Mattea, Nancy Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. Jackson was also recorded by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for the movie Walk the Line.

Wheeler is the author-composer of eight plays and musicals, a folk opera, commissioned by the National Geographic Society, and three outdoor dramas: the long-running Hatfields & McCoys at Beckley, West Virginia, Young Abe Lincoln at Lincoln City, Indiana, and Johnny Appleseed, at Mansfield, Ohio.

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Dec 9, 1932
Boone County
Also known as
  • Wheeler, Billy Edd
  • United States of America
  • Berea College
  • Warren Wilson College

on July 23, 2013


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