Over the last two decades, Bil Carpenter has written hundreds of music-related articles (R&B, Gospel, Pop, Country and Blues) for publications as diverse as People magazine, Living Blues and The Washington Post. Heâ€™s also written dozens of liner notes CD compilation essays for Warner Bros., Time Life Music, and Sony Music. His book â€œUncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopediaâ€ (Hal Leonard Publishing, Inc.) earned an NAACP Image Award nomination in 2007. Carpenter has also carried on a parallel career in public relations field where he received his training in the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign and also as the Media Director for Coretta Scott Kingâ€™s 30th anniversary â€œMarch on Washingtonâ€ in 1993. He co-founded Capital Entertainment, a music PR firm in 1994 and it continues to this day. Carpenter was also a featured voice in the acclaimed documentary film â€œRejoice & Shoutâ€ (2010 Magnolia Pictures). He is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C.