Bill Engvall was working as a nightclub DJ in Dallas when he decided to try stand-up comedy. After finding success at several local clubs, he moved to Los Angeles in 1990.
It wasn't long before he found fame as a comedian. In 1992, he was awarded Best Male Stand-up at the American Comedy Awards, and he moved into sitcom TV with an appearance on "Designing Women" and a regular role on "Delta." He also later had a role on "The Jeff Foxworthy Show."
In 1996, Engvall released his debut album, "Here's Your Sign," also the title of his most famed comedy bit. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks, peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Current Country Album Chart and spent 17 weeks in the Country Album Top 10.
Collaborating with country artist Travis Tritt on a video also entitled "Here's Your Sign," the single of the same name was ranked No. 1 on Billboard's Country Singles Sales Chart for 10 weeks and reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Singles Sales Chart.
Engvall's album "Dorkfish" followed in 1998, and in 1999 he issued his first seasonal effort, "Here's Your Christmas Album." In mid-2000, Engvall released "Now That's Awesome."
Also in 2000, Engvall joined forces with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy for the country-flavored Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which became wildly popular and spawned a live album and multiple DVDs, as well as a Sirius satellite radio channel called Blue Collar Radio.
He starred in the television comedy series, "The Bill Engvall Show," from 2007-2009. He also hosted "Country Fried Home Video" until 2009.