OAB Hall of Fame
As a youngster, Billy Parker’s dream was country music. He wanted to do country music. He wanted to live country music and he wanted to be country music. Billy Parker achieved that dream.
Billy started playing the guitar and singing at age 11, and began a professional singing career at 14. At 19 hea was a member of Red Foley’s Ozark Jubilee. His recordings and personal appearances have entertained audiences throughout the country for over 40 years.From small town dance halls to the Grand Ole Opry, he’s played them all. For 22 years he toured with the country music legend Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadours and appeared with the greatest names in country music. In 1993 he was named named to the Western Swing Hall of Fame.
In 1959 at KFMJ, Billy began a lifelong romance with the Northeastern Oklahoma country music listener. After touring with Tubb from 1968 to 1971; he returned to Tulsa and joined KVOO as the host of the “All Night Big Riggers” Show and launcehd a new beginning of a superstar radio career. Billy received the Country Music Association Disc Jockey of the year award in 1974 and the Academy of Country Music Disk Jockey of the Year award in 1975, 1977, 1978, and 1984. In 1992 he was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Halll of Fame.
One of country’s music’s most respected performers, Billy has brought to his audiences a warm and sincere love of country music. Billy Parker - devoted to his profession, his community and fans.