Billy Mason is living proof that if you hang in there and keep trying, eventually someone will notice that you're good enough to do the job. But he'll be the first to tell you that it takes hard work and determination. Billy had a very musical childhood. His father was a drummer and Billy was exposed to Jazz from the moment he was old enough to go to a gig. His first opportunity to play drums for the public was sitting in with his father's Dixieland band. Billy was being groomed to be a jazzer from the beginning, and even though he did play a lot of jazz, around 1964 his tastes turned towards rock and roll. The first concert Billy saw was the Osmond Brothers, where he met Donny and Jay Osmond, who have been great inspirations and long term friends to him. Another major inspiration in his life was Ringo Starr..Billy says he enjoyed watching Ringo play because he always looked happy and loved what he was doing. After several years playing rock and roll, he eventually found himself moving to Nashville to get into the country music business. In Nashville Billy has played for Bill Anderson, Paulette Carlson , Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, 50's Showband "Clutch", Don Rose and The Varsities, who became known as Little Texas. He has also played in several Christian Rock bands and a Funk band with a member of the Ohio Players. Billy is proud that he has been playing drums for sensational Tim McGraw for almost 15 years now. Tim has been a strong influence in Billy's life because Tim inspires his band to work hard and continue to grow musically. It's a pleasure and an honor to work for Tim. Tim is a rarity in the music industry as he uses his own band, The Dance Hall Doctors, on his albums. Billy feels very blessed that Tim has given him this opportunity. TV Appearances:The Grammys, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Rosie Odonnell, Ellen Degeneres, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmbel, Jerry Lewis Telethon, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Fashion Rocks Music Awards, Monday Night Football, plus many more. Awards: Inducted into Fairborn High School Hall of Honor 2003. TV Commercials: Nuhart Hair Clinics, Two Budweiser commercials Albums played on: Lawrence Bishop, "Prayer of a Bad Man" Gary Slaton, "Heaven" Clarksville Choir Praise Album Tim McGraw, "Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors" Tim McGraw, "Live Like You Were Dying" TIM MCGRAW , LET IT GO , TIM MCGRAW GREATEST HITS 2