Billy Parker (singer)

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Billy Parker
Born (1939-07-19) July 19, 1939 (age 75)
Origin Okemah, Oklahoma
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1959–present
Labels SCR, Oak, Soundwaves, Canyon Creek
Associated acts Ernest Tubb

Billy Parker (born July 19, 1939 in Okemah, Oklahoma[1]) is an American country music disc jockey and singer. Parker was named Disc Jockey of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1974 and by the Academy of Country Music in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1984.[2] He was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1992, the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1993, and received the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.[2]

Between 1976 and 1989, Parker charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "(Who's Gonna Sing) The Last Country Song," peaked at No. 41 in 1982. He also reached the Top 10 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada with the song "You Are My Angel" in 1988.[3]



Year Album Label
1976 Average Man Sunshine
1988 Always Country Canyon Creek


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1976 "It's Bad When You're Caught (With the Goods)" 79 Average Man
1977 "Lord, If I Make It to Heaven Can I Bring My Own Angel Along" 71 singles only
"What Did I Promise Her Last Night" 75
"If You Got to Have It Your Way (I'll Go Mine)" 94
1978 "You Read Between the Lines" 62
"If There's One Angel Missing (She's Here in My Arms Tonight)" 81
"Until the Next Time" 50
"Pleasin' My Woman" 73
1979 "Thanks E.T. Thanks a Lot" 98
"Thanks a Lot" 80
"Tough Act to Follow" 82
1981 "Better Side of Thirty" 74
"I'll Drink to That" 53
1982 "I See an Angel Every Day" 51
"(Who's Gonna Sing) The Last Country Song" 41
"If I Ever Need a Lady" (with Cal Smith) 53
"Too Many Irons in the Fire" (with Cal Smith) 68
1983 "Who Said Love Was Fair" 68
"Love Don't Know a Lady (From a Honky Tonk Girl)" 59
1987 "You Don't Have to Drive Me Crazy" 55
1988 "You Are My Angel" 72 10 Always Country
"She's Sittin' Pretty" 81 46
1989 "It's Fime for Your Dreams to Come True" 87 50


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