Billy "Thunder" Mason (born Fairborn, Ohio) is an American drummer who is a member of Tim McGraw's touring band, The Dancehall Doctors. He has toured and/or recorded with numerous artists such as Tobin Sprout, Faith Hill, Bill Anderson, Paulette Carlson, among others. Mason has also trained with drummer Charlie Adams. His start was in a local band called Bros. Rock. One of the band's songs "Sharing The World" was featured on STS-123 as the wake-up call for pilot Gregory Johnson,the brother of the band's guitarist and lead singer, Gary Johnson.
In May, 2012 Billy Mason was featured on the premier episode of the auction-themed television program Final Offer on Discovery Channel. Mason was seen discussing and selling three car hoods from NASCAR vehicles that had been autographed by the cars famous drivers, including Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte. Mason stated he intended to use the profits from the sale to open a pizza parlor.
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“The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power.”
—Ronald, Sir Mason (b. 1930)
“Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Wholl come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
And he sang as he watched and waited while his billy boiled:
Wholl come a-waltzing Matilda with me?”
—Andrew Barton Peterson (18641941)