I started in radio when I was 14 years old at a 1000-watt Christian radio station in Cookeville, Tenn. By the age of 17, I hosted my first talk show, which led me to doing mornings on an oldies station in the same city.
My first country radio experience was when I was 19 in Billings, Montana, where I fell in love with the country lifestyle.
I also met my wife Kathy in Billings. We have two sons, Zak and Gunner.
Something that you may be surprised to learn; In high school I was an Exchange Student, and spent time in Russia...before the wall fell....when it was still Communist! Talk about crazy! Seeing that, and the way that the poor people of Russia lived and suffered under that regime really helps solidify my love for the Good 'Ol USA.
I am also an Instrument Rated Private Airplane Pilot, and a big aviation buff, you can usually find me tinkering around my hangar messing with the plane when I'm not on the radio.
Listen to Big D on Chesapeake Country 106.3 weekdays 5 am - 10 am and Saturdays 6 am - 10 am.