This is an excerpt from Athens News Couier.
The Smiles, who are well known in the area as the duo.
"BillyBarb" both grew up in familes with music. The couple developed a friendship without the knowledge that they had so much in common. As their freindship developed into a relationship they found that each of them were writers, singers and musicians. They now have 3 albums out. The couple's careers have taken them several places. The most unforgettable was being invited to the christening of the USS New York in Avondale, LA. It was an honor to have been able to contribute to this moment in history and have one of their songs be included on a Tribute Album. That reminds us,
"Never Forget" The song describes the strength the U.S. found in the aftermath of 9-11.
The couple has recently finished an album for the troops in Afghanistan and Irag. This album of songs was written especially for our troops, by their request, who are fighting overseas.