Billy the Kid Emerson is not dead. He is alive and sorta OK. He received an honor from his home state of Florida on April 2: Folk Heritage Award Recipient William “Billy the Kid” Emerson to be Honored in Ceremony in Tarpon Springs
The Florida Folklife Program and the City of Tarpon Springs will recognize 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Award recipient, William “Billy the Kid” Emerson, in a special ceremony hosted at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. This ceremony which is free and open to the public, will recognize Mr. Emerson’s lifelong contributions as a songwriter and producer, and will include a video presentation.