Founding member of The Texas Playboys who became a popular Western swing singer in the 1930s.
He was hired by Bob Willis, the leader of the Light Crust Cowboys, to replace vocalist Milton Brown. Several months later, Duncan decided to join Wills' new band.
He combined Bing Crosby's crooning, Jimmie Rodgers' twang, and Emmet Miller's blues to create hits like "Take Me Back to Tulsa" and "Time Changes Everything."
He grew up in Hillsboro, Texas.
Suzy Bogguss was another country musician who popularized swing elements in her songs.