Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Remember When Luke Bryan Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?
When when Luke Bryan made his Grand Ole Opry debut on April 6, 2007, the singer was barely married, and barely known to country music fans.
Brooke Eden Talks About the Boyfriend Who Inspired ‘Act Like You Don’t’
Brooke Eden says the pain of a breakup was still fresh when she wrote her new single "Act Like You Don't." However it's not the usual type of breakup, or song.
Miranda Lambert Has a Message for Women in Country Music [Watch]
While accepting the ACM award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert expressed appreciation for being part of great things happening with women in country music.
Kip Moore Says He’s Matured Since ‘Wild Ones’
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Brett Young Explains Why He Still Sleeps With a Blankie
Brett Young's blankie has a name and a reason for still hanging around in his bed at night, some 30 years after most men give it up. The Taste of Country RISERS singer recently talked about why he still cuddles with his childhood blanket.
Nobody Knows the ACM Awards Hosts Like Cole Swindell [Watch]
Cole Swindell counts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan as two of his best friends, so who better to ask about what fans can expect from the ACM Awards co-hosts, right?
Blake Shelton’s Response to Death Hoax Is Perfect
Blake Shelton was pretty bummed out to learn he was dead.
Keith Urban Explains How Nicole Kidman Inspired ‘The Fighter’
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Eric Church, ‘Round Here Buzz’ [Listen]
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Neal McCoy’s Father Dies
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Remember When Garth Brooks Played for the New York Mets?
Major League Baseball spring training is right around the corner, and in the year 2000, that meant country superstar Garth Brooks reported for duty to the New York Mets clubhouse. It was the second of three stints the singer had in the bigs, and he left with an unimpressive batting average.
10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs
In Carrie Underwood's world, a song that only reaches No. 2 on the Billboard charts is a disappointment. Country music's original American Idol has never had a hit chart lower; over a dozen have reached No. 1, with songs from the Storyteller album sure to keep that total growing.