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.
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Backstreet Boys), ‘God, Your Mama and Me’ [Listen]
The Backstreet Boys are officially country, if one single a country band makes. The pop group's involvement on Florida Georgia Line's "God, Your Mama and Me" smooths out an already wrinkle-free love song.
See Carrie Underwood’s Dress From the Golden Globe Awards
Carrie Underwood worked the Golden Globes red carpet in a delectable pink Iris Serban gown on Sunday night (Jan. 8). The ruffled, sleeveless, full-length gown featured a sheer strip at the abdomen, but really all anyone is talking about are those flowers.
Teen Covers ‘Blue Christmas,’ Sounds Just Like Elvis Presley [Watch]
Elvis Presley lives! One teen's "Blue Christmas" cover proves the country and rock and roll legend is still alive -- inside of him, at least. Listen for yourself and decide if all other Presley impersonators should just retire right now.
What Would Elvis Presley Look Like if He Were Still Alive?
Elvis Presley died nearly 40 years ago, and every day since, fans have been wondering what could have been. How much more great music would he have made? How many more movies would he have starred in? And what would Elvis look like today if he didn't die on Aug. 16, 1977?
Cole Swindell (Feat. Dierks Bentley), ‘Flatliner’ [Listen]
Cole Swindell's "Flatliner" sounds like a Dierks Bentley song from five years ago because that's what it was meant to be. The pair team up for a rollicking, Bakersfield-inspired country sound that is timeless.
Carrie Underwood’s Dog Recovering After Paralysis
Carrie Underwood's dog was completely paralyzed in his hind quarters after suffering a herniated disk before Christmas. In a video, the singer shows Ace going through physical therapy.
Lee Brice, Wife Sara Expecting Third Child
Lee Brice and his wife Sara are going to be parents, again. The couple is expecting a baby this summer. That will make three kids for the "I Don't Dance" singer and his wife of nearly four years.
New Music Releases 2017
There's no rest for the country music fan. The slate of new country albums filled up early with several slotted for winter and spring 2017 and dozens more coming later, or rumored to be coming by year's end.
Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves + More Share Hangover Cures
New Year’s Eve is a night to party, meaning New Year’s Day is often a time for regrets ... and headaches. Hangovers will be common on Jan. 1, but thankfully, some of country music’s biggest stars have some proven cures!
5 Albums We Can’t Wait for In 2017
Sure, we loved albums by country stars like Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley last year, but we’re so over you, 2016! There are dozens of promising albums lined up for 2017, including follow-ups from some of country music’s most promising hit makers.
Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turni…
Two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the superstar debuted a song that had come to him in the middle of the night weeks earlier.
Gretchen Wilson, ‘Rowdy’ [Listen]
"Rowdy" is the same old Gretchen Wilson, but for her fans that's not such a bad thing. The thick country-rocker is a party song that doesn't lack honesty.