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.
Parmalee, ‘Sunday Morning’ [Listen]
There's a new darkness found on Parmalee's "Sunday Morning." The single is a love song that speaks of that easy, calming love so many crave, yet singer Matt Thomas leans into the storm before the calm like never before.
Sam Hunt Reportedly Marrying Hannah Lee Fowler on Saturday
Sam Hunt's hometown wedding to fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler is planned for Saturday (April 15), but don't expect to see any photos. Reports indicate it will be a private but still lavish affair.
Alabama’s Jeff Cook Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease
Jeff Cook, a longtime member of Alabama, has Parkinson’s disease. The fiddle player and vocalist learned of the diagnosis four years ago but just shared with fans on Tuesday.
Hear Florida Georgia Line on the Chainsmokers’ ‘Last Day Alive’
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Concert Review: Maren Morris Closes ‘Hero’ Tour With Swagger
The undeniable highlight of Maren Morris' Nashville tour stop was "Rich," and the singer barely opened her mouth. Her sold-out audience at the Cannery Ballroom did it for her.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Miranda Lambert, ‘Tin Man’ [Listen]
Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" is her new album's "The House That Built Me." The aching ballad resonates with anyone who has loved, lost and felt crippled by the prospect of loving again.
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’
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Miranda Lambert Has a Message for Women in Country Music [Watch]
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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.
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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?