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.
8 Unforgettable Country Moments From 2016
In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.
You Can Watch Dolly Parton’s Telethon for Gatlinburg Fire Victims Here
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Billy Gilman, ‘Because of Me’ [Listen]
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Miranda Lambert’s Reaction to 2017 Grammy Nods Is Simply Adorable
Can you ever go wrong with a puppy? Miranda Lambert doesn't think so. She made one of her furry friends a stand-in for a post showing appreciation for her two 2017 Grammy nominations, which she received on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6).
5 Mindy McCready Songs to Remember Her By
Mindy McCready's career was as promising as anyone could dream when she released "Ten Thousand Angels" to country radio in 1996.
#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ [Watch]
To close a recent Song Suffragettes concert the #LetTheGirlsPlay collective chose a song that's very near to any dreamer's heart, and very appropriate. Kalie Shorr, Lena Stone and company performed Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."
5 Unforgettable Country Christmas Traditions
Just like you, country music's biggest stars look forward to visiting with family, eating and maybe bickering across the table this Christmas. They carry on traditions that are heartfelt, funny, strange and flat-out unforgettable.
Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’ [Listen]
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You Think You Know Dierks Bentley?
Dierks Bentley has been a country staple for over a decade, but how well do you really know the 'I Hold On' hitmaker? This kid from Arizona took the long route to Nashville, and once there, success hardly came easily. Watch to find out what he was like as a kid, how he met his wi…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Tin Man’ Finds Her Heartbroken
Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" finds the singer in absolute despair, swearing off love as her heart is in pieces. The song — track No. 1 on "The Heart" side of The Weight of These Wings — is a heartbreaker that's easy to imagine being about ex-husband Blake S…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Pushin’ Time’ Is a Love Song With Anderson East
It's not listed as a duet, but Miranda Lambert's song "Pushin' Time" prominently features her boyfriend Anderson East. The couple sing of resisting and finally giving into their feelings during this soft love song.
Craig Campbell’s ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ Saved a Man’s Life
Craig Campbell's "Outskirts of Heaven" is a powerful song, but even the singer is surprised by some of the ways his fans have attached themselves to it. In one case, the ballad literally saved a life.