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.
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Cole Swindell Previews New Music From ‘Down Home Sessions III’ EP
Cole Swindell's new Down Home Sessions III EP includes five songs about love and love lost, and fans can hear the lead track "You've Got My Number" during this Taste of Country exclusive tease.
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Each year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's CMA Awards monologue gets stronger.
Miranda Lambert Reveals ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Track Listing
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Miranda Lambert Put a Song Called ‘Highway Vagabond’ on Hold
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Chris Young Will Be Missing His Grandmother This Christmas
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Dierks Bentley Recalls His Days as a CMA Awards Intern
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Garth Brooks, ‘Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance’ [Listen]
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