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.
For Chase Rice, ‘Everybody We Know Does’ Feels Like Home
Chase Rice’s reaction the first time he heard his new single “Everybody We Know Does” isn’t what you’d expect. “I got this song and it sounded horrible," Rice says with typical candor. "Horrible!"
Top 40 Country Songs for July 2016
A country queen and California newcomer take aim at Florida Georgia Line for the title of No. 1 Song of July 2016.
Randy Houser, ‘Chasing Down a Good Time’ [Listen]
Randy Houser brings the beat back with "Chasing Down a Good Time," the third single from his Fired Up album. The kick drum provides the heartbeat for this easy-to-appreciate love song.
Keith Urban Becomes Little Mia’s First Boyfriend in Adorable Moment [Watch]
Five-year-old Mia and her crew caught Keith Urban's eye during a show at the DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, Mich. last weekend. A few moments later she was being escorted back to her seat, by Keith Keith-y!
ToC Critic’s Pick: Tim McGraw, ‘How I’ll Always Be’ [Listen]
No one makes old sound quite as cool as Tim McGraw on songs like "How I’ll Always Be."
Two ‘Nashville’ Stars Leaving Show Before Season 5
Two stars of Nashville will not make the switch to CMT when season five begins. Multiple media outlets report that negotiations with the rest of the cast are going well however.
Zac Brown Tells an Unforgettable Kenny Chesney Story
Early in their career, the Zac Brown Band considered Kenny Chesney to be a mentor. In fact, the superstar helped them out of one very tough situation. Just don’t ask Chesney about it, because he won't remember.
Blake Shelton’s Other 40th Birthday Surprise [Watch]
Even before Gwen Stefani joined Blake Shelton on stage at Country Jam Saturday night (June 18), the singer got a birthday surprise. Shelton headlined night No. 3 of the four-day country and camping festival in Grand Junction, Colo.
9 Unforgettable Blake Shelton Moments
Every time Blake Shelton steps on stage, one senses an unforgettable memory is about to be made. From The Voice, to the ACM Awards, to his tweets ... oh yeah, he's got some pretty good songs, too. Here's nine of our favorite unforgettable moments from country's favorite jokester.
Big & Rich Recording Next Studio Album
Big & Rich are working on a third-straight Top 10 single from their Gravity album — an impressive feat for any independent artist. The "Lovin' Lately" singers say they're also working on new music.
Blake Shelton Says Turning 40 Comes With Regrets
Blake Shelton's June 18 birthday and his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have made him a bit wistful for days gone by — and the things that went with it.
Blake Shelton Humbled by Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit [Pictures]
Blake Shelton says he was surprised by some of the lost items he uncovered for his Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, but saddened by all the trophies, honors and collectibles he'd thrown or given away.