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.
New Country Music Releases for 2018
The calendar says it's time for a new country album from some of the format's biggest stars, but right now it's newcomers and singer-songwriters filling the 2018 schedule.
What’s Up With These ‘This Shirt Saves Lives’ T-Shirts?
Photos of country stars in "This Shirt Saves Lives" T-shirts are all over social media this week, for a good cause.
Montgomery Gentry Ready Stage Return With Here’s to You Tour
After a four-month break Montgomery Gentry will return to the stage for the first time without Troy Gentry.
Jim Nabors, Singer and TV’s Gomer Pyle, Has Died
Jim Nabors — an actor best known as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show — has died.
Reba McEntire Joins Little Big Town for ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ at ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Reba McEntire might have even felt out of her league singing this Christmas staple with Little Big Town.
Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Grammy Nominations
Nineteen of the 20 nominees in the four country Grammy Awards categories are major label artists.
Keith Urban Overwhelmed With Triple American Music Awards Wins
Keith Urban hopped to the stage to accept Favorite Country Male at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 19), but he was surprised with two more.
Brett Eldredge Understands Blake Shelton’s Sex Appeal: ‘Goofy Is the New Sexy’
Brett Eldredge is going to be touring with People's Sexiest Man Alive next year, and he's pumped about it. He also understands why Blake Shelton was chosen.
Luke Bryan on Blake Shelton’s Sexiest Man Honor: ‘Am I Being Punked?’
Luke Bryan's immediate reaction to learning Blake Shelton was named People's Sexiest Man Alive was one of disbelief, confusion, anger and finally acceptance.
Blake Shelton Stands Up for Garth Brooks
He may have lip-synced, but Garth Brooks is still Blake Shelton's hero.
Trace Adkins’ Grand Ole Opry Performance of ‘Still a Soldier’ Is a Veterans Day Must [Watc…
Trace Adkins' new single "Still a Soldier" is a must on Veteran's Day, and his just-released Grand Ole Opry performance of the song will make you proud.
Sound Off: Should Garth Brooks Have Canceled His CMA Awards Performance?
At least two country artists think Garth Brooks should have scrapped a planned CMA Awards performance instead of lip-syncing. Do you?