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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Frankie Ballard Leaves an Eye-Popping Tip on $22 Meal
Frankie Ballard ordered dinner at a hometown pizza restaurant in Michigan and left the staff with an enormous tip.
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Thomas Rhett Announces New ‘Life Changes’ Album
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Bump Watch: Country Singers Try to Name Jason Aldean’s Baby [Watch]
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Last Question With Brett Young: Whiskey, Aliens + Channing Tatum!
It takes a confident man to admit he's been in a cop car and that he loves Channing Tatum. Brett Young isn't shy.
Kane Brown’s New Guard Dog is Adorable!
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Carrie Underwood Preaches Summer Love in New Bikini Pic
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