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.
Dee Jay Silver’s Baby Boy Was Three Doors Down From Las Vegas Shooter
As a gunman fired on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Dee Jay Silver and his wife hunkered down hoping they'd be able to see their little boy again. The baby was just three rooms away from the shooter.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
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Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
Jake Owen was side-stage as shots began to ring out during Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The singer was able to give a horrific firsthand account of events.
‘American Idol’ Officially Adds Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan is officially in as a judge for American Idol and Lionel Richie will be joining him and Katy Perry behind the table when the show reboots on ABC in January.
9-Year-Old Luke Bryan Fan Loses Her Battle With Cancer
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Charlie Daniels on NFL Protests: ‘I Will Not Stand by and See America Insulted’
Charlie Daniels understands that NFL protesters have a right to take a knee during the National Anthem but says he doesn't understand why they chose that venue and that song. It's insulting to America and American servicemen and women, he says.
5 Things We Expect When Luke Bryan Judges ‘American Idol’
Luke Bryan has signed up to judge 'American Idol' in 2018, and we've got questions (and expectations).
Scotty McCreery Gets Engaged to Gabi Dugal
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These 10 Tim McGraw Covers Prove His Music Has No Boundaries
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tim McGraw has to be blushing daily. Dozens, if not hundreds and thousands of cover versions of his most famous songs permeate the internet.
These Singers Will Be Standing for the National Anthem
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Eddie Montgomery: ‘I’m Proud to Call Troy Gentry Friend, Family, Brother’
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Granger Smith Confronts Twitter Scammers Ripping off Fans
Granger Smith didn't just get angry upon learning about the multiple fake accounts misrepresenting him on Twitter and Facebook, he got answers. During a remarkable episode of his new Granger Smith Podcast, Smith explores the dark world of social media scamming.
Blake Shelton Announces New ‘Texoma Shore’ Album
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