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.
Kane Brown’s New Guard Dog is Adorable!
Kane Brown's new dog is bred to be a guard dog, but right now he's little more than a pile of fur and cuteness. The singer shared a pic of the pup on social media on Sunday (July 24).
Carrie Underwood Preaches Summer Love in New Bikini Pic
Carrie Underwood is taking it easy with a capital EASY this summer, as exemplified in a new bikini pic shared on the singer's Instagram page.
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Rascal Flatts Learn About Death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Mid-Interview
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Luke Bryan Spurned While Interrupting (Well, Trying to) Lovers’ Quarrel [Watch]
A woman arguing with her friend/boyfriend/husband was not about to give Luke Bryan the time of day, even if she was in the front row of his concert in New Jersey.
Counterpoint: Florida Georgia Line Is the Most Influential Act of the Last 5 Years
There's not a more polarizing act in country music than Florida Georgia Line. There's also not one that's been more successful over the last five years. This is country music's most influential artist.
Bump Watch: Thomas Rhett’s Baby Song and Breaking Baby News!
Thomas Rhett is living out his final days of being a man with no tiny newborn to care for, while another country female is edging closer and closer to having her baby.
Trick Pony Want to Be Trick Pony Again
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Cannonball! Blake Shelton Cools Off With Gwen Stefani’s Son [Watch]
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Chris Janson Announces New ‘Everybody’ Album
Chris Janson has revealed his plans for a second studio album.
Garth Brooks Is Giving Away Honeymoons Like They’re Chocolates [Watch]
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Thompson Square Split From Record Label
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