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 Montgomery Gentry Song ‘Better Me’ Is a ‘Perfect Epitaph’ for Troy Gentry
Montgomery Gentry shared a new song called "Better Me" that finds Troy Gentry singing about wanting to turn a corner, away from his wilder days.
Granger Smith Announces New Studio Album, ‘When the Good Guys Win’
Granger Smith's next studio album is coming before Halloween. The "Happens Like That" singer revealed all the details to his fans on Wednesday morning, including song titles, album art and release date.
Luke Bryan Invites Hurricane Harvey Responders to Houston Concert
Luke Bryan was a surprise last-minute addition to the all-network Hand In Hand hurricane relief concert on Tuesday night but he’s not resting when he’s done. The singer has invited first responders to his Sept. 22 concert in Houston and turned it into a benefit for the Houston Communit…
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Opinion: Montgomery Gentry Needs to Carry On, and This Is How to Do It
Montgomery Gentry have a future without Troy Gentry. While the 50-year-old was vital to the success of the duo, Eddie Montgomery can carry on his legacy without him. In fact he probably should.
Five 9/11 Stories That Will Give You Chills
One country star was supposed to be a block away from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another was thousands of miles away, but still felt the impact.
Investigator Details the Moments Before Troy Gentry Helicopter Crash
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered a few comments that explain Troy Gentry's fatal helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8).
Troy Gentry Funeral Details, Public Celebration Announced
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry will be remembered during a public celebration of his life this week in Nashville.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Added to Hurricane Benefit Concert
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Exclusive: Kip Moore Had ‘Piano Man’ in Mind While Writing ‘Guitar Man’
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Troy Gentry Proved Nice Guys Can Finish First
One word kept popping up again and again on Twitter Friday afternoon as the country music community learned of Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry's death: friend.
Tyler Hubbard Recalls Father’s Helicopter Crash in Message to Troy Gentry’s Family
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Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
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