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.
Kelsea Ballerini Throws Ultimate Girl Power Party With Nashville Friends
Kelsea Ballerini's party to celebrate the successes of women in country music and to discuss the obstacles they face included nearly a dozen fresh, famous faces.
Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton + More on Board for Heal the Music Day
Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Vince Gill and Keith Urban are just four of the 56,000 people in Nashville making their living in the music industry. On October 20, they’ll step up for Heal the Music Day.
Scotty McCreery Thinks Tim McGraw Would Be a Good ‘American Idol’ Judge
Scotty McCreery thinks Tim McGraw would make a great judge on the new season of American Idol, and his reason is personal.
Brett Young, ‘Like I Loved You’ [Listen]
It turns out Brett Young does heartbreak pretty well, too. The singer and Taste of Country RISERS act bleeds during "Like I Loved You," a desperate breakup song from his self-titled debut album.
Bride-to-Be’s Message to Garth Brooks Leaves Him Speechless [Watch]
A bride-to-be says she postponed her wedding to be at Garth Brooks' concert at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., over the weekend. As he sang her a song, she held up a sign that stopped him cold.
So, How Did Johnny Galecki End Up in Randy Houser’s Band?
When Leonard from the CBS hit the Big Bang Theory shows up on stage as your drummer you're going to get a few questions. Randy Houser was gracious enough to explain how and why and "what the heck?"
These Country Singers Sure Love Their Dogs
Country music's most elegant women and strongest men turn to mush when around they're around their dogs. See photos from Carrie, Thomas, Jason and more!
Dan + Shay, ‘Road Trippin” [Listen]
Dan + Shay's most pop-friendly single yet is "Road Trippin'," their third from Obsessed. The feel-good summertime driving song recalls early 2000s country music.
Justin Moore’s First Show After Son’s Birth Is an Emotional One [Pictures]
Justin Moore has played "Simple Man" before, but as he wrapped a lengthy set at Country Jam Colorado, he performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover with more empathy than ever before.
Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert + Others Tell Painfully Bad #DadJokes [Watch]
What do you call a deer with no eyes? A mushroom walks into a bar ... What's brown and sticky?
Michael Ray’s ‘Get to You’ Is About Finding Your Way Back to Love [Listen]
Michael Ray's perspective in his new single "Get to You" is uniquely tender and honest. There's no one-word category to lump the mid-tempo track into. It's very understanding.
Tears Flow When Garth Brooks Gives Young Musician the Guitar on His Shoulder
At a recent concert in Billings, Montana Garth Brooks unclipped his guitar strap, removed his guitar and ... well, you just need to see it.
Shania Twain Says ‘Now’ Album Coming in Late August
Shania Twain's "Life's About to Get Good" will drop this week, and she says her long-awaited fifth studio album Now will come in late August.
Sam Hunt Cancels Taste of Country Music Festival Appearance
Sam Hunt has canceled his headlining performance at the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival, citing illness.