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.
4 Little-Known Stories of Garth Brooks’ Biggest Hits
Garth Brooks surprised Nashville with an in-the-round performance at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe on Monday night (Oct. 17). Joining him were four writers responsible for some of his biggest, early career hits and they brought stories.
Carrie Underwood Hates Turtles and 4 Other Weird Quirks
Carrie Underwood hates turtles. She's not someone who hides the quirks and peculiarities of her personality.
Garth Brooks Planning to Release Live Radio Single
Garth Brooks says he's been recording shows from his three-year world tour and wants his next radio single to be from a live performance.
Brantley Gilbert Announces 2018 The Ones That Like Me Tour
Brantley Gilbert's 2018 will begin in February with the just-announced The Ones That Like Me Tour. Gilbert revealed 19 dates for February through May 2018, with more expected in the coming weeks and months.
Carly Pearce Wins by Trashing the Music City Rule Book
Carly Pearce wouldn't have bet on "Every Little Thing" being her breakout hit. In fact she tried to stop it from happening.
Chris Young’s Decision to Attend Route 91 Festival Was Last-Minute
Chris Young didn't plan on being in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. He wasn't on the bill for that night's Route 91 Harvest Festival but he wound up taking cover backstage as a lone gunman fired on the crowd.
After Las Vegas: What Jason Aldean + More Should Know About Moving Forward
On Thursday night (Oct. 12), Jason Aldean will begin his ascent to normalcy. His concert in Tulsa, Okla., marks his first tour stop since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Kane Brown’s Monstrous Truck Has a Name, and It’s Perfect
Kane Brown's truck has a first name but we barely heard it above the roar this monster gives off when he turns the key in the ignition.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dim for 11 Minutes to Honor Shooting Victims
Exactly one week after a lone gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the strip went dim to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
UFC’s Dana White Trashes Jason Aldean After Being Spurned for ‘SNL’
UFC president Dana White says Jason Aldean and country music let down the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting in turning down his offer to sing the National Anthem on Saturday night (Oct. 7).
4 Truths and a Lie About Luke Bryan’s New ‘What Makes You Country’ Album
Luke Bryan announced his new What Makes You Country album, and with 15 songs and dozens of songwriter,s there's a lot to process.
Luke Bryan Addresses Las Vegas Shooting on ‘Good Morning America’
Luke Bryan didn't hesitate to call Sunday and Monday the most heartbreaking days of his life. Appearing on Good Morning America, the new American Idol judge tried to put the Las Vegas shootings in perspective.
Jason Aldean Cancels Tour Dates After Las Vegas Shooting ‘Out of Respect for Victims’
Jason Aldean thanked fans for the outpouring of support and canceled three upcoming tour stops in his most recent statement.
These Are the Faces and Stories of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Nearly 60 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1. These are some of their stories.