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.
Blake Shelton’s Response to Death Hoax Is Perfect
Blake Shelton was pretty bummed out to learn he was dead.
Carrie Underwood Signs With Capitol Records Nashville
Carrie Underwood has signed with Capitol Records Nashville (part of Universal Music Group), meaning she's no longer on Sony Music Nashville.
Eric Church, ‘Round Here Buzz’ [Listen]
Heartbreak continues to be a common theme across Eric Church's radio singles. "Round Here Buzz," the fourth single from Mr. Misunderstood, finds the singer stuck and satisfied as his ex chases her dream.
Neal McCoy’s Father Dies
Neal McCoy's father, Hubert, died early Saturday morning (March 25).
ToC Critic’s Pick: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, ‘Speak to a Girl’ [Listen]
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's new duet "Speak to a Girl" is a powerful reminder before it's a great country song. Their new single — the first from an upcoming collaborative album — is important.
George Strait Asking for Help to Decide His Top No. 1 Hit
George Strait has 60 No. 1 hits, and he's hoping you'll help choose which No. 1 is truly No. 1. A new app lets you choose your top three Strait songs while starting the conversation with your friends.
Blake Shelton’s Childhood Home Is For Sale! [Pictures]
If you're a big Blake Shelton fan, this might be your chance to nab a once-in-a-lifetime piece of merchandise. The country superstar's childhood home in Oklahoma is currently for sale.
Maren Morris, ‘I Could Use a Love Song’ [Listen]
Maren Morris reins in the feel-good for her new single "I Could Use a Love Song." The piano and guitar ballad from Hero is a no frills heartbreak song.
Luke Bryan’s Infant Niece Dies
Luke Bryan thanked fans for prayers after his 3-month-old niece Sadie Brett died on Tuesday (Feb. 21). The girl was battling an infection that affected her liver.
Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Reveal They’re Having a Baby Girl
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins decided to wait to find out what the gender of their biological baby is. They didn't wait long to learn if the newborn will be a boy or girl.
Dustin Lynch, ‘Small Town Boy’ [Listen]
Dustin Lynch leans heavy into a slow rock groove for his new single "Small Town Boy." The singer goes back to his roots with this second single from an upcoming album.
Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Expecting and Adopting a Baby
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins announced they're not only expecting a baby, they'll be adopting a baby too. The singer shared the news with fans on Twitter, adding they'll bring the adopted child home from Africa.