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.
Bacon Chris Stapleton Impresses Country Singer
Yes, Chris Stapleton, you do look delicious. The Grammy-winning singer posed for a photo next to a bacon sculpture of himself over the weekend in St. Louis. Both man and meat were a part of LouFest.
Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turni…
Two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., Alan Jackson debuted a song that had come to him in the middle of the night weeks earlier.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Debut New Song ‘Whiskey to Wine’ at Ryman Show
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Cole Swindell Is Very Nervous to Judge the Miss America Competition
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5 Unforgettable Country Military Moments
Miranda Lambert's emotional moment with a soldier's sign sent us on a search for some more of country music's best military tributes. Artists are overwhelmingly supportive of the troops, with dozens of planned tributes every year. These five moments were spontaneous decisions to honor…
Tracy Lawrence’s Father, Duane Dickens, Dies
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Surprises and Snubs Among the 2016 CMA Awards Nominations
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Jana Kramer Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Share Sexy, Flirty Vacation Photos
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Ronnie Dunn (Feat. Kix Brooks), ‘Damn Drunk’ [Listen]
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