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.
A Death Threat Taught Jerrod Niemann How to Have Faith During Security Scares
Jerrod Niemann won't be scared away from doing what he loves, even if his own life is at stake.
Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert Being Treated as Terrorist Attack
Twenty-two people were killed and at least 59 injured after an explosion at the end of Ariana Grande's show in Manchester, England, on Monday night (May 22).
Happy Birthday George Strait! From Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker + More
Country stars like Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Chris Young jumped at the chance to wish George Strait a Happy Birthday!
Keith Urban Sings the National Anthem Before Predators Playoff Game
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Report: ABC Passes on Reba McEntire TV Drama ‘Red Blooded’
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Chris Young, ‘Losing Sleep’ [Listen]
Chris Young's sturdy country timbre is paired with a big city sound on "Losing Sleep." It's a sexy love song that sonically edgy and lyrically pointed.
Babies on Board: See Country’s Best Pregnancy Reveals
Jason Aldean put a bun in the oven — literally. Carrie Underwood dressed up her dogs. Thomas Rhett spelled it out in balloons.
Thompson Square’s Shawna Thompson Reveals Dramatic Makeover
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Dolly Parton and the Time She Nearly Committed Suicide
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Loretta Lynn’s Sister Crystal Gayle Makes a Statement After Legend’s Stroke
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