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.
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Randy Travis shocked the audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony on Sunday night (Oct. 16) when he got up to sing "Amazing Grace."
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In November 2005, Miranda Lambert was a little known 22-year-old singer from East Texas, struggling to turn her time on Nashville Star into a country music career. As a nominee for the Horizon Award, she was allowed to perform her new single on Nashville's biggest stage.
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Randy Travis’ Father Dies
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Your Guide to 2016’s Best Country Christmas Albums
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 CMA Awards
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