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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It's good to hear Miranda Lambert smiling again. No, "We Should Be Friends" doesn't offer an ear-to-ear fool's grin, but that's not the singer's style.
9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
Miranda Lambert's unforgettable career has included five studio albums, eight Top 5 singles and thousands of memorable moments from her live show. We pick from all of those events, plus a few you may have forgotten about during this Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments video.
Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton + More Read ‘Mean Tweets’ [Watch]
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Natalie Maines Reflects on Unexpected CMA Awards Performance
It was surprising to see Beyonce on the CMA Awards stage on Wednesday night (Nov. 2). It was shocking to see the Dixie Chicks with her — even Natalie Maines was surprised.
Carrie Underwood Reveals Identity of Her All-Female CMA Awards Band
Carrie Underwood's 2016 CMA Awards performance of "Dirty Laundry" was a total girl-power moment. The singer was flanked by an all-female band full of rising country music singers and musicians.
Miranda Lambert’s a Gypsy in ‘Highway Vagabond’ [Listen]
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Dierks Bentley, ‘Black’ [Listen]
Dierks Bentley's "Black" is a grown man's love song. The singer's yearning for touch is deeper and more poetic than what most 20-somethings are capable of. This is why younger women date older men.
5 Takeaways From the 2016 CMA Awards
It was tough to live up to the hype surrounding the 50th annual CMA Awards, but the Nov. 2 broadcast came close. Fans who've been screaming for more legendary artists! to be included had a very good night. Blake Shelton fans did not.
Top 5 Moments From the 2016 CMA Awards
Surprises? The 2016 CMA Awards had them, and this list of the Top 5 moments includes shocking wins, performances and the stories behind those performances.
Tim McGraw Surrounded by Ben Ellis’ Students During CMA Awards Performance
That wasn't a random group of kids surrounding Tim McGraw as he sang "Humble and Kind" at the 2016 CMA Awards. The singer reveals that they were the students of Ben Ellis, a teacher who died in September after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Maren Morris Won’t Let Success Go to Her Head
Winning a CMA Award would be "extreme validation" for Maren Morris. The "My Church" singer is up for seven awards at the 2016 CMAs, but the results won't make or break her year.
You’ll Love the Adorable Way Dustin Lynch Invited His CMA Awards Date
Dustin Lynch says his 2016 CMA Awards date is going to make him look good!