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.
Josh Abbott Band Cancel Weekend Shows After Las Vegas Shooting
The Josh Abbott Band have decided to take the weekend off after witnessing the shooting at Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday (Oct. 1).
Luke Bryan Doubling Down on Safety for Farm Tour Shows
Luke Bryan wants fans to know he's doing everything he can to keep them safe during his Farm Tour dates scheduled for this weekend.
Miranda Lambert Gives Emotional First Concert Since Route 91 Attack
A bittersweet moment during Miranda Lambert's first show after the shooting in Las Vegas came when a young Edmonton-area boy joined her on stage asking not for an autograph or to sing along, but for a hug.
Jason Aldean Cancels Tour Dates After Las Vegas Shooting ‘Out of Respect for Victims’
Jason Aldean thanked fans for the outpouring of support and canceled three upcoming tour stops in his most recent statement.
These Are the Faces and Stories of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Nearly 60 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1. These are some of their stories.
Jason Aldean’s Label Gives Statement After Las Vegas Festival Shooting
An executive at Jason Aldean's record label expressed gratitude for being able to report the staff and artist roster is safe on Monday, but remorse that so many fans can't say the same.
Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
Jake Owen was side-stage as shots began to ring out during Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The singer was able to give a horrific firsthand account of events.
‘American Idol’ Officially Adds Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan is officially in as a judge for American Idol and Lionel Richie will be joining him and Katy Perry behind the table when the show reboots on ABC in January.
9-Year-Old Luke Bryan Fan Loses Her Battle With Cancer
A 9-year-old girl who would not be denied a special meet and greet with Luke Bryan has lost her battle with cancer. Addi Keegan died on Sept 4.
Miranda Lambert Announces 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour Dates
Miranda Lambert has announced her winter 2018 tour plans. The singer and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee shared Livin' Like Hippies Tour dates with fans on Thursday morning (Sept. 28).
Charlie Daniels on NFL Protests: ‘I Will Not Stand by and See America Insulted’
Charlie Daniels understands that NFL protesters have a right to take a knee during the National Anthem but says he doesn't understand why they chose that venue and that song. It's insulting to America and American servicemen and women, he says.
These Singers Will Be Standing for the National Anthem
Singer Meghan Linsey knelt at the end of her National Anthem performance on Sunday (Sept. 24), but she's not an exclusive representative of the country music genre.