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.
Troy Gentry’s Best On-Camera Moments Reveal His True Character [Watch]
When Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was being interviewed the conversation almost always went in one direction. A highlight reel of his best on-camera moments show country music wasn't his only passion. It may not have even been his first.
Granger Smith Announces New Studio Album, ‘When the Good Guys Win’
Granger Smith's next studio album is coming before Halloween. The "Happens Like That" singer revealed all the details to his fans on Wednesday morning, including song titles, album art and release date.
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Troy Gentry Funeral Details, Public Celebration Announced
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Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
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5 Things We Seriously Need to See at the 2017 CMA Awards
It's fun to predict who will win the major categories at the 2017 CMA Awards. It's more fun to predict what everyone will be talking about the day after.
George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Features Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton
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Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer
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Miranda Lambert Thankful for CMA Nods After Emotional Week
Miranda Lambert is adding Bailey's to her coffee to celebrate her multiple CMA Awards nominations. It's a sweet start to the week after a very emotional week last week.
Snubbed: 7 Glaring Omissions From the 2017 CMA Awards Nominations
CMA voters must hate Jason Aldean. The country superstar — and there's no other way to describe him — was shut out from the 2017 nominations for a second straight year. But his anti-party will be well attended.