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.
Luke Bryan’s Music Is Medicine for Little Girl Fighting Leukemia [Watch]
An entire community is pulling for 2-year-old Lyanna Flynn as she fights leukemia, but her biggest ally may be a country star she's never met.
Jamie Jones’ ‘Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me,’ the ‘Most Controversial Song of the Year’?
Promotional mailings for Jamie Jones' song "Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me" promises "the most controversial song of the year." It's too early to give away that award in 2015, but the track is certainly dividing country fans into two groups.
Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn and Gwen Sebastian Get Matching Tattoos
Miranda Lambert is sporting new ink!
Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves + Many More Round Out 2015 Country Jam Lineup
The 2015 Country Jam lineup just got bigger and even more impressive with the addition of 17 new acts added to the June 18-21 camping and country music festival in western Colorado.
Rascal Flatts ‘Humbled’ by ACM Nod
For the first time in three years Rascal Flatts find themselves in the Vocal Group of the Year category leading up to the ACM Awards. The trio admit that throughout the 2000s they'd gotten used to being included, so being back after a two-year absence is very sweet.
A Case for More Awards Shows (Really)
How well do you know your awards show alphabet? There's the ACMs and CMAs. We used to celebrate the ACAs, but now we embrace the ACCAs instead. The VMAs, BMAs, PCAs, CMTs, STDs … Okay, we made that last one up, but come 2016, who knows?
Country’s Top 5 Moments at the 2015 Grammy Awards
There were three country performances and just one award presented during the 2015 Grammys on Sunday night (Feb. 8), but none of those televised events were the best moment from the ceremony. An artist who couldn't make it to the show scores the No. 1 spot on this list of Top 5 Country Moments …
Eric Church’s Grammy Performance of ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ Proves to Be Revolutionary
Eric Church defended hometowns everywhere during his 2015 Grammy performance on Sunday night (Feb. 8). As he sang the subdued 'Give Me Back My Hometown,' images of revolutions flashed on the screen behind the sunglasses-sporting singer.
Watch Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl Opening, ‘Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight’
Carrie Underwood will reprise her popular 'Sunday Night Football' theme before the Super Bowl on Sunday (Feb. 1). The new version has been revealed early. Fans can now hear 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight.'
Aww, Snap … ‘American Idol’ Audition Ends With Keith Urban Getting ‘Slapped’ [Watch]
It's not clear if 'American Idol' contestant Samuel Prince earned praise for his singing, but his acting was pretty good.
Harry "Henry" Connick, Jr. does a nice job in this video, as well ... maybe too nice a job for Keith Urban's liking.
Garth Brooks Tears Up After Gift From Special Olympian [Watch]
A determined Garth Brooks fan caught the singer's attention long enough to share a photo, three Special Olympic medals and plenty of emotions with the singer. Video shows that Brooks fights back tears as he receives Nathan Putman's gift, and then he does something unexpected.