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.
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.
Dierks Bentley, Maddie & Tae + More Announce 2015 Tour With Polar Plunge
Dierks Bentley has picked Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith to open his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour. To consummate the lineup he asked them all to experience the chills of winter.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Sell Part of Tennessee Estate
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have sold roughly 17 percent of the Tennessee farm they put up for sale in 2013. A Texas couple paid $3 million for 131 acres of land in Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. and plan to build a home there.
Little Jimmy Dickens: Pictures Through the Years
When Little Jimmy Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry, Harry Truman was president and a gallon of gas went for 16 cents. The first picture in this photo gallery of the legend’s life was taken two years later, with his little girl Pamela — just able to walk — by his side.
Lauren Alaina Burned in Kitchen Accident
Lauren Alaina's new year didn't begin the way she was hoping. The singer was badly burned when boiling water was spilled all over her arm on Thursday (Jan. 1).
Kellie Pickler Not Ready for the Responsibility of Having Kids
Could Carrie Underwood be starting a country baby boom? If so, Kellie Pickler won’t be participating. The ‘Little Bit Gypsy’ singer isn’t just waiting to have kids -- she flat out doesn’t want them.
2014 American Country Countdown Awards Winners – Full List!
The Male Vocalist of the Year award was the first #ACCAwards trophy handed out during Monday night's inaugural American Country Countdown Awards. Luke Bryan picked up the gold(ish) microphone trophy, becoming the very first ACC winner ... like, ever!