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.
Go Inside Kip Moore’s Tour Bus (His Mama Won’t Be Happy!)
While Kip Moore's tour bus was wiped down and tidy for his visit with Taste of Country, there was one "room" that was noticeably unkept.
Alan Jackson Announces 2015 Keepin’ It Country Tour
Alan Jackson has announced tour stops and dates for his 25th anniversary tour. The Keepin' It Country Tour will begin on January 8 in Fort Myers, Fla. and crisscross the country through May.
The Band Perry Join Tim McGraw as 2015 Country Jam Headliners
One of the hottest group in country music will take the stage to cap one of four nights at Country Jam Colorado in 2015. The Band Perry have just been announced as the second headliner, joining Tim McGraw as two very good reasons to get tickets.
Jake Owen Lets Adorable First Grader Sing, Play Drums in Concert [Watch]
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Eric Church and Wife Katherine Expecting Baby No. 2
Eric Church and his wife of six years are expecting their second child.
Dustin Lynch to Headline the 2014 Taste of Country Christmas Tour
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Keith Urban Cancels Show After Nicole Kidman’s Father’s Unexpected Death
Keith Urban has pulled out of a scheduled show at the Washington State Fair after the unexpected death of wife Nicole Kidman's father, Dr. Antony Kidman.
Garth Brooks Announces Album Release Date, Second New Album
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Carrie Underwood Pregnant
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