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.
Jake Owen Lets Adorable First Grader Sing, Play Drums in Concert [Watch]
Jake Owen saw a familiar face in the front row at his recent concert in Tupelo, Miss. and decided she needed to help him sing 'The One That Got Away.' The fact that the girl is six didn't stop him, and her mother certainly didn't mind. It had been a difficult few months for Ava S…
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
Almost lost in Thursday's announcement of GhostTunes was that Garth Brooks will be releasing not one, but two new albums in the near future.
Carrie Underwood Pregnant
Carrie Underwood is pregnant! The 31-year-old singer and husband Mike Fisher announced Monday (Sept. 1) they are expecting a baby, with an assist from her two furry children.
Lee Brice, ‘Drinking Class’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen] (VIDEO)
With ‘Drinking Class,’ Lee Brice has released the song that will close his shows for years to come.
Trisha Yearwood Reveals New Music, ‘PrizeFighter’ Album
Trisha Yearwood revealed plans for a new album and sang three new songs during a media event in Nashville on Tuesday night (Aug. 19). The superstar has signed with Sony and RCA Records, the same label that husband Garth Brooks announced a deal with in July.
Garth Brooks to Go Digital, Announces New Record Deal
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Dierks Bentley, Brett James + More Share Stories Behind the Hits at PBS ‘Front and Center’…
The CMA Songwriters Series celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday night (June 25) with a taping of the PBS 'Front and Center' series in Nashville. Dierks Bentley was the night's featured artist, but songwriters like Brett James and Jon Randall played hits by Luke Bryan, Kenny Ch…
Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore Preview Motley Crue Covers [Listen]
Fans will have to wait until August to hear the full versions of Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore’s Motley Crue covers, but both singers have released teasers early. Gilbert sings ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ while Moore plans to make ‘Home Sweet Home’ his next single.