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.
Garth Brooks to Go Digital, Announces New Record Deal
Garth Brooks' music will be going digital. The singer made the stunning announcement during a press conference on Thursday (July 10).
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.
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry Marries J.P. Arencibia
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry and boyfriend J.P. Arencibia were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Tenn. on Thursday afternoon.
Watch George Strait Perform His Final Song [Video]
Balloons and confetti rained on the fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night as George Strait played his final song, and walked off the stage
forever for now. The Cowboy Rides Away ended with an all-star version of the track from 'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.&apos…
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is the most successful 'American Idol' singer of all time. She's married to NHL player Mike Fisher, and she loves her dogs Ace and Penny. These things you likely know, but the 10 items on this Things You Didn't Know About Carrie Underwood list will leave you shoc…
Dustin Lynch Remembers Sneaking Backstage at the CMA Music Festival
Dustin Lynch grew up just south of Nashville, but never went to the CMA Music Festival as a kid. It wasn't until he moved here full time at age 18 that he started attending. The 'Where It's At' singer remembers once sneaking backstage at one of the more popular venues.
George Strait’s Final Concert Breaks National Attendance Record [Pictures]
George Strait’s final show in Arlington, Texas was big, in fact it was the biggest ever. Strait’s the Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale broke an indoor concert attendance record for North America.
Ashley Monroe Breaks Hearts, Sings New Music During CMA Fest Showcase
To say Ashley Monroe falls into herself during a song is misleading, and an understatement. When the singer drops her head and gives into the weight of her lissome eyelashes, it's as if theater curtains have dropped, concealing a world of chaos and disharmony that the audience only hears about …
Alan Jackson Announces 25th Anniversary Tour (VIDEO)
Alan Jackson will return to the road in a big way next year. The singer announced his 25th Anniversary Tour on Thursday morning.
Brad Paisley Joins President Obama for Surprise Visit to Afghanistan
President Obama surprised troops in Afghanistan with a visit on Sunday, and he brought country superstar Brad Paisley along with him.
Rascal Flatts Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Payback’ [Exclusive Video]
During this 'Off the Record' performance of 'Payback,' fans will get a chance to appreciate contributions from the rest of Rascal Flatts' band, specifically the banjo player. The track is a feisty, undeniably catchy country-rocker from 'Rewind.' With this acoustic …