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.
Judge Denies Dismissal of Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit
A lawsuit alleging that the songwriters behind Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's hit duet 'Remind Me' stole from another songwriter will move forward after a federal judge ruling in Nashville on Tuesday (Dec. 3).
Carrie Underwood Shines in ‘The Sound of Music Live!’
NBC's live theatrical broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' was not without mistakes common in live theater, but one would need to be a student of Broadway to have caught them. Carrie Underwood and a cast of theater and television actors stayed true to the spirit of the musical, maki…
Miranda Lambert Blasts Tabloid Claims About Weight Loss Surgery
Miranda Lambert wants her fans to know she lost weight the old-fashioned way. Healthy eating and exercise were the keys to making her skinny jeans baggy, not weight loss surgery.
Fans Create ‘Human Chain of Love’ for Randy Travis During George Jones Tribute Concert
Friday night's (Nov. 22) Playing Possum: The Final No Show concert was all about George Jones, except for a few minutes in the middle that were dedicated to beleaguered singer Randy Travis. Actor Jon Voight took the stage to ask fans to create a human chain of love for the 'Tonight I&…
Willie Nelson Tour Bus Accident Leaves Three Hospitalized
Three people were hospitalized after Willie Nelson's band's tour bus slammed into a bridge pillar on I-30 in Sulphur Springs, Texas early Saturday morning (Nov. 23). The singer was not on board, but the incident has resulted in the postponement of several tour dates.
Blake Shelton Reveals Why He Didn’t Officiate Kelly Clarkson’s Wedding
Blake Shelton visited 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on Wednesday night (Nov. 20), where he talked about everything from his late father's touching letter, to his crush on talk show host Hoda Kotb. He also explained why he didn't officiate Kelly Clarkson's recent wedding, …
10 Sexiest Female Country Stars of 2013
The style, the smile, the figure and the personality ... for the women on this 10 Sexiest Female Country Stars of 2013 list, it all comes together. Six of these beauties are new to this year's collection, but all 10 found a new way to inspire the male country fan to pay close attention.
Darius Rucker: ‘Country Music Is Screwed’ if ‘Wagon Wheel’ Not Nominated for a Grammy
It didn't win the Song of the Year or Single of the Year award at the 2013 CMAs, but Darius Rucker thinks his hit cover of 'Wagon Wheel' should be considered for a Grammy. In fact, he's going to be upset about it if it isn't.
Wynonna Judd Linked to GPS Tracking Device Found on Car
Someone was keeping track of a car linked to Wynonna Judd and her sister Ashley. Now, police in Franklin, Tenn. want to know who -- and why. A GPS device was found on the undercarriage of a vehicle brought to a muffler shop on Friday afternoon (Nov. 8).
Jake Owen’s ‘Days of Gold’ Love Story Continues in New ‘Beachin” Video
A new video for a new song from Jake Owen's 'Days of Gold' album continues the love story that started at the end of the clip for the album's title track.
Thomas Rhett Interview: Rising Singer Knows How Life on the Road Can Destroy a Marriage
Fame, money and confidence can lead a 23-year-old to debauchery very quickly. Throw in a guitar, a few sensitive songs, alcohol and a room full of female fans ... hey, there's a reason few country newcomers get married before they've had two hit albums.
It’s a … ! Zac Brown Reveals Sex of New Baby
Just last week, Zac Brown revealed that his wife, Shelly, is pregnant with the couple's fifth child. After four girls, the 'Sweet Annie' singer had to be hoping for a boy, right?