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.
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?
Country Feuds, Obamacare, Kenny Rogers Targeted During Brad Paisley + Carrie Underwood’s 2…
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood provided at least three "Oh no they didn't!" moments during their opening monologue at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Obamacare, Keith Urban, 'Duck Dynasty' and the &ap…
Country Stars Practice Their Best ‘Shocked Faces’ Before 2013 CMA Awards
Taylor Swift made the "shocked face" famous, but she's not the only one who can perfect it! Country stars like Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry, Danielle Bradbery and more had reaction practice before the 2013 CMA Awards.
Garth Brooks’ Sister, Betsy Smittle, Dies
Garth Brooks' half-sister, Betsy Smittle, has died. The 60-year-old was known as Brooks' bass player for part of his career. She also released one solo album and was a gay rights activist who performed and participated in numerous gay rights events.
Kenny Rogers to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 CMAs
Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles will take the stage to honor Kenny Rogers after the country legend is presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2013 CMA Awards.
Rachel Farley Interview: ‘Midnight Road’ Singer on Making the First Move, Her Feisty New D…
Rachel Farley is kind of a bad a-- on stage. In her studded black leather jacket and blue jeans, the singer -- who toured with country bad boy Brantley Gilbert before she could legally vote -- is a commanding presence. Sure, she's only 18, but she's known more life and death than some twice her age,…