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.
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,…
Country Stars Dress Up, Spoof Each Other for Halloween 2013
Artists like LeAnn Rimes and RaeLynn spoofed other country stars on Halloween 2013. 'The Voice' singer took a playful jab at Blake Shelton circa 2002, while Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian dressed as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers circa 1983. The most adorable costume pictures, of course, came from t…
Eric Church to Debut New Music at the 2013 CMA Awards?
Does the video tease Eric Church released to his fan club have anything to do with reports that he's planning to debut new music at the 2013 CMA Awards? For almost a year, the 'Springsteen' singer has been giving fans subtle updates on the progress of his new album, and now it seems p…
Kix Brooks Responds to Ronnie Dunn’s ‘Beginning of the End for B&D’ Remarks
How much Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn got along during the later years of their partnership has always been an interesting and hotly debated, but mostly behind-the-scenes, conversation.
Can You Guess Which Country Artist This Kid Grew Up to Be?
When this future country star dressed as Pee Wee Herman for Halloween, he went all the way. "I had the dance down and everything," he says. We say: "Prove it at your next concert!" Do you think you know who this is?
Jana Kramer Reportedly Dating Actor Scott Eastwood
Jana Kramer was twice spotted holding hands with a Hollywood hunk in California over the weekend. Actor Scott Eastwood was allegedly seen with the 'Why Ya Wanna' singer at her Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 tour stops in San Diego and Anaheim.
Baby Tears Up Listening to Mom Sing ‘My Heart Can’t Tell You No’ [Watch]
Sara Evans' 2011 version of Rod Stewart's 'My Heart Can't Tell You No' was pretty good, but it didn't make babies cry in this most adorable way. To be honest, we weren't completely sure why this sweet face is getting misty-eyed, until we watched this two-minute vid…
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Jason Aldean, ‘1994’
This 5-year-old's mom says he's a Jason Aldean fanatic, and you'll probably agree. Brady has listened to nothing but Aldean's music since he was old enough to make radio requests, so it's no surprise he knows all the lyrics to '1994.' This video was put together to…
Thomas Rhett Talks Non-Country Influences and How He’ll Spend His First Million [Watch]
The singer-songwriter ('1994,' 'Round Here') is one of country music's most promising young male stars.