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.
Eric Church Breaks Record, Rules in Nashville With Relentless Three-Hour Concert
Eric Church didn't play a hit song until nearly 30 minutes into a record-setting set in Nashville on Friday night, and nobody cared.
Rascal Flatts Give Up Singing for a Hum-Off [Watch]
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12 Professional Athletes Who’ve Gone Country
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Country Singers Who Played Football
Country music's football pedigree dates back almost 70 years, when one country legend first strapped on his maskless leather helmet to toss the pigskin around.
Remember When Willie Nelson Settled His Tax Bill? (VIDEO)
On Feb. 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his $16.7 million tax bill with the IRS, in one of the most high-profile tax cases in music history.
Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt
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Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
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Jon Pardi Dishes on the Time He Got Stabbed in the Stomach
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Watch the 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream!
Before country music's biggest stars sit down for the 2016 CMA Awards, they'll need to talk to Taste of Country. For a second straight year we'll be streaming live from the CMA Awards red carpet, and you'll be able to watch right here.