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.
2016 Grammy Awards Predictions
It's actually not that difficult to predict winners in the 2016 Grammy Awards country categories. Several trends make at least one artist a sure thing, which means we're sure to be wrong.
David Bowie Dead at 69: Country Stars Pay Tribute
David Bowie’s influence reached well into country music circles, and his death at the age of 69 has left many famous singers grieving.
Hot Artists to Watch in 2016: William Michael Morgan [No. 3]
Taste of Country's Hot Artists to Watch in 2016 list is being revealed day by day, artist by artist. Here's No. 3.
Rachel Reinert Leaves Gloriana
The future of country trio Gloriana is in doubt as singer Rachel Reinert has decided to leave the group. In a post on Twitter, Reinert thanked fans as well as Tom and Mike Gossin before revealing what’s next for her.
Craig Strickland’s Wife Shares His Touching Wedding Day Video
Craig Strickland's wife, Helen, has shared a snippet of a video he made for her prior to their 2014 wedding. The singer's widow once again expressed her love and gratitude for their one year together, adding that she will "forever cherish our year of marriage."
Country Singer Missing After Early Morning Hunt
Craig Strickland, lead singer of the band Backroad Anthem, is still missing 36 hours after beginning an early morning hunting trip in Oklahoma with his friend Chase Morland. Morland's body was found Monday afternoon.
Brett Eldredge ‘The Elf’ Stage Bombs Couple Singing His Song
Last weekend Brett Eldredge put on his best “Buddy the Elf” costume and started popping up at honky tonks around Nashville, taking the stage where and when he could. No, it doesn’t make perfect sense, but the videos are sort of awesome.
Keith Urban Helps Eulogize His Father During Funeral in Australia
Keith Urban led a large group of family and friends in saying goodbye to Robert “Bob” Urban on Thursday. The singer’s father died on Dec. 5 after a long battle with cancer.
Blake Shelton Out as ACM Awards Host, Dierks Bentley In?
Luke Bryan will return to host the 2016 ACM Awards, but Blake Shelton will not. A promo video for the 51st annual awards breaks the news of Shelton’s departure while teasing who Bryan’s on-stage buddy may be next April.
2016 Grammy Nominees Announced
Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton will be country's most nominated artists at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February. Both scored all-genre nominations in addition to nominations for Best Country Album and Best Country Song.
7 Unforgettable Country Wardrobe Malfunctions (VIDEO)
Country wardrobe malfunctions are rare, and the recoveries are first class. In this video of some of the most famous slips and splits you'll see that even when mistakes happen, the most famous women and men in the genre know how to react with dignity and class.