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 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.
Gwen Stefani Didn’t Know Who Blake Shelton Was Before ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Gwen Stefani appeared on Ellen and dodged most of the TV talk show host's questions, but admitted that prior to appearing on the The Voice, she had no idea who Blake Shelton was.
Country Stars Recite ‘Joey’s Prayer’ for Joey Feek
Joey + Rory's Rory Feek asked fans to say a prayer for his wife and their family this week.
Miranda Lambert Debuts Pink Hair at the 2015 CMA Awards
Miranda Lambert has gone pink! The singer showed off a new neon pink hair cut at the 2015 CMA Awards on Wednesday night.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 CMA Awards
The 2015 CMA Awards will close down streets and light up Nashville in November. It's the 49th Annual CMA Awards, and the tenth straight in Music City, since the show took a one-year departure to New York City in 2005. Here is everything you need to need to know about the CMAs.
Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town + More Join List of 2015 CMA Awards Performers
Four country superstars and a YouTube star have been added to a quickly growing list of 2015 CMA Awards performers. Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley will take the Bridgestone Arena stage on Nov. 4. One will bring a special guest.
Krystal Keith Gives Toby Keith Another Granddaughter
Krystal Keith and husband Andrew Sandubrae welcomed a baby on Monday (Oct. 19).