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.
2015 CMA Awards Nominees Announced
Nominees for the 2015 CMA Awards were announced on Wednesday morning and as expected, there were a few surprises amongst the familiar faces that grab nominations on a yearly basis.
Luke Bryan Finally Meets His Cutest Fan Ever
Kids struggling to say their favorite country artist’s names is our new favorite obsession, and apparently it struck a chord with Luke Bryan as well. The singer got a chance to meet one cutie who you may remember from an adorable bath time video from April.
Jake Owen Says New Feather Tattoo Honors His Individualism, Native American Heritage
Jake Owen says he didn't spend much time thinking about the design for his new feather tattoo, but it carries some personal meaning for him. Owen is of Native American ancestry, and recognizes the importance of the feather. But more than anything the feather is a symbol for who he is today.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Kiss’ Part of Record-Setting Night in New Jersey [Watch]
Kenny Chesney admits it takes a lot to embarrass him, and the singer isn’t one to usually oblige requests from his female fans for kisses. But in New Jersey on Saturday night (Aug. 15), he couldn’t turn down the young woman he pulled on stage while singing “I Go Back.”
Jennifer Nettles to Play Dolly Parton’s Mother in NBC’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’
Three well-known celebrities have joined the cast of a movie based on Dolly Parton’s childhood. Two are TV actors, but singer Jennifer Nettles is the third, and she's slotted to portray Parton’s mother.
Jake Owen Turns ‘Real Life’ Problems Into Magic at WE Fest 2015
Jake Owen exploded onto the WE Fest 2015 stage on Saturday night (Aug. 8) and was all smiles during the first half of his show. Technical problems and a heavy heart threatened the set, but the stage veteran ended up creating a moment the thousands watching will remember for a lifetime.
Carrie Underwood Bares Legs in Daisy Dukes During Music Video Shoot
Carrie Underwood is slowly returning to her music career after giving birth in February. The singer filmed a new music video over the weekend, sending jaws to the floor when she stepped out in short shorts.
Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock Announce Separation
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have separated after 26 years of marriage. The country couple have actually been separated for several months, but it’s not clear if they’ve filed for divorce.
Lynn Anderson Funeral Arrangements Announced
A public visitation and funeral for singer Lynn Anderson will take place this week in Nashville. The 67-year-old “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” singer died on Thursday (July 30) in Nashville after suffering a heart attack. She'd been battling pneumonia.