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.
Chris Young’s Decision to Attend Route 91 Festival Was Last-Minute
Chris Young didn't plan on being in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. He wasn't on the bill for that night's Route 91 Harvest Festival but he wound up taking cover backstage as a lone gunman fired on the crowd.
After Las Vegas: What Jason Aldean + More Should Know About Moving Forward
On Thursday night (Oct. 12), Jason Aldean will begin his ascent to normalcy. His concert in Tulsa, Okla., marks his first tour stop since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dim for 11 Minutes to Honor Shooting Victims
Exactly one week after a lone gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the strip went dim to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
With ‘This Ride,’ Jerrod Niemann Aims for Substance Over Style
With 'This Ride,' Jerrod Niemann has released his most focused album to date. The "God Made a Woman" singer literally turned the volume down to let the lyrics stand tall.
These Are the Faces and Stories of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Nearly 60 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1. These are some of their stories.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
Jake Owen was side-stage as shots began to ring out during Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The singer was able to give a horrific firsthand account of events.
‘American Idol’ Officially Adds Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan is officially in as a judge for American Idol and Lionel Richie will be joining him and Katy Perry behind the table when the show reboots on ABC in January.
5 Things We Expect When Luke Bryan Judges ‘American Idol’
Luke Bryan has signed up to judge American Idol in 2018. The "Light It Up" singer will appear on the reboot on ABC, and we've got questions (and expectations).