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.
Tyler Hubbard Recalls Father’s Helicopter Crash in Message to Troy Gentry’s Family
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says he couldn't help but recall his own father's helicopter crash when he heard about Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry's death on Friday afternoon (Sept. 8).
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J., on Friday (Sept. 8).
George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Features Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton
George Strait will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and more during his portion of the nationwide, multi-network Hurricane Harvey relief concert next week.
Sound Off: Is Old Dominion’s ‘Written in the Sand’ a Hit? [Listen]
Old Dominion followed a reliable law of country music in choosing "Written in the Sand" as their new radio single: When in doubt, give fans your best song.
Miranda Lambert Thankful for CMA Nods After Emotional Week
Miranda Lambert is adding Bailey's to her coffee to celebrate her multiple CMA Awards nominations. It's a sweet start to the week after a very emotional week last week.
Snubbed: 7 Glaring Omissions From the 2017 CMA Awards Nominations
CMA voters must hate Jason Aldean. The country superstar — and there's no other way to describe him — was shut out from the 2017 nominations for a second straight year. But his anti-party will be well attended.
Keith Urban Quietly Championing Women of Country Music
While singers like Blake Shelton have done their part in the past, Keith Urban is quietly becoming the new champion of country females.
13 Controversial Country Songs
Country music and controversy go together like peanut butter and bananas. The mix isn't for everyone, but it's certainly interesting.
Sound Off: Is Justin Moore’s ‘Kinda Don’t Care’ a Hit? [Listen]
Justin Moore's ode to apathy is no-nonsense country rambler, and we want to know what you think of it.
George Strait Working on Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
George Strait has revealed that he was personally affected by Hurricane Harvey and that he's working on a relief effort "with the whole country music community."