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.
Surprises and Snubs Among the 2016 CMA Awards Nominations
Slow turnover among CMA Awards nominees has suddenly turned into a waterfall. The list of 2016 nominees includes first-timers, but excludes several long-timers.
5 Unforgettable Country Military Moments
Miranda Lambert's emotional moment with a soldier's sign sent us on a search for some more of country music's best military tributes. Artists are overwhelmingly supportive of the troops, with dozens of planned tributes every year. These five moments were spontaneous decisions to honor…
Country Artists Who Went ‘Dancing With the Stars': Worst to Best
Country music has made an impression on Dancing With the Stars, but it hasn't always been a positive impression.
Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award
On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”
Dierks Bentley’s Daughter Evie Sings ‘Different for Girls’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley stepped back and watched, becoming just another fan as his daughter Evie sang Elle King's part of "Different for Girls" in Indianapolis over the weekend.
Best of Country Music in 2016 (So Far!)
Best song? Best album? Best tour? Best reason to drink? Our staff has picked the Best of Country Music 2016 (so far).
Kane Brown’s Sister Stabbed, Singer Asks for Prayers
Kane Brown's sister was stabbed multiple times on Tuesday, according to the singer. Brown took to Facebook to ask for prayers, and offer a warning to the person responsible
Florida Georgia Line Respond to ‘Anti-Police’ Allegations
Florida Georgia Line are being accused of being anti-police in the days following weekend sets in Iowa and Wisconsin. The duo insist they have nothing but love and respect for police.
Top 10 Miranda Lambert Songs
That several album cuts were considered for this list of the Top 10 Miranda Lambert songs shows how strong of a catalog country's multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year has to count on.
Coffey Anderson Sparks Debate With Traffic Stop Etiquette Video
Country singer Coffey Anderson’s common sense approach to how to behave when you’re pulled over by police is drawing criticism from some who think he places too much responsibility in the hands of drivers and not enough on police officers.