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.
Top 5 Moments at the 2016 ACM Awards
The big winner at the 2016 ACM Awards was Chris Stapleton, but none of his big wins make our Top 5 from the April 3 ceremony. The show was performance-heavy, and there are some spectacular performances to talk about today and all week.
Texas Teen Asks Girlfriend to Prom … With Help From George Strait
Two teens in Texas are going to prom together, thanks to George Strait. The King didn't know he was lending Jake Koppelman a hand last weekend as he rolled out his plan to invite Cheyenne Cavanaugh to prom. But without his help ... who knows?
ToC Critic’s Pick: Keith Urban, ‘Wasted Time’ [Listen]
Keith Urban’s new single "Wasted Time" employs just enough banjo to keep it from being called pop. Of course, that it’s sung by one of the format’s most recognizable voices helps, too.
Rory Feek Talks About How Indiana Is Coping After Joey’s Death
Rory Feek says he and his 2-year-old daughter Indiana visit her "mama" daily. The Joey + Rory singer shares that they’ll either walk or ride out to the back field where she rests, and that talk to her about their day. It’s one of the ways they cope, but it’s also part …
Granger Smith, Tegan Marie to Play Flint Water Crisis Benefit Concert
Granger Smith and country newcomer Tegan Marie have volunteered to be part of the Flint Water Crisis solution.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Keith Urban, ‘Ripcord’
Keith Urban’s new Ripcord album is pure country cardio. The thumping, rhythmic collection of songs will make you sweat. Even the ballads come full of energy and urgency
Joey Feek’s Public Memorial Full of Laughter, Applause and Song
Joey Feek’s hometown planned to celebrate the late Joey + Rory singer’s life on Sunday (March 13), and it was quite a celebration.
Carrie Underwood Pops Up in Lonely Island’s ‘Popstar’ Trailer [NSFW]
Carrie Underwood turns up among a few celebrity faces in the trailer for Andy Samberg and Lonely Island's new movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
6 Unforgettable Country Tour Pranks
Summer tours mean summer tour pranks, and we're ready. In fact, we dare superstars like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to top one of the pranks in this collection of 6 Unforgettable Tour Pranks!
Joey Feek Funeral Details Revealed
Joey + Rory's Rory Feek is back home in Tennessee with daughter Indiana. Funeral details have also been revealed.