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.
The Women in Country Music Problem Isn’t Getting Better – What Needs to Change?
Last month, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Somethin’ Bad’ quietly fell from the radio airplay charts, peaking just inside the Top 10. The powerhouse duet with Carrie Underwood was as close to a sure thing as you’ll find in country music, yet it somehow failed to break country&…
Remember the Song Reba McEntire Recorded for Her Father? [Listen]
Long before Reba McEntire's career really began to take off, the singer recorded a song that told her father Clark's story.
Carrie Underwood Talks Pregnancy, New Single and Album
New music is coming from Carrie Underwood. The pregnant country superstar announced that a new album containing a very “joyous, uplifting” first single will be in stores before Christmas.
Remember How Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Met?
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been married for since 2005, and as most fans know they’ve been friends much longer. The pair sang together on countless Brooks hits, and were frequent touring partners while both were married to other people. The story of their first meeting isn…
Carrie Underwood Pregnant
Carrie Underwood is pregnant! The 31-year-old singer and husband Mike Fisher announced Monday (Sept. 1) they are expecting a baby, with an assist from her two furry children.
Dierks Bentley, Brett James + More Share Stories Behind the Hits at PBS ‘Front and Center’…
The CMA Songwriters Series celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday night (June 25) with a taping of the PBS 'Front and Center' series in Nashville. Dierks Bentley was the night's featured artist, but songwriters like Brett James and Jon Randall played hits by Luke Bryan, Kenny Ch…
Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore Preview Motley Crue Covers [Listen]
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Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley + More Reward Fans at 2014 Taste of Country Music Festiva…
Fans covered Hunter Mountain like snow in December during Dierks Bentley's set at the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. on Friday night. The singer was the last of five singers to take the stage, and was forced to follow a powerful show from Brantley Gilbert. He handled the pressu…
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry Marries J.P. Arencibia
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry and boyfriend J.P. Arencibia were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Tenn. on Thursday afternoon.
George Strait’s Final Concert Breaks National Attendance Record [Pictures]
George Strait’s final show in Arlington, Texas was big, in fact it was the biggest ever. Strait’s the Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale broke an indoor concert attendance record for North America.