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.
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.
Kelly Clarkson ‘Tired, Swollen and Miserable’ in Final Days of Pregnancy
It’s been awhile since fans heard something about Kelly Clarkson, and the baby girl she’s set to deliver sometime very soon. On Wednesday the singer filled fans in on the latest, and it isn’t all good.
ToC Encore: The Best of Country Music 2014 (So Far)
As 2014 nears the halfway point, it's time to reflect on the best of country music. The best songs, the best albums and the best moments of 2014 come from newcomers and superstars. They come from awards shows and reality television. The Best of Country Music 2014 comes from all over.
Miranda Lambert’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing in West Virginia
A plane carrying Miranda Lambert was forced to make an emergency landing in Clarksburg, W.V. on Tuesday. The singer says her traveling group is fine — she even managed to make light of the situation.
Luke Bryan Falls From Stage in North Carolina [Video]
Luke Bryan fell off the stage during his show in Charlotte, N.C. last night (May 29). The ‘Play It Again’ singer was quick to point out that the state seems to bring him bad luck -- it's his second fall in barely three months! This time he needed stiches.
Rascal Flatts’s Gary LeVox Admits He Was More Than Skeptical of Joe Don Rooney
Fans know ‘The Church on Cumberland Road’ was the first song Rascal Flatts ever performed together, and they recently heard lead singer Gary LeVox describe the moment as something God came down from heaven to deliver. A few minutes earlier, that same night, LeVox was threatening to lea…
Album Spotlight: Brantley Gilbert, ‘Just As I Am’ – ToC Critic’s Pick
On ‘Just As I Am’ Brantley Gilbert has matched the raw adrenaline found on earlier records with some of the best songwriting you’ll hear this year. The result is 11 deeply satisfying tracks, each ripped from his personal life.
Rascal Flatts Perform Acoustic Version of ‘The Church on Cumberland Road’ [Exclusive Video…
'The Church on Cumberland Road' is a signature song for Rascal Flatts, so it was an easy choice for their 'Off the Record' cover. The three men explain why this Shenandoah track is so special to them before delivering a brilliant live performance of a highlight from their li…
‘Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue’ Track-List and Release Date Announced
Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line and more have recorded Motley Crue hits for a new country tribute album to the famous rock band. ‘Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue’ will be available on July 8.
Rascal Flatts Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Riot’ from ‘Rewind’ Album [Exclusive Video]
Sometimes a band will spend hours, days or even weeks deciding if a song is good enough to make an album. Then there are songs like 'Riot,' a ballad from Rascal Flatts' new 'Rewind' album. The trio talks about the first time they heard the song before performing an intimate,…
Holly Williams is Pregnant
Singer Holly Williams announced she’s pregnant with a photo loaded to her Twitter page on Mother’s Day. The daughter of Hank Williams Jr. is expecting her first child in October.
Rascal Flatts Performs Acoustic Version of ‘Rewind’ [Exclusive Video]
Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts says 'Rewind' is the song that bridges a gap between what fans know of the superstar trio and where they're headed. This intimate, acoustic performance of the title-track from their new album shows a rarely seen side of the group.