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.
Ray Price Not Dead, But ‘Fading Rapidly’
Reports of Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price's death are premature, as the singer's wife shared that he is "still with us" in a message posted a few minutes after 4PM CT on Sunday (Dec. 15).
Ray Price Leaves Hospital to Spend Final Days at Home
Ray Price has entered hospice care in his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Carrie Underwood Shines in ‘The Sound of Music Live!’
NBC's live theatrical broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' was not without mistakes common in live theater, but one would need to be a student of Broadway to have caught them. Carrie Underwood and a cast of theater and television actors stayed true to the spirit of the musical, maki…
Willie Nelson Tour Bus Accident Leaves Three Hospitalized
Three people were hospitalized after Willie Nelson's band's tour bus slammed into a bridge pillar on I-30 in Sulphur Springs, Texas early Saturday morning (Nov. 23). The singer was not on board, but the incident has resulted in the postponement of several tour dates.
Sarah Darling Mourns the Death of Her Grandfather
Singer Sarah Darling lost the man she thinks of as "greatest man I've ever known." Her grandfather, Richard Eugene Dicks, died this week following a long illness. He was 79.
Country’s Biggest Stars Pay Tribute to Our Military on Veterans Day
James Otto and Craig Morgan are two stars who've served their country to share their thoughts on Veterans Day this year. Others, like Dustin Lynch and Frankie Ballard, shared photos of veterans they grew up admiring. It's a national holiday everyone should recognize, and superstars li…
Justin Moore Honors Alabama Teen Killed in Accident, Brings on Chills [Watch]
Justin Moore stopped his show on Thursday night (Nov. 7) to say a few heartfelt words about Erin Clark, a 16-year-old fan who was killed late last month in a car crash in New Hope, Ala.
It’s a … ! Zac Brown Reveals Sex of New Baby
Just last week, Zac Brown revealed that his wife, Shelly, is pregnant with the couple's fifth child. After four girls, the 'Sweet Annie' singer had to be hoping for a boy, right?
2013 CMA Awards Performances – Full List
Two scoops of Florida Georgia Line, a pinch of Taylor Swift and heaps of rock-inspired country music turned performances at the 2013 CMA Awards into one surprise after another.
Country Feuds, Obamacare, Kenny Rogers Targeted During Brad Paisley + Carrie Underwood’s 2…
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood provided at least three "Oh no they didn't!" moments during their opening monologue at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Obamacare, Keith Urban, 'Duck Dynasty' and the &ap…
Country Stars Practice Their Best ‘Shocked Faces’ Before 2013 CMA Awards
Taylor Swift made the "shocked face" famous, but she's not the only one who can perfect it! Country stars like Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry, Danielle Bradbery and more had reaction practice before the 2013 CMA Awards.
Garth Brooks’ Sister, Betsy Smittle, Dies
Garth Brooks' half-sister, Betsy Smittle, has died. The 60-year-old was known as Brooks' bass player for part of his career. She also released one solo album and was a gay rights activist who performed and participated in numerous gay rights events.