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.
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.
Kix Brooks Responds to Ronnie Dunn’s ‘Beginning of the End for B&D’ Remarks
How much Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn got along during the later years of their partnership has always been an interesting and hotly debated, but mostly behind-the-scenes, conversation.
Man Killed After Being Hit by Jason Aldean’s Tour Bus
Jason Aldean was onboard his tour bus when a man who reportedly walked in front of it was struck and killed early Monday morning (Oct. 28). Albert Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.
Colt Ford Takes Fans in Studio for ‘Ride Through the Country Revisited’ Recording – Exclus…
Colt Ford, with his multiple appearances at the Big O Music Fest, has become a Tri-State favorite. He really is one of the nicest country artists I've ever encountered and his music is as high-energy as it comes. I know y'all love his rap-style of country music and are just gonna love this new CD! H…
Can You Guess Which Country Star’s House This Is?
One star's four bedroom, five bathroom home in California hit the market in October 2012 for $13 million, but sold two months later for much, much less. This singer made his career in rock n' roll, but certainly had some success on country radio. He's an icon, and his former home is n…
Ray Price Hospitalized, Remains in Intensive Care
Ray Price remains hospitalized Thursday (Oct. 10) after being rushed to the cardiac intensive care unit on Tuesday night.
Kid Rock’s Home Intruder Gets Prison Time
A man who says he was too intoxicated to recall breaking into Kid Rock's Michigan property will have at least 46 months to try to remember what he did.
Billy Currington Pleads No Contest, Sentenced on Elderly Abuse Charge
Billy Currington plead no contest to one charge stemming from an April incident with a tour boat captain near his home in Tybee Island, Ga. Friday's (Sept. 27) court hearing brings an end to a five-month investigation and court battle over who said what on April 15.
Jason Aldean Comes to Luke Bryan’s Defense After Zac Brown Blast
Jason Aldean has Luke Bryan's back. While the 'That's My Kind of Night' singer himself hasn't responded publicly to comments made by Zac Brown about his song, Aldean had some strong words for people "runnin' their mouths."
Zac Brown: Luke Bryan’s New Song ‘Is the Worst I’ve Ever Heard’
Zac Brown took tailgate, moonlight and daisy dukes songs to task during a recent radio interview. The singer held nothing back with his opinion of certain modern day country sounds, including the latest single from Luke Bryan.
Keith Urban Gets Stuck in New York City, Misses Concert
Keith Urban's Sept. 12 performance in Cleveland, Ohio was canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that grounded airplanes across the northeast on Thursday afternoon. The singer sent out a message to fans explaining that he was stuck in a New York City airport.
First-Ever Tropical Nights to Bring Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert + More to Beautiful M…
The inaugural country music adventure Tropical Nights in Riviera Maya, Mexico will include performances and exclusive opportunities to hang with some of country's biggest stars -- Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer.