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.
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.
Jesus Takes the Wheel in Hilarious Viral Video About Carrie Underwood Song
Over Labor Day weekend, two teens had some fun with Carrie Underwood's 'Jesus Take the Wheel.' In a video posted to Vine, one finds a young man driving a car with the song from 2005 cranked to 10. And then ... well, it's best if you watch for yourself.
Sara Evans Talks New Music, Family and Food in Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Chat
No question was off limits when Sara Evans signed on to do a Reddit Ask Me Anything, where she answered unfiltered questions from fans and users. The singer -- who just released her new single 'Slow Me Down' to iTunes Tuesday (Sept. 3) -- was upfront about her new album, touring plans, mor…
Man Killed Leaving Jason Aldean Concert
A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man was struck by a car and killed as he was leaving a Jason Aldean concert on Sunday (Aug. 25). Police say Michael Sanders of Dunmore, Pa. was leaving the show at Montage Mountain when he was hit by an Jeep.
Linda Ronstadt Reveals She Has Parkinson’s Disease
Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt, best known for her pop and rock hits in the '70s and '80s, also turned out several hit country singles and one unforgettable country album before announcing the end of her career this week. The 67-year-old has Parkinson's disease.
The Band Perry Announce We Are Pioneers World Tour
The Band Perry will begin their first headlining tour this fall in Sweden. The We Are Pioneers Tour kicks off on Nov. 8 in Gothenburg and will continue through 10 European countries (20 shows total) before returning to North America in 2014.
Jake Owen Says Tom Petty’s Comments About Country Music Were ‘Ridiculous, Uneducated’
Jake Owen is a fan of Tom Petty. The singer says he's long called his fellow Floridian an influence, but after hearing the rocker's comments about country music, he had to take a step back.
Chris Young Hospitalized
Chris Young is in a Denver-area hospital seeking treatment for a leg infection. The origin of the infection is not known, but the 'Aw Naw' singer will be spending the next 24 hours under medical watch.
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ – Album Review
Luke Bryan plays it safe on 'Crash My Party,' his new album and the follow-up to the tremendously successful 'Tailgates and Tanlines.' With the exception of the infusion of hip-hop on two songs, there is little to differentiate the two projects.
Carrie Underwood Gets Introduction From Space Before Festival Performance
Country artists have played via satellite before, but never like this. Carrie Underwood's Saturday (Aug. 3) set at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. was preceded by an introduction from the International Space Station. Astronaut Karen Nyberg had the honor, and did so without the assistance of gra…
Kenny Chesney ‘Shocked’ by Riley Cooper Racial Slur Video
Kenny Chesney has reacted to a video showing Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper making threats and using a racial slur at the country singer's June 9 concert.