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.
Jason Aldean Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details, sharing background info on his c…
Little Big Town Tap Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt for ‘The Breaker’ Show at Ryman Auditorium
Little Big Town left the hits at home for the majority of Friday night's set at the Ryman Auditorium. The group instead played their new album The Breaker front to back with one or two, very notable interruptions.
Dan + Shay Prove They’re at Head of the Class During Ryman Auditorium Show
Dan + Shay did one thing during an electric 75-minute set at the Ryman Auditorium that too many artists new and old don't do. They obeyed one simple rule.
Luke Bryan’s Infant Niece Dies
Luke Bryan thanked fans for prayers after his 3-month-old niece Sadie Brett died on Tuesday (Feb. 21). The girl was battling an infection that affected her liver.
Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Reveal They’re Having a Baby Girl
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins decided to wait to find out what the gender of their biological baby is. They didn't wait long to learn if the newborn will be a boy or girl.
Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Expecting and Adopting a Baby
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins announced they're not only expecting a baby, they'll be adopting a baby too. The singer shared the news with fans on Twitter, adding they'll bring the adopted child home from Africa.
Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae and More Get Real About Cancer for St. Jude
Cancer is personal for some of country music's biggest stars and newcomers. Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae, Trent Harmon and more all recently opened up about how cancer has touched their lives. This moving video shows how research done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps more than…
2017 Grammy Performances [Pictures]
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood were the first country performers at the 2017 Grammy Awards, but a healthy dose of Nashville's best followed. See some of the best pictures from the 2017 Grammys, taken by the best photo team in the business.
Pentatonix, Dolly Parton Nab Surprise Grammy Win
Dolly Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix topped four well-known, mainstream country acts to win the Best Country Duo / Group Performance Grammy on Sunday (Feb. 12). Their version of "Jolene" took the award during a pre-show ceremony.
Worst Dressed at the 2017 Grammy Awards [Pictures]
Just like the best-dressed artists at the Grammys were picked for outfits that fit them, this list of worst dressed were picked for outfits that don't, sometimes literally. Three stars in particular caught our eye for fashion don'ts. Two have been featured on previous Best Dressed lists.
Country’s Hottest Walk the 2017 Grammys Red Carpet [Pictures]
Early winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards walked the red carpet before picking up their trophies. While superstars like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are expected closer to showtime on Sunday night (Feb. 12), newcomers like Drake White were looking good early.
Maren Morris Is Perfect in Purple on the Grammy Red Carpet [Pictures]
Maren Morris worked a red carpet like never before at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The "My Church" singer and would-be Grammy winner showed plenty of leg in a daring Michael Costello dress.