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.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Pay Off $5K Worth of Layaway Bills at Walmart
Shoppers at a Walmart near Jacksonville, Fla. received an early Christmas gift from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The country couple played secret Santa, covering $5,000 in layaway bills.
Miranda Lambert’s Reaction to 2017 Grammy Nods Is Simply Adorable
Can you ever go wrong with a puppy? Miranda Lambert doesn't think so. She made one of her furry friends a stand-in for a post showing appreciation for her two 2017 Grammy nominations, which she received on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6).
Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2017 Grammy Nominations
It's no surprise that Maren Morris picked up some major Grammy love when the 2017 nominations were announced on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6), but others were more eye-opening.
10 Best Country Albums of 2016
The 10 best country albums of 2016 come from newcomers, major headliners and veterans proving that their music and artistry is as strong as ever.
Predicting the 2017 Grammy Awards Country Nominees
Grammy Awards voters don’t think like ACM and CMA voters. Sales figures and the number of No. 1 singles don’t help an artist or song’s chances at winning a Grammy. In fact, in country music, they often hurt your chances.
Kelsea Ballerini Says ‘Peter Pan’ Gave Her the Grammy Edge
Kelsea Ballerini was Grammy eligible in 2015 and 2016 but her 2017 nomination in the Best New Artist category happened for a reason. One song, she says, pushed her over the top.
#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ [Watch]
To close a recent Song Suffragettes concert the #LetTheGirlsPlay collective chose a song that's very near to any dreamer's heart, and very appropriate. Kalie Shorr, Lena Stone and company performed Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."
Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood Amongst Country’s AMA Winners
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Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’ [Listen]
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You Think You Know Dierks Bentley?
Dierks Bentley has been a country staple for over a decade, but how well do you really know the 'I Hold On' hitmaker? This kid from Arizona took the long route to Nashville, and once there, success hardly came easily. Watch to find out what he was like as a kid, how he met his wi…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Pushin’ Time’ Is a Love Song With Anderson East
It's not listed as a duet, but Miranda Lambert's song "Pushin' Time" prominently features her boyfriend Anderson East. The couple sing of resisting and finally giving into their feelings during this soft love song.
Kelleigh Bannen’s ‘This Nashville Life’ Podcast: The Jazz Episode
Since our co-producer Kevin is on his honeymoon, we decided to shake it up a bit. My close friend Nada actually turns the microphone on me. We touch on topics from road life and band dynamics to humility and the temptation to compare oneself to other artists.