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.
Aaron Watson, ‘Outta Style’ [Listen]
Aaron Watson's "Outta Style" is pure country song with just the right amount of pop sensibility. In contrast to some of his more lonesome anthems the Cars-like intro howls some new direction. But by the end he's back in line.
Sundance Head Proves His Faith With ‘My Church’ on ‘The Voice’
Sundance Head's guitar-heavy version of Maren Morris' "My Church" featured a three-voice choir and the Voice coach Blake Shelton struggling to find the words to summarize it all.
7 Unforgettable Reba McEntire Moments
She sings, she acts, she gives you the straight truth and she even dances!
Craig Campbell’s ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ Saved a Man’s Life
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Keith Urban Asked to Induce Labor During Nashville Concert [Watch]
Keith Urban had never seen a sign in the crowd quite like the one he spotted from the stage on Friday (Nov. 11) in Nashville. A woman asked the singer to "sing her into labor," and surprisingly, Urban obliged.
Luke Combs, ‘Hurricane’ [Listen]
Luke Combs' debut single "Hurricane" tells a story you know, but regret. The singer's remorse is aimed at an ex-lover, a girl he can't keep out of his mind.
Keith Urban Gets the Crowd Involved During Nashville Ripcord Tour Stop
Keith Urban's Ripcord Tour stage isn't as elaborate as some of his contemporaries. He doesn't rely on pyrotechnics or animation, instead choosing to trust his guitar, stage patter and Eric Church.
Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
While a few country artists only wear the American flag on special occasions, others will pull out a patriotic jacket, tank top or guitar whenever the mood strikes them. Country music leads all genres in terms of patriotism, so it's not surprising to find many pictures of the biggest artists we…
9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
Miranda Lambert's unforgettable career has included five studio albums, eight Top 5 singles and thousands of memorable moments from her live show. We pick from all of those events, plus a few you may have forgotten about during this Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments video.
New Garth Brooks Song ‘8teen’ Will Challenge Longtime Fans
Garth Brooks says if there were a Garth Brooks fan club and they had a theme song, it'd be "8teen," a sneaky song on his new Gunslinger album. The song is full of hidden messages, the singer says.
Ryan Follese, ‘Put a Label on It’ [Listen]
Ryan Follese brings his pop-rock sensibilities to "Put a Label on It." The singer's story about the start of a relationship is told within a very country arrangement, but his conversation steps outside those walls.
Carrie Underwood Reveals Identity of Her All-Female CMA Awards Band
Carrie Underwood's 2016 CMA Awards performance of "Dirty Laundry" was a total girl-power moment. The singer was flanked by an all-female band full of rising country music singers and musicians.