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, Carrie Underwood Amongst Country’s AMA Winners
Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line were country music's on-screen winners at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 20) but several more won after the broadcast.
Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean's broken heart is in denial in "Any Ol' Barstool,' the new single from his They Don't Know album.
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.
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
Craig Campbell's "Outskirts of Heaven" is a powerful song, but even the singer is surprised by some of the ways his fans have attached themselves to it. In one case, the ballad literally saved a life.
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.