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.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
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New Songs on the Radio for September 2016
Eric Church and George Strait are among the artists with new songs from old albums on the radio in September 2016. There's plenty of brand new, too, including cuts from Colt Ford and Ronnie Dunn.
Bacon Chris Stapleton Impresses Country Singer
Yes, Chris Stapleton, you do look delicious. The Grammy-winning singer posed for a photo next to a bacon sculpture of himself over the weekend in St. Louis. Both man and meat were a part of LouFest.
Best September 11-Inspired Country Song? [Vote]
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Jon Pardi, ‘Dirt on My Boots’ [Listen]
Yep, Jon Pardi is releasing another song about boots, but “Dirt on My Boots” is a world away from the sugar-sweet “Head Over Boots.” The second single from the California Sunrise album is also a throwback.
Cole Swindell Is Very Nervous to Judge the Miss America Competition
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Billy Ray Cyrus Taps Miley Cyrus for ‘Prayer’ on ‘Thin Line’ Album
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Faith Hill Turns Up Taylor Swift During College Road Trip With Maggie
Faith Hill's daughter, Maggie, is off to college, and the singer is relying on Taylor Swift to get her there.
No Thanks: Country Singers’ Worst Pre-Fame Jobs
Music City glory doesn't come without a whole lot of gross and greasy. That's the lesson to be learned from this list of the worst pre-fame jobs in country music.
7 Unforgettable Thomas Rhett Moments
Thomas Rhett has the songs, the girl, the charm ... heck, he can even dance! This country star is one of the most promising young artists in Nashville, with a platinum album and one of the top songs of 2015 and 2016 to his name. But what's his most unforgettable moment?
5 Unforgettable Country Military Moments
Miranda Lambert's emotional moment with a soldier's sign sent us on a search for some more of country music's best military tributes. Artists are overwhelmingly supportive of the troops, with dozens of planned tributes every year. These five moments were spontaneous decisions to honor…
The Real Story Behind Kane Brown’s Batman Tattoo
Kane Brown has the Batman logo tattooed across his chest — it's almost the first thing you notice if he's wearing a low-collared shirt — but he's not just a fan of the superhero.