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.
Garth Brooks, Keith Urban Among 2017 American Music Awards Nominees
Keith Urban and Garth Brooks are among country music’s biggest stars nominated for 2017 American Music Awards. Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and Sam Hunt are also up for AMA’s in country music categories.
Chris Young’s Decision to Attend Route 91 Festival Was Last-Minute
Chris Young didn't plan on being in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. He wasn't on the bill for that night's Route 91 Harvest Festival but he wound up taking cover backstage as a lone gunman fired on the crowd.
After Las Vegas: What Jason Aldean + More Should Know About Moving Forward
On Thursday night (Oct. 12), Jason Aldean will begin his ascent to normalcy. His concert in Tulsa, Okla., marks his first tour stop since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Kane Brown’s Monstrous Truck Has a Name, and It’s Perfect
Kane Brown's truck has a first name but we barely heard it above the roar this monster gives off when he turns the key in the ignition.
Jessie James Decker Expecting Baby No. 3
Country singer and reality television show star Jessie James Decker has announced she's expecting a baby with husband Eric Decker. The couple's third child is due at the end of March.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dim for 11 Minutes to Honor Shooting Victims
Exactly one week after a lone gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the strip went dim to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
UFC’s Dana White Trashes Jason Aldean After Being Spurned for ‘SNL’
UFC president Dana White says Jason Aldean and country music let down the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting in turning down his offer to sing the National Anthem on Saturday night (Oct. 7).
With ‘This Ride,’ Jerrod Niemann Aims for Substance Over Style
With 'This Ride,' Jerrod Niemann has released his most focused album to date. The "God Made a Woman" singer literally turned the volume down to let the lyrics stand tall.
4 Truths and a Lie About Luke Bryan’s New ‘What Makes You Country’ Album
Luke Bryan announced his new What Makes You Country album, and with 15 songs and dozens of songwriter,s there's a lot to process.
7 Unforgettable Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Moments
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are hitting the road again with a huge world tour that promises to be more popular than oxygen. Okay, we exaggerate, but when the country supercouple are together, birds sing.
The Sad Story of William Michael Morgan’s Vinyl Collection
William Michael Morgan's new single "Vinyl" is not a tribute to his lost vinyl collection, but he does miss those old LPs. Elvis, Sinatra, George Jones ... like the artists, the records are now gone.
Opinion: How Do We Move Forward After Las Vegas?
Earlier today a reporter for a cable news network asked me how country music would move forward after the attacks in Las Vegas. I hope I said something that made sense and represented our community intelligently, but the truth is I'm not so sure. Or at least I wasn't then.