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.
2017 CMA Awards Performances — Full List
Nearly 20 performances highlighted the 2017 CMA Awards with tributes from Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and more leading the way. The show's theme was unity — heck co-host Brad Paisley even wore a "unity" t-shirt.
Luke Bryan Escorts Wife Caroline Down the CMA Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
Luke Bryan's wife shimmered like a disco ball as the couple posed on the CMA Awards red carpet on Wednesday night (Nov. 8). Luke and Caroline Bryan kept it classic for their red carpet parade and pictures.
Garth Brooks Lip-Synced His CMA Awards Performance
Garth Brooks admitted he was lip-syncing during his CMA Awards performance of "Ask Me How I Know" on Wednesday night (Nov. 8).
Garth Brooks Wins Second Straight CMA Entertainer of the Year Award
Garth Brooks is on top once again. The country legend took home his second straight CMA Entertainer of the Year award at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night.
Reba McEntire Giving an Anxious Dustin Lynch CMA Advice Is Presh! [Watch]
Dustin Lynch has a Texas-sized crush on Reba McEntire, so when an opportunity came for him to interview her prior to the 2017 CMA Awards, he couldn't say no.
Keith Urban’s ‘Female’ Is a Long-Overdue Response to American Sexism [Listen]
Keith Urban's new song "Female" finds the singer harmonizing with every woman who anxiously typed #MeToo on social media recently, and the millions who couldn't bring themselves to do it.
Luke Bryan’s Late Brother and Sister Affect How He Parents His Kids
Luke Bryan admits that talking about his late brother and sister brings him comfort and emotional healing, and it helps him parent his boys, nephew and nieces.
25 Best CMA Awards Speeches of All Time
Upon winning CMA Awards, country stars have been known to accept with tears, humility and humor — lots and lots of humor.
10 Tear-Jerking CMA Awards Moments We’re Still Emotional About
We remember CMA Awards speeches and performances that involve tears for a lifetime.
CMA Awards Apologize, Lift Red Carpet Media Restrictions
The Country Music Association has apologized for and lifted CMA Awards media guidelines restricting what reporters can and cannot ask during next Wednesday's red carpet.
Randy Travis Is Aware of Claims That Kirt Webster Mocked Him After Stroke
Randy Travis has moved on from Kirt Webster's Webster PR, signing an agreement with 117 Publicity.
Kirt Webster Leaves Webster PR Amid Sexual Assault Claims
Kirt Webster, owner and founder of Webster Public Relations, is stepping down after allegations of sexual misconduct.