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.
Jason Aldean, George Strait + More Play Country Rising Fundraiser [Pictures]
Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt were three headliners that gave their time to support victims of a handful of tragedies at Country Rising on Sunday.
Keith Urban’s ‘Female’ Isn’t Intended to Be a #MeToo Anthem
The release of Keith Urban's "Female" syncs well with the #MeToo viral campaign, but that wasn't the point.
Blake Shelton Stands Up for Garth Brooks
He may have lip-synced, but Garth Brooks is still Blake Shelton's hero.
Trace Adkins’ Grand Ole Opry Performance of ‘Still a Soldier’ Is a Veterans Day Must [Watc…
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Sound Off: Should Garth Brooks Have Canceled His CMA Awards Performance?
At least two country artists think Garth Brooks should have scrapped a planned CMA Awards performance instead of lip-syncing. Do you?
Pictures: Beards Were the New Black at the 2017 CMA Awards
Chris Stapleton has been a consistent CMA Awards winner since 2015 and it must be the beard because now everyone in country music is trying to replicate his look.
Sugarland’s Back! New Music Coming Soon
The duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are set to return with new music, and soon.
Why Garth Brooks Won the CMA Entertainer of the Year (And Probably Will Again Next Year)
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Top 5 Moments From the 2017 CMA Awards
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2017 CMA Awards Performances — Full List
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