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.
Top 10 Country Songs of 2016
The best country songs are the songs you could listen to over and over and over again. Some of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2016 grab your heart, while others heat up a Friday night.
Chris Lane Shares the Story Behind ‘Fix’ [Exclusive Premiere]
The story behind Chris Lane’s “Fix” turns the typical "Story Behind a Song" story upside down. The country newcomer says his vocal performance wasn’t inspired by the song. In a way the opposite was true.
Keith Urban Regrets Missing His Chance to Play With Prince
Like so many musicians, Keith Urban was stunned and saddened by news of Prince's death on Thursday (April 21). The "Wasted Time" singer says he had a chance to jam with him once, but he was too jet-lagged.
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Jake Owen Takes On Fake Jake Owen, Scammer Targeting Facebook Fans
Jake Owen found out someone was using Facebook to send messages to his female fans while posing as him. So he called him, posted the video and revealed Fake Jake’s telephone number.
Zac Brown Calls Florida Police Raid a Case of ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’
Zac Brown Band lead singer Zac Brown admits he was in a Florida hotel room when police raided it last week, reports of which began circulating Friday morning (April 15).
Luke Bryan Crew Members Injured In Crash
Three men working as crew for Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y. were injured in a car accident on Sunday morning (April 10).
Dolly, Lauren, Frankie + More Make Fashion Confessions at the ACM Awards
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8 Songs That Tip a Hat to Merle Haggard
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Keith Urban Says Carrie Underwood Makes Cameo on His ‘Ripcord’ Album
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Sam Hunt Talks New Music and Dating Rumors
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