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.
Big & Rich Recording Next Studio Album
Big & Rich are working on a third-straight Top 10 single from their Gravity album — an impressive feat for any independent artist. The "Lovin' Lately" singers say they're also working on new music.
Blake Shelton Says Turning 40 Comes With Regrets
Blake Shelton's June 18 birthday and his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have made him a bit wistful for days gone by — and the things that went with it.
Thompson Square Say Baby Cooper Has Heavy Influence on New Music
Thompson Square’s 4-month-old baby boy Cooper doesn’t get to choose the final songs that make the married duo’s next album, but he might as well. Keifer and Shawna Thompson happily admit that becoming parents has changed everything, including how they approach songwriting and so…
Carrie Underwood Fan Hospitalized After Singing Too Hard
A Carrie Underwood fan in Canada was hospitalized because he sang too much, too hard. The Storyteller Tour stopped at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on May 27. A short time later “Bernard” was hospitalized.
New Country Music Releases for June 2016
Five new country music releases will hit stores during the first Friday in June, setting up a big month for new music as spring turns to summer. Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris lead a list of hotly anticipated albums set for release this month. There's a lot girl power on store shelves and at di…
Cole Swindell Reveals Gruesome Black Eye
Cole Swindell showed off a gruesome eye injury during Dierks Bentley's show in Panama City, Fla., last weekend. The singer showed fans his black eye, and later posed with Bentley for a photo for everyone to see.
Bike Accident Puts Jake Owen in the Emergency Room
Jake Owen’s Thursday night show in Herrin, Ill., will not be affected by his latest accident.
Granger Smith Welcomes Baby Number 3
Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, welcomed their third baby on Monday (May 16).
Every Blake Shelton Single Ranked
Blake Shelton's unprecedented streak of No. 1 singles came after a decade spent chasing radio airplay the old fashioned way. The singer's hits and misses were sprinkled on the charts like bird shot, with some reaching No. 1, others missing the Top 10 and two only cracking the Top 40. His r…
Thompson Square’s Baby Boy Stars in ‘You Make It Look So Good’ Video
Thompson Square’s baby boy stars in the duo’s homemade music video for "You Make It Look So Good."
Dustin Lynch Addresses Kelly Osbourne Dating Rumors
Rumors of a Kelly Osbourne and Dustin Lynch romance have been running wild since the two posed for photos together at Stagecoach Festival earlier this month.
10 Best Country Albums of 2016
The 10 best country albums of 2016 come from newcomers, major headliners and veterans proving that their music and artistry is as strong as ever.