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.
Dierks Bentley’s Daughter Evie Sings ‘Different for Girls’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley stepped back and watched, becoming just another fan as his daughter Evie sang Elle King's part of "Different for Girls" in Indianapolis over the weekend.
Best of Country Music in 2016 (So Far!)
Best song? Best album? Best tour? Best reason to drink? Our staff has picked the Best of Country Music 2016 (so far).
Jon Pardi Recalls His Favorite ‘Head Over Boots’ Love Stories
Jon Pardi admits his brand of country music leans traditional, but even for him, “Head Over Boots” is pretty dang country. The Californian's latest song has done as much for his fans as it has him.
Album Spotlight: Justin Moore, ‘Kinda Don’t Care’
Justin Moore is starting to realize he can get away with being more progressive than many of his peers because his Southern twang will forever keep him rooted in country.
Best of WE Fest 2016: 7 Moments You Missed
During three days of loud and live country music at WE Fest 2016, nearly two dozen artists took the stage, but these were the BEST moments.
Tim McGraw’s Charismatic WE Fest Set Mixes His Hits From Every Era
Mixing old with new, country with rock and blues and choreographed poses with impromptu fan interaction, Tim McGraw gave a master class on how to entertain country music’s largest outdoor audience at WE Fest.
Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band Announced as 2017 WE Fest Headliners
Yes, WE Fest can get even bigger. On Saturday night (Aug. 6) the first headliners for 2017 WE Fest were announced to fans at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Luke Bryan and the Zac Brown Band will close two of the three nights of country music's biggest camping and country music festival.
Billy Currington Sets the Bar at WE Fest
Billy Currington is an artist who has more hits that you realize. Like Rick Springfield or Richard Marx, Currington leaves you saying “And this is his song, too!” over and over again. At WE Fest, every one of those hits sounded better than on the record.
Eric Church’s WE Fest Performance Charts Singer’s Rise to Stardom
Eric Church had played WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. on three previous occasions, and the singer took time during Thursday (Aug. 4) night’s headlining set to recognize how far he’s come.
Kenny Chesney (Feat. Pink), ‘Setting the World on Fire’ [Listen]
Kenny Chesney’s duet with Pink isn’t quite the spikey pop or hip-hop influenced country cut some may have been expecting. “Setting the World on Fire” makes use of the pop star's voice in a way familiar to Chesney fans.
Florida Georgia Line Respond to ‘Anti-Police’ Allegations
Florida Georgia Line are being accused of being anti-police in the days following weekend sets in Iowa and Wisconsin. The duo insist they have nothing but love and respect for police.
Jake Owen Rolls Into Brighter Days With New Album
Aboard his vintage VW bus, Jake Owen discusses his divorce, his label shakeup and the album he threw away before finally finding happiness on 'American Love.'