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.
Investigator Details the Moments Before Troy Gentry Helicopter Crash
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered a few comments that explain Troy Gentry's fatal helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8).
Troy Gentry Proved Nice Guys Can Finish First
One word kept popping up again and again on Twitter Friday afternoon as the country music community learned of Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry's death: friend.
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J., on Friday (Sept. 8).
Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer
Jo Dee Messina has been diagnosed with cancer. The "Heads Carolina, Tails California" singer's team revealed the news on her Facebook page on Wednesday morning. She'll begin treatment this fall.
George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Features Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton
George Strait will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and more during his portion of the nationwide, multi-network Hurricane Harvey relief concert next week.
5 Things We Seriously Need to See at the 2017 CMA Awards
It's fun to predict who will win the major categories at the 2017 CMA Awards. It's more fun to predict what everyone will be talking about the day after.
Keith Urban Quietly Championing Women of Country Music
While singers like Blake Shelton have done their part in the past, Keith Urban is quietly becoming the new champion of country females.
George Strait Working on Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
George Strait has revealed that he was personally affected by Hurricane Harvey and that he's working on a relief effort "with the whole country music community."
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Is Houston Bound After Hurricane Harvey
Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation is mobilizing and looking to help after Hurricane Harvey struck south Texas over the weekend.
Chris Young Begins Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort With GoFundMe Page
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Canaan Smith Hospitalized for Debilitating Stomach Pains
Canaan Smith powered through a show in Pennsylvania before receiving medical attention for the second time in two days. The singer went from being fiercely sick to stage to a hospital.
See the Moment Thomas Rhett’s Two Daughters Met [Watch]
Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren has shared video of the first time the couple's two daughters met.