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.
Moments You Missed at the 2017 Grammy Awards [Watch]
Some of the best moments from the 2017 Grammy Awards didn't make television. Keith Urban shared a moment with Adele. Carrie Underwood had another outfit, and oh yeah, she and Rihanna are BFFs now. Then there was that time Kelsea Ballerini stopped an interview to fan-girl.
Worst Dressed at the 2017 Grammy Awards [Pictures]
Just like the best-dressed artists at the Grammys were picked for outfits that fit them, this list of worst dressed were picked for outfits that don't, sometimes literally. Three stars in particular caught our eye for fashion don'ts. Two have been featured on previous Best Dressed lists.
Keith Urban Keeps It Casual on the 2017 Grammy Red Carpet [Pictures]
Keith Urban kept it chill on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Without wife Nicole Kidman by his side the country superstar played it bachelor, opting for T-shirt, jeans and jacket instead of anything fancier.
One Year Later, Joey + Rory Win Their Grammy
Rory Feek's acceptance speech at the 2017 Grammy Awards was emotional, to say the least. Joey + Rory's win in the Roots Gospel Album category comes nearly one year after his wife's death after a long and highly publicized battle with cancer.
Randy Travis Says He’s Not Happy During Most In-Depth Interview Yet
Randy Travis admits he's not happy, but "damaged." In his most revealing interview to date, the singer and his wife talk about their frustrations and future.
Reba McEntire Is Ready to Love Again
Reba McEntire didn't write "From the Inside Out," a standout song from her new Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope album, but it's autobiographical just the same. The crying, the screaming, the dark despondency, the isolation ... it's all very real. It's all very Reb…
Brantley Gilbert Unfiltered, Part 3: A Future With Kids
Brantley Gilbert used to joke that he's afraid of snakes and commitment. A wedding band is proof he's gotten over at least one of those things, but that's not to say another isn't holding his heart hostage.
Sam Hunt, ‘Body Like a Back Road’ [Listen]
Oh Sam Hunt ... Behave! The singer's new single "Body Like a Back Road" is itself like a back road — pretty simple and pretty dirty.
Brantley Gilbert Unfiltered, Part 1: Old Wounds and Necessary Scars
This is the first of a three-part series exploring Brantley Gilbert's past, present and future, and how it all influences the 16 songs on his newest album. It's a dynamic project that's at times uncomfortably honest.
Kip Moore, ‘More Girls Like You’ [Listen]
Kip Moore's new single "More Girls Like You" doubles down on a heavy, thumping country formula he relied on to create one of the best country albums of 2015. His latest single is a sparse but imposing arrangement.
Tucker Beathard’s Dumbest Injury? ‘Momma and Jesus’ Would Not Be Proud
Tucker Beathard's new Jackass-inspired music video for "Momma and Jesus" fits him better than the lingerie he's seen wearing during the paint ball scene. This recovering country bad boy stirred up a little trouble growing up, and he has the scars to prove it — literally.
New Songs on the Radio for January 2017
A new country superstar seemed to release a new song to the radio every single day in January 2017. There have been nearly two dozen singles releases thus far, including songs by Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line.