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.
Remember When Garth Brooks Played for the New York Mets?
Major League Baseball spring training is right around the corner, and in the year 2000, that meant country superstar Garth Brooks reported for duty to the New York Mets clubhouse. It was the second of three stints the singer had in the bigs, and he left with an unimpressive batting average.
Garth Brooks, ‘Ask Me How I Know’
Garth Brooks' new single "Ask Me How I Know" is reminiscent of his last No. 1 hit in more than a few ways. The big country ballad stings the heart while reminding us of how the country veteran is capable of opening us up.
Runaway June, RISERS Inspired by Visits With Garth, Willie + More
Opening up for Garth Brooks can be terrifying for a new country group like Runaway June. The size of the crowds and stages, plus the idea that one if not two country music icons could be watching from just a few feet away — that’s a lot for anyone to take. At the end of the night, the …
Every Carrie Underwood Single Ranked
Carrie Underwood has released more than 20 singles to country radio, and each one has reached No. 1 or No. 2 on the chart.
10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs
In Carrie Underwood's world, a song that only reaches No. 2 on the Billboard charts is a disappointment. Country music's original American Idol has never had a hit chart lower; over a dozen have reached No. 1, with songs from the Storyteller album sure to keep that total growing.
A Thousand Horses, ‘Preachin’ to the Choir’ [Listen]
An extended break has allowed a Thousand Horses to return with their most fan-friendly song yet. "Preachin' to the Choir" can easily slot into the group's one-of-a-kind live show.
Lena Stone, ‘Nervous’ [Listen]
Lena Stone enjoys being the tease in "Nervous," her new single. The flirty track spotlights this singer's range and songwriting chops. It's all performed with a recognizable wink and smile.
Kelly Clarkson Selling Her Tennessee Mansion [Pictures]
Kelly Clarkson and her family are moving out of their 20,000-square-foot home in Hendersonville, Tenn., and into a farmhouse near Nashville. That means there’s a prime piece of real estate on the market, if you have the means.
Blake Shelton’s Childhood Home Is For Sale! [Pictures]
If you're a big Blake Shelton fan, this might be your chance to nab a once-in-a-lifetime piece of merchandise. The country superstar's childhood home in Oklahoma is currently for sale.
Tim McGraw Urging Daughter Gracie to Record an Album
Tim McGraw wants his daughter Gracie to cut an album, and isn't shy about saying so. The country superstar says the 19-year-old is a great singer, influenced by Adele and Beyonce.
Jason Aldean Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details, sharing background info on his c…
Little Big Town Tap Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt for ‘The Breaker’ Show at Ryman Auditorium
Little Big Town left the hits at home for the majority of Friday night's set at the Ryman Auditorium. The group instead played their new album The Breaker front to back with one or two, very notable interruptions.