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.
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.
Lee Brice Reveals Baby’s Gender With Adorable Cupcake Video
Lee Brice let his two sons Ryker and Takoda be the first to find out if the country singer and his wife were having a boy or a girl. They may have been more interested in the cupcake than the baby, however.
Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Written After Engagement [Listen]
Sam Hunt announced his next single "Body Like a Back Road" will hit radio in one week and shared a clip of the "lighthearted" love song. While he's been writing for a new album for over a year, this new song was put together rather recently.
Casey Donahew, ‘Kiss Me’ [Listen]
Texas country hero Casey Donahew's "Kiss Me" is an infectious country melody that beats its way into your heart. The song's writers give a clinic on efficiency, proving great songs need not be complicated.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Welcomes a Baby Boy
Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his fiance Hannah Billingsley welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon. It's the first child for the 25-year-old and his fiance.
Trace Adkins, ‘Watered Down’ [Listen]
With "Watered Down," Trace Adkins does something artists of a certain age are often unwilling to do: he admits it.
Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt
Luke Bryan's Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek that reaches both coasts and focuses on outdoor amphitheaters. Bryan announced his 2017 tour plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) with a fantastic throwback video, premier…