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.
Luke Bryan Shares What Led to His Bone-Breaking Bike Fall
Luke Bryan says he was joyriding at the end of a long bike ride when he fell off his bike, breaking his clavicle. Last Thursday's accident came at the end of a 28-mile bike ride with a friend.
Randy Travis’ Father Dies
Singer Randy Travis’ father, Harold Traywick, has died. The 83-year-old North Carolinian passed away at his home in Marshvile, N.C. on Saturday (Oct. 8).
Brantley Gilbert Announces ‘The Devil Don’t Sleep’ Album, Tour
Brantley Gilbert has announced that his next album will hit stores and digital retailers in January, titled The Devil Don't Sleep. During a Facebook live chat with fans the "The Weekend" singer shared details of his fourth studio album and a tour.
Your Guide to 2016’s Best Country Christmas Albums
You may not want to begin decorating for Christmas until after Halloween, but by then, country's best new Christmas music will already be filling homes nationwide.
2016 CMA Awards Performers to ‘Honor History of Country Music’
Modern country music will take a backseat at the 2016 CMA Awards next month. Instead of the usual push of current songs from new albums, today's artists will honor the history of country music.
Jana Kramer Says Abusive First Husband Tried to Kill Her
Jana Kramer says she remembers praying for God to take her away in August 2005, when her first husband, Michael Gambino, tried to kill her.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Turn Back Time During Ryman Auditorium Show
Fans worldwide will be talking about the tour announcement, but Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 70-minute-long set at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium should not be overshadowed.
George Strait Welcomes New Granddaughter
George Strait is a grandfather once again. The country singer shared the news that his granddaughter was born on Sept. 10, confirming reports that he'd shared the news during a show in Las Vegas that day.
Chris Young Shares His Over-the-Top Christmas Tradition
Chris Young's family Christmas tradition has gotten out of hand. The singer is totally "that guy" when it comes to decorating, he says.
Aaron Lewis Infuriated by Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest
Aaron Lewis's strong opinions don't end with country music. The singer says he's infuriated that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't stand during the National Anthem, and he's even angrier that the league lets it happen.
New Country Music Releases for October 2016
There are no fewer than five country Christmas albums scheduled for release in October 2016. Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts and Brett Eldredge have three of them. Kenny Chesney and Mo Pitney highlight the non-holiday albums set to drop.
Thomas Rhett Announces Headlining Tour With Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett's first-ever headlining tour will begin this winter, with help from Kelsea Ballerini. Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson will also join Rhett on the Home Team Tour.