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.
Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean's broken heart is in denial in "Any Ol' Barstool,' the new single from his They Don't Know album.
You Think You Know Dierks Bentley?
Dierks Bentley has been a country staple for over a decade, but how well do you really know the 'I Hold On' hitmaker? This kid from Arizona took the long route to Nashville, and once there, success hardly came easily. Watch to find out what he was like as a kid, how he met his wi…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Pushin’ Time’ Is a Love Song With Anderson East
It's not listed as a duet, but Miranda Lambert's song "Pushin' Time" prominently features her boyfriend Anderson East. The couple sing of resisting and finally giving into their feelings during this soft love song.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Drake White, ‘Makin’ Me Look Good Again’ [Listen]
Drake White proves himself to be one of country music's most dynamic young vocalists with "Makin' Me Look Again," an aching love song from his Spark album.
Sundance Head Proves His Faith With ‘My Church’ on ‘The Voice’
Sundance Head's guitar-heavy version of Maren Morris' "My Church" featured a three-voice choir and the Voice coach Blake Shelton struggling to find the words to summarize it all.
Keith Urban Asked to Induce Labor During Nashville Concert [Watch]
Keith Urban had never seen a sign in the crowd quite like the one he spotted from the stage on Friday (Nov. 11) in Nashville. A woman asked the singer to "sing her into labor," and surprisingly, Urban obliged.
Keith Urban Gets the Crowd Involved During Nashville Ripcord Tour Stop
Keith Urban's Ripcord Tour stage isn't as elaborate as some of his contemporaries. He doesn't rely on pyrotechnics or animation, instead choosing to trust his guitar, stage patter and Eric Church.
Dierks Bentley on ‘Black': ‘It Kind of Spun Out of Control’
When he started penning his new single "Black," Dierks Bentley didn't intend to write as sexy of a song as he did. He also says his wife Cassidy wasn't as enamored with the song as you'd think.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Miranda Lambert, ‘We Should Be Friends’ [Listen]
It's good to hear Miranda Lambert smiling again. No, "We Should Be Friends" doesn't offer an ear-to-ear fool's grin, but that's not the singer's style.
9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
Miranda Lambert's unforgettable career has included five studio albums, eight Top 5 singles and thousands of memorable moments from her live show. We pick from all of those events, plus a few you may have forgotten about during this Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments video.
Mickey Guyton Announces She’s Engaged
Mickey Guyton says it's her turn. The singer announced her engagement on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing that the moment "took me completely by surprise."
New Garth Brooks Song ‘8teen’ Will Challenge Longtime Fans
Garth Brooks says if there were a Garth Brooks fan club and they had a theme song, it'd be "8teen," a sneaky song on his new Gunslinger album. The song is full of hidden messages, the singer says.