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.
Album Spotlight: Midland, ‘On the Rocks’
Sharp songwriting and an absolute dedication to a throwback sound separate Midland's 'On the Rocks' album from anything released in 2017, but you already knew that.
Tim McGraw’s Beautiful Birthday Note to Faith Hill Could Be a Hallmark Card
Tim McGraw's birthday wish to wife Faith Hill isn't fancy, but it's perfect. The singer turns 50 on Thursday (Sept. 21), and her man didn't let a minute tick off the clock before recognizing it.
Listen to Montgomery Gentry’s New Song, ‘Better Me’
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Troy Gentry’s Celebration of Life: Watch the Live Stream
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Troy Gentry’s Best On-Camera Moments Reveal His True Character [Watch]
When Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was being interviewed the conversation almost always went in one direction. A highlight reel of his best on-camera moments show country music wasn't his only passion. It may not have even been his first.
Investigator Details the Moments Before Troy Gentry Helicopter Crash
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered a few comments that explain Troy Gentry's fatal helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8).
Troy Gentry Funeral Details, Public Celebration Announced
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry will be remembered during a public celebration of his life this week in Nashville.
Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Dustin Lynch’s ‘New Girl’ Was Inspired by Abusive Relationships
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Watch Kid Rock’s Expletive-Filled ‘Campaign’ Speech
Kid Rock's concert in Grand Rapids, Mich. included a lengthy 'campaign' speech that can only be described as "Wow!"
Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer
Jo Dee Messina has been diagnosed with cancer. The "Heads Carolina, Tails California" singer's team revealed the news on her Facebook page on Wednesday morning. She'll begin treatment this fall.
Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean + More: One Word That Describes Me in High School
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