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.
New Country Music Releases for September 2017
There are four major country music albums fans can't wait for in September, and that only includes the month's first Friday! Thomas Rhett and Kip Moore begin what is sure to be the biggest country month of 2017.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood Expecting Babies
Two more babies will be joining the Lady Antebellum family this winter. Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott have both announced they're expecting in December and February, respectively.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Lindsay Ell, ‘The Project’
The Project is an essential album for fans who like their brand of country music black and blue. Lindsay Ell's long-time-coming debut album is genre-less a la Sheryl Crow or Bonnie Raitt.
Luke Bryan Plays It Cool at WE Fest 2017
At times Luke Bryan’s WE Fest set felt like an intimate backyard barbecue, with thousands of friends and — oh yeah — country music’s hottest male artist.
Bump Watch: Pregnant Country Mamas on the Red Carpet
As Thomas Rhett's days as a man with one daughter wind down, another country male has announced he's going for broke, err ... we mean three!
5 Shocking Country Music Hip-Hop Covers
Joe Nichols' cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's '90s hit "Baby Got Back" is unique, but certainly not the first time a country star has waded into the world or rap or hip-hop for inspiration.
Joe Nichols Taps Sir Mix-a-Lot for ‘Baby Got Back’ Music Video
Only Joe Nichols can impress Sir Mix-a-Lot with a cover of the famous rap hit "Baby Got Back."
Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Sets a Country Record
Sam Hunt's latest single "Body Like a Back Road" just topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 25th straight week. That's a record.
Garth Brooks’ Daughter Allie Gets Engaged During Dad’s Concert
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Luke Bryan Celebrates Birthday With a Big Fish Cake
Luke Bryan's wife and son Bo were in Cleveland to help the singer celebrate his 41st birthday with a big fish cake and champagne.
Sam Hunt ‘Not Willing to Give Music 100 Percent’ Anymore
Professionally, Sam Hunt is taking his foot off the gas. The "Body Like a Back Road" singer says he's not sure when new music will come and admits he's done everything he set out to do.
Parmalee Get Day Jobs in Parmalee for the People [Exclusive Premiere]
Parmalee finished recording and releasing their new 27861 album, and then they really got to work.