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.
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
Dustin Lynch has often been surprised to hear one of his songs helped someone get out of an abusive relationship, so he wrote a song encouraging a girl to get out. "New Girl" is a song he spent six full days getting right.
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
What was Jason Aldean like in high school? Would you believe Kip Moore was anything short of a "baller"? Maddie Marlow from Maddie and Tae, a social butterfly? Nope, we don't believe it.
Tim McGraw Tributes a Mother’s Late Son and His Legacy [Watch]
Tim McGraw likely didn't know that by holding up a bright yellow sign at a concert in Albany last weekend, he was honoring a mother and her late son Kyle — a truly humble and kind young man.
Luke Bryan, ‘Light It Up’ [Listen]
Luke Bryan's new single "Light It Up" has him begging an ex to "light up" his cell phone. The singer captures the neurosis of heartbreak.
Josh Abbott Is a Changed Man Since Becoming a Father
Josh Abbott didn't think he'd ever by a father. Heck, he didn't even think he'd fall in love again.
The Eerie Story of Josh Abbott Band’s ‘Ain’t My Daddy’s Town’
Josh Abbott didn't plan on recording "Ain't My Daddy's Town," the last song on his new Until My Voice Goes Out album. The retrospective sung from the perspective of a man who had just lost his father didn't fit his biography, or at least he didn't know it yet.
Thomas Rhett’s ‘Grave’ a Forever Love Song and Then Some [Listen]
Thomas Rhett's newest song from Life Changes, "Grave," is a forever love song with an exclamation point.
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.