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.
Loretta Lynn Cancels All 2017 Tour Dates
Loretta Lynn has canceled all tour dates as she continues to recover from a stroke she suffered in May. The singer also postponed her upcoming album release.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Florida Georgia Line, ‘Smooth’ [Listen]
Florida Georgia Line's swampy "Smooth" shows an unseen side of the duo's artistry. They return to their party roots, but bring more colorful lyrics and maturity than ever before.
Kid Rock Signs Deal With Broken Bow/BMG Records
Kid Rock has signed a record deal with the newly-formed BMG/Broken Bow Records conglomerate BBRMG. While few details have been shared, the singer says it's unlike anything that's the norm in music.
Josh Abbott Band’s ‘Until My Voice Goes Out’ Is Unintentionally Personal [Listen]
When you listen to the title track of Josh Abbott Band's new album Until My Voice Goes Out, you won't hear a tribute to the singer's father, but that's what it has become.
Dolly Parton, ‘The Voice’ Earn 2017 Emmy Nominations
Dolly Parton earned a 2017 Emmy nomination. Justin Moore almost did too, but not really. Blake Shelton did not, but his NBC reality show did. In fact, The Voice earned two!
Kid Rock for Senate? He Says It’s Real!
Kid Rock confirmed rumors that the the Kid Rock for Senate website is his, and it's real — but he left the slightest crack in the door to escape conversation about an actual run for U.S. Senate in 2018.
Remember When Garth Brooks Joined Kiss on Stage?
More than two decades ago, two musical legends joined forces when Garth Brooks and rock band Kiss shared a stage.
It’s Bikini Season for Country’s Pregnant Ladies [Watch]
It's difficult to stay cool when pregnant, no matter what month of the year. Fortunately for three country singers' pregnant wives, it's bikini season!
Highest-Paid Country Singers of 2017 Revealed
Collectively, the 11 artists on Forbes’ highest paid country artists list earned $366 million, but that’s actually down from last year. Who’s No. 1? Find out which artist topped $60 million last year!
Luke Bryan vs. Faith Hill: Who Has the Best Hip Shake in Country Music?
This may be the closest we ever come to hosting a shake-off. Luke Bryan stands in one corner, Faith Hill in another. Both are ready to shake it to the center, but who does it better?
Craig Morgan Remembers Son Jerry Greer on One Year Anniversary of His Death
Craig Morgan did his best to celebrate the life of his late son, Jerry, instead of grieving his death one year later. Jerry Greer died in a boating accident on July 10, 2016.
Who’s Impersonating Who? Country Stars Bring Their Best Impressions
Someone in country music does a great Jason Aldean impression. Someone else does a pretty good Luke Bryan impression. Can you figure out who's who?