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.
Arrest Made in Scotty McCreery Home Invasion Robbery
Police in Raleigh, N.C. have made an arrest in connection with the home invasion robbery of Scotty McCreery and several friends. Additionally, new details were made available about what the thieves stole early Monday morning.
Carrie Underwood Talks About New Song ‘Keep Us Safe’
At the 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops' taping last month Carrie Underwood debuted a brand new song called 'Keep Us Safe.' She wrote the song especially for the moment, saying it was applicable to the troops, their families and ... well everyone.
Album Spotlight: Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – ToC Critic’s Pick
The beauty of Hunter Hayes’ new ‘Storyline’ album is in what it’s lacking. There’s few if any lyrical hooks to find yourself tweezing out days later. The production is appropriate, and at times heavy. But the arrangements are never protecting a weak lyric or uninsp…
Complete Schedule for 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival Revealed
Before today, country fans planning on attending one of the best country music and camping festivals in the U.S. only knew who was performing. Now they know when stars like Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert and more will be playing at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival.
Warrant Claims Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Restaurant Owes $189K in Taxes
The Syracuse, N.Y. location of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill owes over $189,000 in sales taxes from 2013, according to a warrant issued by the state of New York.
Miranda Lambert Rolls Up Shirt Sleeves for Adoption Drive [Pictures]
Country music's reigning Female Vocalist of the Year got her hands dirty helping out at a pet adoption on Friday in Madill, Okla. From the looks of things, Miranda Lambert wouldn't haven't spent the sunny day any other way.
Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce: He Wants the Liquor, She Wants the ‘Baby’
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are happily married, but the tabloids haven’t accepted that so the country couple is having fun with the divorce rumors.
Outnumber Hunger Live! Concert to Stream April 18 – Exclusive Video Preview
Fans who couldn’t get to Las Vegas for the Outnumber Hunger Live! concert on April 4 can catch the show when it airs on Friday (April 18). Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts are just two of the acts that took the LINQ stage to perform for a good cause during ACM week.
#BostonStrong: Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney + More Stop to Remember on Anniversary of Boston …
One year ago yesterday (April 15) country artists joined a nation in shock after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Yesterday, stars like Tim McGraw and the Band Perry were taking a moment to remember those injured and killed.
Charlie Daniels Interview: Country’s Biggest Bob Dylan Fan Offers His Interpretations on ‘…
To say Charlie Daniels is a Bob Dylan fan is to say the famous country singer plays an OK fiddle. It's an understatement. Daniels was in Dylan's band to record three albums in the late '60s and early '70s, and has since appreciated his music, even if he didn't necessarily al…