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.
Chris Young Interview: ‘Who I Am With You’ Singer Learns to Never Say ‘Never’
Chris Young is hesitant to call his dates with George Strait the highlight of his 2014. He's not dismissing the King, he just doesn't want to write off everything else he has going on this winter, spring and summer.
Bride Sings Carrie Underwood’s ‘Look at Me’ Down the Aisle, Song Sales Spike [Watch]
The bride always steals the show at a wedding, but a woman named Arianna Pflederer really took the spotlight as she walked down the aisle singing Carrie Underwood's 'Look at Me' to her man at the altar.
Gretchen Wilson, Bill Engvall to Headline SeaWorld Concert Series
One week after Alan Jackson and Kid Rock kicked off SeaWorld's 2014 Bands, Brews and BBQ concert series, another country act has been announced to headline week No. 2. Gretchen Wilson will perform on Saturday (Feb. 8), while comedian Bill Engvall will take the stage on Sunday.
Cute Kid Singing Country Songs – Dierks Bentley, ‘Free and Easy’
Free and easy is how this kid is going to go, and he doesn't care if you don't like it! Little man is emphatic with his version of Dierks Bentley's 'Free and Easy,' a song he has mastered. This performance is short and spirite -- oh so spirited!
Tyler Farr Interview: ACM New Artist of the Year Nominee Isn’t Afraid to Ask Famous Friend…
If you're active on Twitter, you've probably seen a celebrity endorsement for Tyler Farr for the fan-voted Semi-Finals round of the ACM New Artist of the Year award. The 'Redneck Crazy' singer has gotten help from two-time BCS champion quarterback AJ McCarron, comedian Larry the …
Trace Adkins Leaves Rehab to Be With Seriously Ill Father
Trace Adkins has reportedly stepped away from treatment in a Florida rehabilitation facility to be with his ailing father, Aaron. Sources say he needed to be at his dad’s side, but it’s not clear if the illness is life-threatening.
2014 ACM Awards Nominations – Surprises and Snubs
Nominations for the 2014 ACM Awards in Las Vegas cast a refreshing spotlight on a new generation of country stars, plus one veteran seemingly forgotten by voters.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Respond to ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood deny any wrongful conduct in a copyright infringement suit involving their 2011 hit ‘Remind Me.’ Singer/songwriter Amy Bowen filed the suit in May, claiming the songwriters stole from her.
Trace Adkins Leaves Rehab to Buy a New Guitar
Songwriting may be part of Trace Adkins' alcohol rehabilitation, as he stepped away from treatment to buy a new guitar over the weekend.
New Country Music Releases – February 2014
The trickle of new country releases will turn into a flowing river in February, with new albums from Dierks Bentley and Eric Church drawing the most attention. Bentley's 'Riser' hits stores February 25, while his labelmate releases his follow-up to 'Chief' on February 1…
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – LeAnn Rimes, ‘Blue’
We don't know who she is, or where she is today, but this girl could have had a big career in country music. Her commanding performance of LeAnn Rimes' 'Blue' will blow your hair back. Watch this little girl sing a song that was originally performed by a singer about her age.
Crew Members Injured in Stage Collapse Following Luke Bryan Concert
A stage collapse following Luke Bryan's Thursday night show in Columbus, Ohio injured four members of his crew, and is responsible for Friday's (Jan. 17) postponed show in Lexington, Ky.