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.
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.
Trace Adkins Enters Rehab
Trace Adkins took his first drink in over a decade, then checked into rehab earlier this week.
Katie Armiger Launches Campaign to Honor First Responders in Moore, Oklahoma, Boston + Bey…
Katie Armiger's new single 'Safe' is more than a song -- it's a movement. The singer is using the ballad from 'Fall Into Me' as the centerpiece of a campaign to honor first responders across the country.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Kenny Rogers, ‘The Gambler’
Just when you think this little dude is through with his interpretation of the 'The Gambler' by Kenny Rogers, he breaks into the next verse and another round of the chorus. That's pretty good for a kid so young. There are a lot of life lessons to be learned from this hit, and little L…
Granger Smith Welcomes Baby Boy
Texas country star Granger Smith helped his wife Amber welcome their second child into the world Tuesday morning (Jan. 7). Lincoln Monarch Smith joins 2-year-old London as the singer’s No. 1 fans. Everyone is said to be doing very well.
Lucy Hale, ‘You Sound Good to Me’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
Lucy Hale’s country career begins with the official release of her single ‘You Sound Good to Me.’ The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star chose a song written by three of the top songwriters in Nashville and quickly made it her own with an energetic…
LeAnn Rimes Witnesses Fatal Plane Crash in Aspen
LeAnn Rimes was among the witnesses of a plane crash that resulted in one death and two serious injuries over the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 5) in Aspen, Colo. The private jet was carrying three people, including crew.
Chris Cagle Arrested in Texas
Singer Chris Cagle was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Greenville, Texas. He reportedly ran a red light at about 2AM Sunday (Dec. 15) on U.S. 69, prompting a Department of Public Safety officer to pull him over.
Ray Price Dead at 87
Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price has died. The singer succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on Monday (Dec. 16), four days after issuing a goodbye letter to his fans and entering home hospice.
Ray Price ‘Failing Steadily’ During Home Hospice Stay
Following premature reports of Ray Price's death on Sunday (Dec. 15), fans have been eager to know how the 87-year-old is faring.
Nine Great Artists Added to 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup
Nine new artists have just been added to the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival lineup, which already included Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.