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.
Thompson Square Announce Birth of Baby Boy
Thompson Square’s Shawna Thompson gave birth to the couple's first child on Sunday (Jan. 24) morning. The baby boy was born at 3:46AM ET, weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz.
Craig Strickland’s Wife Shares His Touching Wedding Day Video
Craig Strickland's wife, Helen, has shared a snippet of a video he made for her prior to their 2014 wedding. The singer's widow once again expressed her love and gratitude for their one year together, adding that she will "forever cherish our year of marriage."
Brett Eldredge ‘The Elf’ Stage Bombs Couple Singing His Song
Last weekend Brett Eldredge put on his best “Buddy the Elf” costume and started popping up at honky tonks around Nashville, taking the stage where and when he could. No, it doesn’t make perfect sense, but the videos are sort of awesome.
Reba McEntire’s Divorce From Narvel Blackstock Finalized
Reba McEntire has confirmed her divorce from husband Narvel Blackstock is official. The singer shared the news on her Facebook page Thursday night.
10 Unforgettable Country One-Hit Wonders
There's no shame in being a one-hit wonder, because it's really, really hard to notch a hit. Every year brings songs and artists we'll never see or hear from again.
Joey Feek All Smiles During Playtime With Daughter Indiana
It’s been a week of smiles for Joey + Rory’s Joey Martin Feek. On Monday she learned of her Grammy nomination. On Tuesday fans learned she’s made it a goal to live through the Grammys and her daughter’s birthday on Feb. 17. On Friday she enjoyed some motherly teaching tim…
2016 Grammy Nominees Announced
Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton will be country's most nominated artists at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February. Both scored all-genre nominations in addition to nominations for Best Country Album and Best Country Song.
7 Unforgettable Country Wardrobe Malfunctions
Country wardrobe malfunctions are rare, and the recoveries are first class. In this video of some of the most famous slips and splits you'll see that even when mistakes happen, the most famous women and men in the genre know how to react with dignity and class.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Carrie Underwood, ‘Heartbeat’ [Listen]
Carrie Underwood admits her performance on "Heartbeat" is personal — she had husband Mike Fisher in mind while writing and recording the amped-up ballad.
Through Tears and Snow, Joey Feek Sings ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ [Listen]
Snow saved Joey + Rory’s Joey Feek from inconsolable anguish.
Gwen Stefani Didn’t Know Who Blake Shelton Was Before ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Gwen Stefani appeared on Ellen and dodged most of the TV talk show host's questions, but admitted that prior to appearing on the The Voice, she had no idea who Blake Shelton was.
Joey Feek All Smiles as She Spends Time With Baby Indiana, Family
Joey + Rory just shared a picture that’s too cute for words.