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.
Country’s Top 5 Moments at the 2015 Grammy Awards
There were three country performances and just one award presented during the 2015 Grammys on Sunday night (Feb. 8), but none of those televised events were the best moment from the ceremony. An artist who couldn't make it to the show scores the No. 1 spot on this list of Top 5 Country Moments …
Billy Currington, Eli Young Band + Many More Join 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Lin…
It's getting closer, folks! The full 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival lineup is now available, and in addition to headliners Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Toby Keith, 14 other acts have been revealed!
Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl With Special ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme
Carrie Underwood isn't done opening NBC's season of 'Sunday Night Football' quite yet. The singer will introduce a special version of her theme song before the Super Bowl. 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight' will replace 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night'…
Artists to Watch in 2015 – No. 1: Chris Lane
Chris Lane is a natural choice for Taste of Country's top Artist to Watch of 2015. It's unlikely you've heard of him yet, as he doesn't even have a record deal. However, Lane rose to the top of this list -- a list that took notice of Sam Hunt last January, long before '…
Sunny Sweeney Helps Army Veteran Find His Missing Ring
Sunny Sweeney recently played an integral part in reuniting an Iraq war veteran with a family treasure.
See Jamie Lynn Spears Grab a Knife, Break Up Fight in Just-Released Video
Jamie Lynn Spears is a knife-wielding superhero ... a bread knife, anyway.
Dierks Bentley, Maddie & Tae + More Announce 2015 Tour With Polar Plunge
Dierks Bentley has picked Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith to open his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour. To consummate the lineup he asked them all to experience the chills of winter.
Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood Honor Little Jimmy Dickens With ‘Go Rest High on That Mountai…
Carrie Underwood joined Vince Gill to sing his signature song 'Go Rest High on That Mountain' during a memorial service for Little Jimmy Dickens on Thursday.
Scotty McCreery on New Music: ‘We’re Starting at Ground Zero’
Scotty McCreery is going back to his roots for his next album. Fans are going to have to wait to hear something new from the singer and ‘American Idol’ winner, but when they do, they'll hear something that reflects a more classic country sound.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Sell Part of Tennessee Estate
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have sold roughly 17 percent of the Tennessee farm they put up for sale in 2013. A Texas couple paid $3 million for 131 acres of land in Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. and plan to build a home there.
Luke Bryan Brings 13-Year-Old Nephew to 2014 ACC Awards
The son of Luke Bryan’s recently deceased brother-in-law was his guest at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards on Monday night (Dec. 15). Thirteen-year-old Til Cheshire joined the singer and his wife, Caroline, at the show.