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.
For Luke Bryan, Chip Esten + More, Supporting St. Jude Is Personal
The star of the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday night (Sept. 13) wasn't Randy Owen or Charles Esten. It wasn't even Luke Bryan. A 5-year-old named Kael stole the hearts of everyone watching and listening.
Troy Gentry Remembered as Devoted Friend, Family Man at Celebration of Life [Pictures]
Troy Gentry was remembered as a man who always tried to be the best version of himself during a 90-minute-long celebration of life at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday (Sept. 14).
Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge to Headline Country Jam 2018
Country Jam Colorado has booked two high-octane dynamic headliners for 2018 in Brett Eldredge and Brantley Gilbert.
Troy Gentry’s Celebration of Life: Watch the Live Stream
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry will be laid to rest on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 14) but a public celebration of his life will proceed a private funeral. Fans can watch a live stream of the celebration.
Hillary Scott Reveals She’s Having Twin Girls, And How Cute Is the Picture?!
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott may not be outnumbered on the band's bus any longer. The singer just revealed that the twins she and her husband are expecting will be twin girls.
Troy Gentry’s Best On-Camera Moments Reveal His True Character [Watch]
When Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was being interviewed the conversation almost always went in one direction. A highlight reel of his best on-camera moments show country music wasn't his only passion. It may not have even been his first.
New Montgomery Gentry Song ‘Better Me’ Is a ‘Perfect Epitaph’ for Troy Gentry
Montgomery Gentry shared a new song called "Better Me" that finds Troy Gentry singing about wanting to turn a corner, away from his wilder days.
Granger Smith Announces New Studio Album, ‘When the Good Guys Win’
Granger Smith's next studio album is coming before Halloween. The "Happens Like That" singer revealed all the details to his fans on Wednesday morning, including song titles, album art and release date.
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker Lead Hurricane Relief Version of ‘With a Little Help from My F…
Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker asked for help with a classic version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" on Tuesday night during the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief broadcast.
Opinion: Montgomery Gentry Needs to Carry On, and This Is How to Do It
Montgomery Gentry have a future without Troy Gentry. While the 50-year-old was vital to the success of the duo, Eddie Montgomery can carry on his legacy without him. In fact he probably should.
Five 9/11 Stories That Will Give You Chills
One country star was supposed to be a block away from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another was thousands of miles away, but still felt the impact.
Investigator Details the Moments Before Troy Gentry Helicopter Crash
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered a few comments that explain Troy Gentry's fatal helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8).