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 Stapleton Ready to Remove His Finger Splint, Return to Stage
The splint on Chris Stapleton's right index finger is coming off, and he's going to walk on stage for the first time on Thursday night.
Dan + Shay, ‘Road Trippin” [Listen]
Dan + Shay's most pop-friendly single yet is "Road Trippin'," their third from Obsessed. The feel-good summertime driving song recalls early 2000s country music.
Sunny Sweeney Shares ‘Brutally Honest’ Miscarriage Story, Song
Sunny Sweeney is hoping her song and story of infertility and miscarriage help break down the taboos around the topic. "Bottle by My Bed" is not just another country drinking song.
Country Jam Set Indicates Thomas Rhett Is Becoming Country’s Justin Timberlake
The moves, the swagger, the songs ... comparisons between Thomas Rhett and Justin Timberlake may be premature, but not inappropriate after his Country Jam set.
5 Pictures That Prove Country Jam Colorado Has the Best Views
When night falls at Country Jam, western Colorado's stars come out -- and we don't mean the musicians. The country fest is known for some of the most scenic views in music.
Old Dominion Reveal New Songs During Country Jam Colorado Set [Pictures]
Old Dominion played no fewer than three new songs during a headliner-quality set at Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo., on Saturday (June 17).
Justin Moore’s First Show After Son’s Birth Is an Emotional One [Pictures]
Justin Moore has played "Simple Man" before, but as he wrapped a lengthy set at Country Jam Colorado, he performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover with more empathy than ever before.
Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert + Others Tell Painfully Bad #DadJokes [Watch]
What do you call a deer with no eyes? A mushroom walks into a bar ... What's brown and sticky?
Michael Ray’s ‘Get to You’ Is About Finding Your Way Back to Love [Listen]
Michael Ray's perspective in his new single "Get to You" is uniquely tender and honest. There's no one-word category to lump the mid-tempo track into. It's very understanding.
Tears Flow When Garth Brooks Gives Young Musician the Guitar on His Shoulder
At a recent concert in Billings, Montana Garth Brooks unclipped his guitar strap, removed his guitar and ... well, you just need to see it.
Miranda Lambert’s Mutt March Overtakes Downtown Nashville
Miranda Lambert knows she can't adopt all of the dogs, so she organizes events like the MuttNation March, so others can take them home instead.
Shania Twain Says ‘Now’ Album Coming in Late August
Shania Twain's "Life's About to Get Good" will drop this week, and she says her long-awaited fifth studio album Now will come in late August.