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.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Added to Hurricane Benefit Concert
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and three more entertainers with country music connections have been added to he massive Hand in Hand benefit concert benefiting hurricane victims.
Dustin Lynch’s ‘New Girl’ Was Inspired by Abusive Relationships
Dustin Lynch has often been surprised to hear one of his songs helped someone get out of an abusive relationship, so he wrote a song encouraging a girl to get out. "New Girl" is a song he spent six full days getting right.
Tyler Hubbard Recalls Father’s Helicopter Crash in Message to Troy Gentry’s Family
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says he couldn't help but recall his own father's helicopter crash when he heard about Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry's death on Friday afternoon (Sept. 8).
Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Troy Gentry’s Family Asks for Prayers After Montgomery Gentry Singer’s Death
The family of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry acknowledges the kindness of fans and friends in shock over the singer's death and requests additional prayers as they grieve.
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J., on Friday (Sept. 8).
It’s Time to Let Fans Impact the CMA and ACM Awards
We've reached an age in which every single person has a platform and an expectation to be heard. No longer are fans willing to accept decisions made by experts or the industry.
Sound Off: Is Midland’s ‘Make a Little’ a Hit? [Listen]
"But Midland, what is 'Make a Little' really about?" said no one ever. The trio's retro swinger is not just a sonic throwback. It recalls the wink, wink, WINK! that so many songs from a lost generation embraced.
Sound Off: Is Old Dominion’s ‘Written in the Sand’ a Hit? [Listen]
Old Dominion followed a reliable law of country music in choosing "Written in the Sand" as their new radio single: When in doubt, give fans your best song.
Snubbed: 7 Glaring Omissions From the 2017 CMA Awards Nominations
CMA voters must hate Jason Aldean. The country superstar — and there's no other way to describe him — was shut out from the 2017 nominations for a second straight year. But his anti-party will be well attended.
Miranda Lambert Thankful for CMA Nods After Emotional Week
Miranda Lambert is adding Bailey's to her coffee to celebrate her multiple CMA Awards nominations. It's a sweet start to the week after a very emotional week last week.
No Thanks: Country Singers’ Worst Pre-Fame Jobs
Music City glory doesn't come without a whole lot of gross and greasy. That's the lesson to be learned from this list of the worst pre-fame jobs in country music.