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.
‘American Idol’ Reportedly Set to Return on ABC
American Idol is coming back! Maybe. Reports indicate that ABC will bring back the long-running Fox reality singing competition that spawned the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and more.
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Brad Paisley hasn't lost his ability to deliver an emotional gut punch.
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Billy Ray Cyrus Changing His Name
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