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 Urging Daughter Gracie to Record an Album
Tim McGraw wants his daughter Gracie to cut an album, and isn't shy about saying so. The country superstar says the 19-year-old is a great singer, influenced by Adele and Beyonce.
Rory Feek Embracing Life, Opportunities One Year After Joey’s Death
Saturday (March 4) marks one year since Joey + Rory singer Joey Martin Feek lost her battle with cancer. Her husband Rory Feek has charged forward, carrying out her wishes and dreams and finding new successes.
Top 40 Country Songs for March 2017
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Remember When Johnny Cash Was on ‘Sesame Street’?
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Aaron Watson Unfiltered Part 2: Understanding Both Sides of the Wall
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Luke Bryan: Fan Prayers Are ‘Lifting My Family Up’
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Remember When Doctors Gave Clay Walker a Death Sentence?
In 1996 a doctor told Clay Walker he'd be in a wheelchair by 2000, and dead by 2004.
Josh Abbott’s Father Suffers a Stroke
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