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.
Smithfield, ‘Hey Whiskey’ [Listen]
Smithfield's "Hey Whiskey" finds one tortured vocalist begging her man's new love to release her grip, but the duo's ballad comes with a twist.
Aaron Lewis Infuriated by Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest
Aaron Lewis's strong opinions don't end with country music. The singer says he's infuriated that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't stand during the National Anthem, and he's even angrier that the league lets it happen.
New Country Music Releases for October 2016
There are no fewer than five country Christmas albums scheduled for release in October 2016. Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts and Brett Eldredge have three of them. Kenny Chesney and Mo Pitney highlight the non-holiday albums set to drop.
Miley Cyrus Out-Talks Blake Shelton for Khaliya Kimberlie on ‘The Voice’
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6 Unforgettable Garth Brooks Comeback Moments
It's been quite a comeback for Garth Brooks. Even the most imaginative fan couldn't have guessed the legend's return to the spotlight would include digital music, a satellite radio channel, five million tickets sold and ... well it's just beginning.
Rory Feek Shares Daughter Indiana’s Pneumonia Scare
A good country doctor and some creative medicine helped Rory Feek’s 2-year-old daughter Indiana as she struggled to breathe.
The Next President? Country Stars Decide
When deciding who should be America's next president, country music's biggest stars went off ballot. Instead of voting for Donald or Hillary, stars like Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice picked Miranda, George and Carrie.
Blake Shelton ‘Rocks’ With 94-Year-Old Fan on Her Birthday
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Presidential Debate to Affect ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘The Voice’
There will be less Blake Shelton on television Monday night (Sept. 26), due to the presidential debate.
Most Political Singers in Country Music
Not every country singer chooses to keep politics and music separate.