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.
Remember When Willie Nelson Starred in a Super Bowl Commercial?
He's one of the most legendary artists in country music history, but Willie Nelson still doesn't take himself too seriously.
The Band Perry Erase Social Media Posts, Tease New Song … Again
Fans can expect new music from the Band Perry on Thursday night. The trio shared the news on Twitter and Instagram, posting new photos of them dressed in black leather. It's a tough new image that was revealed after they deleted all previous tweets and Instagram images.
Remember When Willie Nelson Settled His Tax Bill?
On Feb. 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his $16.7 million tax bill with the IRS, in one of the most high-profile tax cases in music history.
Brantley Gilbert Unfiltered, Part 2: The Devil Still Whispers
Brantley Gilbert admits he still hears the devil's whisper, but he takes particular joy in backing him down. During Part 2 of this three-part video series exploring the stories behind Gilbert's new The Devil Don't Sleep album, the singer talks about temptation and how he overcame and …
New Songs on the Radio for January 2017
A new country superstar seemed to release a new song to the radio every single day in January 2017. There have been nearly two dozen singles releases thus far, including songs by Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line.
Casey Donahew, ‘Kiss Me’ [Listen]
Texas country hero Casey Donahew's "Kiss Me" is an infectious country melody that beats its way into your heart. The song's writers give a clinic on efficiency, proving great songs need not be complicated.
Lee Brice Reveals Baby’s Gender With Adorable Cupcake Video
Lee Brice let his two sons Ryker and Takoda be the first to find out if the country singer and his wife were having a boy or a girl. They may have been more interested in the cupcake than the baby, however.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Welcomes a Baby Boy
Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his fiance Hannah Billingsley welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon. It's the first child for the 25-year-old and his fiance.
Cody Johnson, ‘With You I Am’ [Listen]
Cody Johnson's "With You I Am" is a straightforward country love song that will sit right with any married man. The ballad could be Johnson's biography, told between guitar picking and the cry of a steel guitar.
Thomas Rhett Wouldn’t Recommend Blake Shelton As a Tutor
When asked if Blake Shelton was a good tutor Thomas Rhett flatly states: "Not really." Perhaps more interesting is that Shelton was called upon to help the young singer with his studies in the first place.
Remember When Garth Brooks Was Banned From Television?
CMT and TNN refused to play Garth Brooks' video for his 1991 hit "The Thunder Rolls."
Who Is Kris Jones? ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ Dad’s Videos Going Viral
It took less than 10 days for Kris Jones' cover of "Tennessee Whiskey" to hit 25 million combined views on Facebook and YouTube, and there's no sign of it slowing down. Country music fans and the world are asking the same question of the "Tennessee Whiskey" dad. Who is …