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.
Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Super Fan
Cyrus Porter was hoping to go see Taylor Swift on her next tour. The 96-year-old World War II vet had no idea she was making plans to come visit with him.
10 Best Original Christmas Songs in Country Music
Country artists have been as reliable as any in creating Christmas songs to make the holidays more magical.
Top 10 Country Songs of 2016
The best country songs are the songs you could listen to over and over and over again. Some of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2016 grab your heart, while others heat up a Friday night.
Sundance Head Stuns With Etta James ‘At Last’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Sundance Head reached back — way back — for his cover song on NBC's The Voice on Monday night (Dec. 12). The soulful country singer covered Etta James' "At Last" in front of a small orchestra and millions watching at home.
Granger Smith’s Kids Are Reenacting His Stage Fall
Granger Smith has seen the videos. You've probably seen the videos of his stage fall in Sayreville, N. J., as well. Seemingly everyone, including his oldest two kids, has seen him step onto a wobbly monitor and come crashing down. Smith jokes that he can't get away from it.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Pay Off $5K Worth of Layaway Bills at Walmart
Shoppers at a Walmart near Jacksonville, Fla. received an early Christmas gift from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The country couple played secret Santa, covering $5,000 in layaway bills.
Kelsea Ballerini Says ‘Peter Pan’ Gave Her the Grammy Edge
Kelsea Ballerini was Grammy eligible in 2015 and 2016 but her 2017 nomination in the Best New Artist category happened for a reason. One song, she says, pushed her over the top.
Top 40 Country Songs for December 2016
A relative country newcomer competes for the top spot on December's Top 40 Country Songs list. While Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and stars you've long been familiar with anchor this monthly list of country's top songs one tall rookie is in contention to take the No. 1 spot.
5 Unforgettable Country Christmas Traditions
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Remember Which Country Album Was the First to Be Certified Platinum?
Platinum certification for one million albums sold didn't begin until 1976, so while other recordings may have soared past this sales mark, Wanted: The Outlaws became the first official platinum album in country music history that year.
Jason Aldean, ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean's broken heart is in denial in "Any Ol' Barstool,' the new single from his They Don't Know album.