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.
5 Unforgettable Country Military Moments
Miranda Lambert's emotional moment with a soldier's sign sent us on a search for some more of country music's best military tributes. Artists are overwhelmingly supportive of the troops, with dozens of planned tributes every year. These five moments were spontaneous decisions to honor…
No. 2: Alan Jackson, ’Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) – Top Country Songs …
In times of tragedy, country music heals. Songs from some of the genre's best artists are used as therapy during great personal and national strife. No song has unified quite like Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
Jana Kramer Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Country music is back on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Singer Jana Kramer will join the Season 23 cast, becoming the first country contestant since Kellie Pickler won it all in 2013.
No. 4: Tim McGraw, ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
“It’s just the greatest message ever put on the radio in my opinion, and to the world frankly,” one country artist said of Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying." The singer is a bit more humble about song No. 4 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Centur…
From This Moment On: Look Back at Shania Twain Through the Years
Shania Twain changed the landscape of country music forever.
No. 7: Carrie Underwood, ‘Before He Cheats’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
This multi-platinum hit from Carrie Underwood showed a side of the singer that even the most creative fan couldn't have imagined was there.
6 Unforgettable Florida Georgia Line Moments
t started with "Cruise" and continued through three albums and dozens (if not hundreds) of sold-out concerts worldwide.
No. 8: Gretchen Wilson, ‘Redneck Woman’ – Top Country Songs of the Century
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Hayden Panettiere From ‘Nashville’ – Then and Now
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Ronnie Dunn (Feat. Kix Brooks), ‘Damn Drunk’ [Listen]
Ronnie Dunn’s new single “Damn Drunk” isn’t quite the song the title teases. Step back if you’re hoping for a boozy country rocker delivered by one of country music’s smoothest growls. This is Dunn at his most adoring.
Win a Guitar Autographed by Toby Keith
Toby Keith says the world needs a few more cowboys, so he's doing what he can to add one to the population. Start your cowboy career with an autographed guitar from the "A Few More Cowboys" singer.
Getting to Know Earl Dibbles Jr.
Earl Dibbles Jr. is something of a mystery man. He's an enigma. He doesn't do interviews, but Granger Smith has always been willing to discuss his alter ego — but one question stumped him in a recent interview.