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.
Kristian Bush Spent Two Months With His Dying Father and It Changed Everything
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Alabama’s Jeff Cook Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease
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Brad Paisley, ‘Last Time for Everything’ [Listen]
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Remember When Luke Bryan Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?
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Blake Shelton Unimpressed With Jimmy Fallon’s Universal Orlando Attraction
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Brett Young's blankie has a name and a reason for still hanging around in his bed at night, some 30 years after most men give it up. The Taste of Country RISERS singer recently talked about why he still cuddles with his childhood blanket.