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.
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 …
Brantley Gilbert Unfiltered, Part 1: Old Wounds and Necessary Scars
This is the first of a three-part series exploring Brantley Gilbert's past, present and future, and how it all influences the 16 songs on his newest album. It's a dynamic project that's at times uncomfortably honest.
Kip Moore, ‘More Girls Like You’ [Listen]
Kip Moore's new single "More Girls Like You" doubles down on a heavy, thumping country formula he relied on to create one of the best country albums of 2015. His latest single is a sparse but imposing arrangement.
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.
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.
Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Written After Engagement [Listen]
Sam Hunt announced his next single "Body Like a Back Road" will hit radio in one week and shared a clip of the "lighthearted" love song. While he's been writing for a new album for over a year, this new song was put together rather recently.
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.
Trace Adkins, ‘Watered Down’ [Listen]
With "Watered Down," Trace Adkins does something artists of a certain age are often unwilling to do: he admits it.
Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt
Luke Bryan's Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek that reaches both coasts and focuses on outdoor amphitheaters. Bryan announced his 2017 tour plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) with a fantastic throwback video, premier…
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.