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.
Kelsea Ballerini Throws Ultimate Girl Power Party With Nashville Friends
Kelsea Ballerini's party to celebrate the successes of women in country music and to discuss the obstacles they face included nearly a dozen fresh, famous faces.
Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton + More on Board for Heal the Music Day
Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Vince Gill and Keith Urban are just four of the 56,000 people in Nashville making their living in the music industry. On October 20, they’ll step up for Heal the Music Day.
Scotty McCreery Thinks Tim McGraw Would Be a Good ‘American Idol’ Judge
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Kid Rock Stuns Gretchen Wilson With ‘Bad Feeling’
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Brett Young, ‘Like I Loved You’ [Listen]
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Scotty McCreery Reveals How ‘Five More Minutes’ Impacted His Dad [Watch]
Scotty McCreery's new single "Five More Minutes" was inspired by the death of his grandfather, Bill, who was Mike McCreery's father.
Bride-to-Be’s Message to Garth Brooks Leaves Him Speechless [Watch]
A bride-to-be says she postponed her wedding to be at Garth Brooks' concert at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., over the weekend. As he sang her a song, she held up a sign that stopped him cold.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Joe Nichols, ‘Never Gets Old’ [Listen]
Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" is a sunrise cup of coffee. A smooth, robust delivery calms the nerves. A heartfelt message leaves you on a high that will power your day.
Colt Ford Fan Steals the Mic, and Then He Steals the Show [Watch]
Colt Ford bent down to sing "Dirt Road Anthem" with a fan in a wheelchair, and the crowd hasn't stopped cheering since.
Chris Stapleton Ready to Remove His Finger Splint, Return to Stage
The splint on Chris Stapleton's right index finger is coming off, and he's going to walk on stage for the first time on Thursday night.