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.
Top 10 Original Christmas Songs in Country Music
Country artists have been as reliable as any in creating Christmas songs to make the holidays more magical. A few originals have been around for so long that they almost feel like the traditional classics that we love.
New Songs on the Radio for December 2016
While December is typically a light month for country songs to debut on the radio, a few superstar artists have boldly released new singles. Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are amongst the stars with new songs on the radio in December 2016.
Top 40 Country Songs of 2016
The best-selling country songs of 2016 come from superstar acts like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, but also newcomers like Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. This list of the Top 40 digital songs of the year is ranked by who sold the most singles on services like iTunes.
Taylor Swift’s 10 Best Songs
Taylor Swift songs are creating history. Few artists have been more commercially successful than she has. Since she debuted with "Tim McGraw" in 2006, Swift's songs have provided a soundtrack for teenagers and then young women across America. As she's grown, we've grown.
8 Unforgettable Country Moments From 2016
In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.
Reba McEntire (Feat. Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood), ‘Softly and Tenderly’ [Listen]
Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood are a dream team of Christian country singers, and they inspire on "Softly and Tenderly," a song from McEntire's upcoming gospel album.
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.
Billy Gilman, ‘Because of Me’ [Listen]
During The Voice season finale, Billy Gilman showcased his pop style with his new single "Because of Me." The song was scheduled to be a Maroon 5 song but coach Adam Levine held back to offer it to his Season 11 contestant.
Josh Gallagher Debuts ‘Pick Any Small Town’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Josh Gallagher's original performance on The Voice was a song that couldn't be more him. The small town-raised country singer debuted "Pick Any Small Town," a song he helped write for the Season 11 finale.
Sundance Head, ‘Darlin’ Don’t Go’ [Listen]
Sundance Head performed an original song called "Darlin' Don't Go" during the season finale of The Voice, and released a stirring music video for the soulful country song.