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.
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Keith Urban Overwhelmed With Triple American Music Awards Wins
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Chase Rice was ready to pivot, he just needed the songs and support to do it.
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New Songs on the Radio in November 2017
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13 Tweets About Sexiest Man Alive Pick Blake Shelton We’re Totally Not Laughing At
Two groups of people are truly upset that Blake Shelton was picked as People's Sexiest Man Alive: fans of actor Idris Elba and fans of every other sexy man on Earth.
Carrie Underwood Won’t Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame After All
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