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 40 Country Songs for November 2017
November 2017 is a month for newcomers. Nine of the Top 10 artists on this monthly look at the Top 40 country songs didn't have a hit on the radio five years ago.
Country Music’s Most Heated Feuds
Country music feuds rarely escalate to anything more than a war of words, or in this day and age, a war of tweets.
Does Kelsea Ballerini Really Hate Love Songs?
Kelsea Ballerini has a song called "I Hate Love Songs" on her new album and she wrote it. But, really Kelsea? Do you really hate love songs?
Media Told to Refrain From Questions About Politics, Guns, Vegas on CMA Awards Red Carpet
Media outlets covering the 2017 CMA Awards from the red carpet cannot ask artists about their political affiliations, views on gun rights or the Las Vegas shooting.
LoCash’s CMA Fashion Game Is Surprisingly Strong
Don't sleep on LoCash's Preston Brust and Chris Lucas on the CMA red carpet this year. The Vocal Duo of the Year nominees are probably as excited about the 2017 CMAs as any nominee and they're not planning to walk quietly down the carpet.
Exclusive: Kelsea Ballerini to Perform ‘Legends’ With Reba McEntire at CMA Awards
At the 2017 CMA Awards Kelsea Ballerini gets to perform with Reba. "The McEntire kind!" she says. "I'm freaking out!"
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Marries Hannah Billingsley
Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney married fiancé Hannah Billingsley on Friday (Oct. 20) during an outdoor ceremony in Arkansas.
Luke Bryan’s Wife Is Sporting a Massive New Diamond Ring
Luke Bryan gifted wife Caroline a diamond ring that would be large enough to hide the sun if she held it to the sky (and it wasn't translucent).
Carrie Underwood Hates Turtles and 4 Other Weird Quirks
Carrie Underwood hates turtles. She's not someone who hides the quirks and peculiarities of her personality.
Sound Off: Is Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s ‘The Rest of Our Life’ a Hit? [Listen]
Tim McGraw hits notes not thought to be in his repertoire during "The Rest of Our Life," his new single with wife Faith Hill. The piano-heavy love song is the second official listen to the couple's upcoming studio album.
5 Things You Don’t Know About Scotty McCreery’s Fiancee [Watch]
Is Scotty McCreery's fiancee's name pronounced "Gabby?" Or is it "Ga-BYE"? At least one country superstar thinks it's "Debbie," but that story is just one of five things we're guessing you don't know about Gabi Dugal.
Opinion: How Do We Move Forward After Las Vegas?
Earlier today a reporter for a cable news network asked me how country music would move forward after the attacks in Las Vegas. I hope I said something that made sense and represented our community intelligently, but the truth is I'm not so sure. Or at least I wasn't then.