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.
Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae and More Get Real About Cancer for St. Jude
Cancer is personal for some of country music's biggest stars and newcomers. Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae, Trent Harmon and more all recently opened up about how cancer has touched their lives. This moving video shows how research done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps more than…
2017 Grammy Performances [Pictures]
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood were the first country performers at the 2017 Grammy Awards, but a healthy dose of Nashville's best followed. See some of the best pictures from the 2017 Grammys, taken by the best photo team in the business.
Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Maddie Expected to Fully Recover
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On Feb. 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his $16.7 million tax bill with the IRS, in one of the most high-profile tax cases in music history.
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]
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