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.
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young and the Sound That Replaced Bro-Country
If bro-country has an arch-enemy, it’s Brett Young. The “In Case You Didn’t Know” singer is the antithesis of everything the polarizing sub-genre of country music stood for before Maddie & Tae drove a stake through its heart two years ago. He's a giver in what wa…
Tuesday Was Maren Morris Day In Arlington, Texas
For a day, Maren Morris was queen in her hometown. The Texan was on hand to accept the official Maren Morris Day proclamation in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday. It was a fitting close for what's been an unbelievable year for the 26-year-old.
Mo Pitney, ‘Everywhere’ [Listen]
Mo Pitney's "Everywhere" is his most pop-friendly song to date, but the baritone country singer never strays far from his roots. The mid-tempo cut from Behind This Guitar is wide open for interpretation.
9 Adorable Pictures of Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
Pictures taken throughout Kelsea Ballerini's relationship with boyfriend turned fiancé Morgan Evans show it didn't take long for an innocent spark to turn into a raging, passionate fire. In just over nine months the couple got engaged, and this photo gallery shows them at key points i…
Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Shares Baby Gender Reveal Video
Love and Theft singer Stephen Barker Liles revealed he and his wife Jenna were expecting a baby while sharing a precious baby gender reveal surprise they set up for their son Jett. In a video posted to YouTube and the band's social media accounts Liles and family rip open a box, and out pops a …
Lucy Hale Responds After Topless Photos Leaked Online
Topless photos of country singer and actress Lucy Hale were stolen from her phone, she says. But she's not apologizing for anything.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Chops His Hair Off
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard has cut his long hair, perhaps leaving partner Brian Kelley as the long-haired half of the duo. The singer shared pics as part of a provocative return to Instagram this week.
New Music Releases 2017
There's no rest for the country music fan. The slate of new country albums filled up early with several slotted for winter and spring 2017 and dozens more coming later, or rumored to be coming by year's end.
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.