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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Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
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9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
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Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton + More Read ‘Mean Tweets’ [Watch]
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Maren Morris Won’t Let Success Go to Her Head
Winning a CMA Award would be "extreme validation" for Maren Morris. The "My Church" singer is up for seven awards at the 2016 CMAs, but the results won't make or break her year.
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Keeper of the Flame’ Shows Vulnerabilities [Listen]
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Temecula Road Cover the Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ [Exclusive Premiere]
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Cole Swindell Previews New Music From ‘Down Home Sessions III’ EP
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New Songs on the Radio for October 2016
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