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.
Jana Kramer Says Abusive First Husband Tried to Kill Her
Jana Kramer says she remembers praying for God to take her away in August 2005, when her first husband, Michael Gambino, tried to kill her.
Top 40 Country Songs for October 2016
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New Country Music Releases for October 2016
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Presidential Debate to Affect ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘The Voice’
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6 Unforgettable Eric Church Moments
We made a small change to our Unforgettable Country Moments series to honor the spirit of Eric Church.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
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Jana Kramer Tangos Through Rib Injury on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ [Watch]
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New Songs on the Radio for September 2016
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Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turni…
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