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.
5 Unforgettable Country Christmas Traditions
Just like you, country music's biggest stars look forward to visiting with family, eating and maybe bickering across the table this Christmas. They carry on traditions that are heartfelt, funny, strange and flat-out unforgettable.
You Think You Know Dierks Bentley?
Dierks Bentley has been a country staple for over a decade, but how well do you really know the 'I Hold On' hitmaker? This kid from Arizona took the long route to Nashville, and once there, success hardly came easily. Watch to find out what he was like as a kid, how he met his wi…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Tin Man’ Finds Her Heartbroken
Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" finds the singer in absolute despair, swearing off love as her heart is in pieces. The song — track No. 1 on "The Heart" side of The Weight of These Wings — is a heartbreaker that's easy to imagine being about ex-husband Blake S…
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Pushin’ Time’ Is a Love Song With Anderson East
It's not listed as a duet, but Miranda Lambert's song "Pushin' Time" prominently features her boyfriend Anderson East. The couple sing of resisting and finally giving into their feelings during this soft love song.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Miranda Lambert, ‘We Should Be Friends’ [Listen]
It's good to hear Miranda Lambert smiling again. No, "We Should Be Friends" doesn't offer an ear-to-ear fool's grin, but that's not the singer's style.
Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
While a few country artists only wear the American flag on special occasions, others will pull out a patriotic jacket, tank top or guitar whenever the mood strikes them. Country music leads all genres in terms of patriotism, so it's not surprising to find many pictures of the biggest artists we…
9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
Miranda Lambert's unforgettable career has included five studio albums, eight Top 5 singles and thousands of memorable moments from her live show. We pick from all of those events, plus a few you may have forgotten about during this Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments video.
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]
Miranda Lambert is letting the music do the talking, slowly revealing songs from her new The Weight of These Wings album. On Friday (Oct. 28) she released "Keeper of the Flame" to fans.