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.
Craig Strickland’s Wife Issues Powerful Statement: ‘I Know He Saw Jesus’
The wife of Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland expressed gratitude and offered more details about the discovery of her husband’s body. Helen Elizabeth Strickland says she’s sure her husband of one year saw Jesus at the moment of his death.
Backroad Anthem Singer Craig Strickland Found Dead
Craig Strickland has been found dead. The Backroad Anthem singer’s body was recovered in Kaw Lake in Oklahoma, where he and friend Chase Morland had gone duck hunting on Dec. 27.
Man Who Inspired Taylor Swift’s ‘Teardrops’ Charged With Child Abuse
The “Drew” that inspired Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar” has been arrested and charged with child abuse after an incident in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Craig Strickland’s Wife Keeping Hope Alive With Prayer Request
The wife of missing country singer Craig Strickland is asking for prayers as local authorities continue to search for him. Helen Strickland’s last tweet was simple and emotional, and followed a long day of updates to her followers on Twitter.
Cole Swindell Surprises Fan by Facetiming Dustin Lynch During Concert [Watch]
A Cole Swindell fan in a Dustin Lynch T-shirt got quite a shock when the “You Should Be Here” singer brought him on stage Sunday night. The special moment is something few in the audience had ever seen another singer do.
Country Singer Missing After Early Morning Hunt
Craig Strickland, lead singer of the band Backroad Anthem, is still missing 36 hours after beginning an early morning hunting trip in Oklahoma with his friend Chase Morland. Morland's body was found Monday afternoon.
Brett Eldredge Channels Inner-Sinatra During ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ [Wat…
Brett Eldredge is a dedicated Frank Sinatra fan, and on a night full of the Chairman of the Board’s music, the “Lose My Mind” singer covered a Christmas classic. Watch a tuxedo-clad Eldredge close his eyes and turn the well-known song into a jazz standard once again.
Dolly Parton Asking for Help Finding Kidney Donor for Longtime Friend
Dolly Parton is asking for a Christmas miracle. The country superstar has made a public plea to fans, seeking a kidney donor for her longtime friend and attorney Jerry Edelstein.
Country Stars Step Up to Support Nashville Guitarist Grieving Death of 17-Month-Old Son
Country stars like Buddy Jewell, Collin Raye and John Berry are doing what they can to help a Nashville guitarist who’s played for Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and more. Hunter Carmichael’s son Mac died last week after choking on food at a Nashville mall food court. Everyon…
Jake Owen’s Daughter Singing ‘Rudolph’ Is Crazy Cute [Watch]
Jake Owen recently shared some quality time spent with daughter Pearl on Instagram. They took a break from driving to sing a Christmas favorite, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Cast of ‘Can You Duet’ Records Special Christmas Video for Joey + Rory
The cast and crew of the late '00s reality show Can You Duet have recorded a Christmas card that puts all others to shame. That they included a touching message to Season 1 finalists Joey + Rory makes it even more special.
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani Get Kissy in Camo
’Tis the season for public displays of affection. In less than six weeks Gwen Stefani has gone from playing coy about her relationship to Blake Shelton, to tweeting pics of the couple getting cozy in camouflage. In this GIF, the “Gonna” singer pecks her cheek like a woodpecker l…