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.
Little Big Town Cancel Additional Shows After Jimi Westbrook’s Surgery
Little Big Town have cancelled additional shows to let vocalist Jimi Westbrook heal. The “Girl Crush” singers were expected to return to the stage on July 31, but Westbrook is still recovering from vocal cord surgery.
Brantley Gilbert Can Relate to What Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Are Going Through
Brantley Gilbert has never been divorced, but he knows what it’s like to have a very public breakup with another famous country music singer. On Monday Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce, and the “One Hell of an Amen” singer says he is praying for the…
Blake Shelton Returns to ‘The Voice’ Following Divorce
Blake Shelton has returned to The Voice, and he's bringing baggage. In one of his first tweets since his divorce from Miranda Lambert became public, the singer shared that he's literally bringing luggage to the set.
Blake Shelton Still Wearing Wedding Ring in Photos a Day Before Divorce
Miranda Lambert may have offered a clue that all was not well in her marriage to Blake Shelton, but the “Sangria” singer remained tight-lipped, wearing his wedding ring until the very end.
Miranda Lambert Breaks Down on Stage Two Days Before Divorce Announcement [Watch]
Just days before Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce became public knowledge, Lambert broke down while singing “The House That Built Me” in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The moment may have foreshadowed what was to come.
Luke Bryan’s Birthday Cake Is Hilarious, But Disgusting
Last week, Luke Bryan told Taste of Country Nights radio that his wife Caroline likes to “creative” with his birthday cakes. Now, fans learn what that really means.
Brantley Gilbert to Play #NoogaStrong Benefit Show for Fallen Soldiers
Brantley Gilbert is stepping up to help a community and families recover after a gunman opened fire, killing four last week. The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been shaken in the wake of the death of four Marines. Gilbert says he wants to be a part of the recovery and has volunteered to play a…
Alan Jackson Talks About the ‘Angels and Alcohol’ Song Inspired by His Father
Alan Jackson's admiration for his father is well-known, and it's been the inspiration for some previous hits. Another could come from his new Angels and Alcohol album. The singer says the first track came from good advice his dad gave him.
Alan Jackson Continues to Do as George Jones Asked Him [Watch]
Alan Jackson's Angels and Alcohol album is as country as country gets — something that fans of the format may find refreshing, but something that his longtime fans expect. The 10 songs tell stories of love, heartbreak, drinking and family, but really, the 56-year-old is just do…
Luke Bryan Defends Himself After Outlaw Country Comments Spark Backlash
Luke Bryan says he was not attacking three legendary country outlaws when he declared that he’s not a "'Those were the good old days' kind of guy."