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.
Thomas Rhett Announces Headlining Tour With Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett's first-ever headlining tour will begin this winter, with help from Kelsea Ballerini. Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson will also join Rhett on the Home Team Tour.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
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Cole Swindell Is Very Nervous to Judge the Miss America Competition
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Jana Kramer Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
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One Arrested for Threatening Security at Band Perry Concert
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Scotty McCreery Robber Pleads Guilty
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Kenny Chesney Apologizes, Promises Beers With Police Officer He Mistakenly Said Died
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Lee Brice’s Passion Wins Over Crowd at Country Jam
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Carrie Underwood Fan Hospitalized After Singing Too Hard
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