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.
Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen to Perform During 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Country music will have two representatives at the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Jake Owen and Jennifer Nettles will both perform during the NBC telecast. Both are expected to release new albums in 2016.
129 Dead After Terrorist Attacks Strike Paris
Country stars are joining the nation in sending prayers to the victims of the shootings and attacks in Paris. At least 129 have been killed, most in a hostage situation in the French capitol Friday night (Nov. 13).
Blake Shelton Responds to Baby Rumors, Accusations He’s ‘Gone Hollywood’
Blake Shelton has been on a 24-hour Twitter binge, responding to rumors that girlfriend Gwen Stefani is pregnant, plus accusations that he's "gone Hollywood."
Joey Feek at Peace as She Enters Hospice
Hours after a nationwide prayer vigil, Joey + Rory singer Joey Feek was admitted into an Indiana hospital. Her husband says home hospice is next.
Country Stars Recite ‘Joey’s Prayer’ for Joey Feek
Joey + Rory's Rory Feek asked fans to say a prayer for his wife and their family this week.
Blake, Shatting, the Whip and Brad Paisley’s Boxers All Part of 2015 CMA Awards Monologue
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's monologue took more than one unexpected turn on Wednesday night (Nov. 4).
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Are Dating, Rep Confirms
Blake Shelton is dating his fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani, according to a representative for the pop singer.
Carrie Underwood on CMA Awards Fears, Memories and Jokes She Won’t Take Part In
Two of Carrie Underwood's three biggest CMA Awards fears are understandable, maybe even predictable.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 CMA Awards
The 2015 CMA Awards will close down streets and light up Nashville in November. It's the 49th Annual CMA Awards, and the tenth straight in Music City, since the show took a one-year departure to New York City in 2005. Here is everything you need to need to know about the CMAs.
Blake Shelton Knows the CMA Awards Divorce Jokes Are Coming
Blake Shelton’s divorce from Miranda Lambert is fair game during the 2015 CMA Awards monologue.
Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town + More Join List of 2015 CMA Awards Performers
Four country superstars and a YouTube star have been added to a quickly growing list of 2015 CMA Awards performers. Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley will take the Bridgestone Arena stage on Nov. 4. One will bring a special guest.