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.
Jason Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Becomes First Platinum Country Album of 2014
Jason Aldean's latest album has become just the third album released in 2014 to go Platinum for one million sold. 'Old Boots, New Dirt' is the only country album on the list, accomplishing the feat in just two months.
Dierks Bentley’s ‘Original Fan’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer
Ann Soyars, Dierks Bentley’s original fan, has died. The 67-year-old passed away at her Tennessee home over the weekend following a battle with cancer.
Garth Brooks Brings ‘GMA’ Audience to Tears With Performance of ‘Mom’ [Watch]
Garth Brooks' song 'Mom' begins with “A little baby told God, ‘Hey, I’m kinda scared,’" and ends with a room full of country fans in tears. The singer performed the song on 'Good Morning America' on Friday morning (Nov. 7), and left women lik…
Top 5 Moments From the 2014 CMA Awards
The 2014 CMA Awards were almost two separate shows. The first half featured pop artists and country music's leading ladies dominating the stage and podium when winners names were called. The second half was a return to traditional with its performers and winners. As for the best moments from th…
Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban + Miranda Lambert Are Early 2014 CMA Awards Winners
Two of the most nominated artists at the 2014 CMA Awards learned they were winners before the show even started. Dierks Bentley has won the Music Video of the Year award, while Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert took Musical Event of the Year.
Top 40 Country Songs – November 2014
Country music's top songs will be televised in November 2014. The CMA Awards promise to include a number of the hits found on this list of the Top 40, including several inside the Top 5. Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean ... all are included in this monthly look at the hottes…
Zombies Take Over Country Music!
Oh no! In what seems to be a Halloween takeover, zombies have descended on Nashville. Officials are warning area residents -- and country music fans in general -- to stay away from any artist suspected to have a taste for flesh.
Johnny Cash’s Son, John Carter Cash, Arrested in Canadian Airport
John Carter Cash was arrested on Monday afternoon (Oct. 27) after allegedly stripping to his underwear in a Canadian airport.
Carrie Underwood Talks Due Date, Pregnancy Worries During ‘The View’ Appearance
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley appeared on 'The View' on ABC Monday morning (Oct. 27) to talk about the 2014 CMA Awards, but it didn't take long for focus to turn to Underwood's baby bump. The 'Something in the Water' hitmaker dished on her due date, what she fears a…
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Team for 2015 Stadium Tour
Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are teaming up for 10 stadium shows in 2015. The run of dates mixes Chesney's just announced Big Revival Tour with Aldean's newly announced extension of the Burn It Down Tour.