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 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.
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.
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.
Reba McEntire’s Divorce From Narvel Blackstock Finalized
Reba McEntire has confirmed her divorce from husband Narvel Blackstock is official. The singer shared the news on her Facebook page Thursday night.
Blake Shelton Out as ACM Awards Host, Dierks Bentley In?
Luke Bryan will return to host the 2016 ACM Awards, but Blake Shelton will not. A promo video for the 51st annual awards breaks the news of Shelton’s departure while teasing who Bryan’s on-stage buddy may be next April.
7 Unforgettable Country Wardrobe Malfunctions
Country wardrobe malfunctions are rare, and the recoveries are first class. In this video of some of the most famous slips and splits you'll see that even when mistakes happen, the most famous women and men in the genre know how to react with dignity and class.
Gwen Stefani Didn’t Know Who Blake Shelton Was Before ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Gwen Stefani appeared on Ellen and dodged most of the TV talk show host's questions, but admitted that prior to appearing on the The Voice, she had no idea who Blake Shelton was.
104-Year-Old Garth Brooks Fan Hopes Singer Can Make Her Dream Come True
Mildred Loveday jokes that she’d probably die if she met Garth Brooks.
Joey + Rory Still Hope for a Miracle, ‘But Realize One Has Already Happened’
Joey + Rory are still hopeful Joey Feek can beat cancer, but they recognize the outpouring of love from friends, family and fans is a miracle to be cherished.
Dixie Chicks Announce First U.S. Tour in 10 Years
The Dixie Chicks will tour North America for the first time in a decade next spring and summer.