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.
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.
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Joey + Rory Still Hope for a Miracle, ‘But Realize One Has Already Happened’
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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.
Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen to Perform During 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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129 Dead After Terrorist Attacks Strike Paris
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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).