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.
Your Guide to the Best Country Christmas Music of 2017
Luke Bryan and Alabama highlight the new country Christmas music releases in 2017.
Jim Nabors, Singer and TV’s Gomer Pyle, Has Died
Jim Nabors — an actor best known as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show — has died.
See Luke Bryan’s Divine Take on ‘O Holy Night’ at ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Luke Bryan provided a long-lasting memory for viewers of the CMA Country Christmas special, singing a simple version of "O Holy Night."
Remember When Hillary Scott’s Mom Sang With Reba McEntire?
Linda Davis had a successful solo career before teaming up with Reba McEntire for the Grammy and CMA Award-winning hit, "Does He Love You."
Reba McEntire, Brett Eldredge + More Reveal Their Favorite Childhood Christmas Gifts
It's pretty easy to get country stars like Reba McEntire, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Dan + Shay in the Christmas spirit. All four will star in Monday night's CMA Country Christmas special on ABC.
Interview: Neal McCoy on ‘Take a Knee’ and the Death Threats, Grammar Police That Followed
Neal McCoy isn't known for being quick to anger, but watching Colin Kaepernick kneel during the National Anthem prior to a 2016 NFL game made his blood boil.
13 Tweets About Sexiest Man Alive Pick Blake Shelton We’re Totally Not Laughing At
Two groups of people are truly upset that Blake Shelton was picked as People's Sexiest Man Alive: fans of actor Idris Elba and fans of every other sexy man on Earth.
Carrie Underwood Won’t Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame After All
Carrie Underwood's wrist injury will keep her from being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame this week, or at all in 2017.
Carrie Underwood Undergoes Wrist Surgery
Carrie Underwood's wrist injury is more serious than originally reported. The superstar underwent surgery on Tuesday (Nov. 14).
Scotty McCreery Did the Gentlemanly Thing Before Proposing to Girlfriend Gabi … Eventually
Scotty McCreery drove up to girlfriend Gabi's parents' house in North Carolina, intending to ask them to give him their blessing before he proposed marriage.
Pictures: Beards Were the New Black at the 2017 CMA Awards
Chris Stapleton has been a consistent CMA Awards winner since 2015 and it must be the beard because now everyone in country music is trying to replicate his look.
Sound Off: Should Garth Brooks Have Canceled His CMA Awards Performance?
At least two country artists think Garth Brooks should have scrapped a planned CMA Awards performance instead of lip-syncing. Do you?