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’s Other 40th Birthday Surprise [Watch]
Even before Gwen Stefani joined Blake Shelton on stage at Country Jam Saturday night (June 18), the singer got a birthday surprise. Shelton headlined night No. 3 of the four-day country and camping festival in Grand Junction, Colo.
Joe Nichols on Parenting: Embarrassment Is the Best Discipline
Joe Nichols hasn't just thought of using embarrassment as a way to discipline his kids when they don't do something they're supposed to do — he does it "all the time."
Brad Paisley Helps Orchestrate Marriage Proposal After Failed First Try [Watch]
A Tucson, Ariz., man learned that when your first plan to propose marriage falls through, it’s best to contact Brad Paisley.
9 Unforgettable Blake Shelton Moments
Every time Blake Shelton steps on stage, one senses an unforgettable memory is about to be made. From The Voice, to the ACM Awards, to his tweets ... oh yeah, he's got some pretty good songs, too. Here's nine of our favorite unforgettable moments from country's favorite jokester.
Neal McCoy Says the Pledge of Allegiance Every Day
Neal McCoy says the Pledge of Allegiance every day, and he tries to include his friends and fellow country musicians whenever he can. Not surprisingly, no one has ever said no.
Luke Bryan Injures Himself Prior to CMT Awards Performance
Luke Bryan found himself with a minor head injury one day before he's set to appear at the 2016 CMT Awards in Nashville.
Jackie Lee Describes ‘Extreme Pain’ and Gratitude After Mother’s Death
Singer Jackie Lee describes his mother's absolute beauty in a note to fans on Facebook. LaDonna Midkiff died on Saturday (June 4) following a battle with cancer.
Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris Clarify Cause of Breakup
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have confirmed their breakup, also giving a little insight on what happened. Or, more specifically, what didn’t happen.
Joey Feek’s Last Request Changes One Man’s Life
It wasn’t so much the song Joey + Rory's Joey Martin Feek asked to have performed at her funeral, as much as who she requested sing it. Don’t feel bad for asking “Who?” when you hear the name Bradley Walker. That may change by fall, however.
Keith Urban Reveals ‘Ripcord’ Tour’s Secret Weapon
Keith Urban’s Ripcord Tour begins Thursday night (June 2) in Kansas City, and in addition to opening acts Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris, he’ll bring a secret weapon to the stage every night — “The Phantom.”