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.
‘American Idol’ Officially Adds Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan is officially in as a judge for American Idol and Lionel Richie will be joining him and Katy Perry behind the table when the show reboots on ABC in January.
What Would Elvis Presley Look Like if He Were Still Alive?
Elvis Presley died nearly 40 years ago, and every day since, fans have been wondering what could have been. How much more great music would he have made? How many more movies would he have starred in? And what would Elvis look like today if he didn't die on Aug. 16, 1977?
Kelly Clarkson Brings Keith Urban, ‘Idol’ Judges to Tears With ‘Piece by Piece’
Kelly Clarkson closed Thursday night’s episode of American Idol with an emotional performance of “Piece by Piece” that brought the crowd — and Keith Urban — to tears.
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.
129 Dead After Terrorist Attacks Strike Paris
Country stars are joining the nation in sending prayers to the victims of the shootings and attacks in Paris. At least 129 have been killed, most in a hostage situation in the French capitol Friday night (Nov. 13).
Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce Records Sealed
A former Oklahoma state representative says “there’s some shenanigans going on” with regards to the sealing of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce records. Former Rep. Aaron Stiles says the judge was not following the law when he sealed the couple's reco…
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Pulled Over After CMA Festival Performance
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher were pulled over by police after the singer performed a rain-shortened set to close the 2013 CMA Music Festival. Fisher was driving the couple home Sunday evening (June 9) when police stopped him for going 11 over in a 45MPH zone.
2013 CMT Music Awards Winners – Full List
Florida Georgia Line are the big winners so far at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. Their video for 'Cruise' picked up the night's first award for Breakthrough Video of the Year and later won Duo Video of the Year. Miranda Lambert is another two-time winner at this year's CMT Awar…
Kellie Pickler Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Kellie Pickler has been named the winner of Season 16 of 'Dancing With the Stars,' besting Disney star Zendaya in the final two. "Grandpa Ken, we got you the trophy buddy," partner Derek Hough shouted, referring to the man who raised Pickler. NFL player Jacoby Jones …
Taylor Swift the Big Winner at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Taylor Swift won everything short of the Powerball jackpot Sunday night (May 19) at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Wynonna Judd Eliminated From ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Wynonna Judd's next great challenge has ended prematurely. The country legend and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday night (April 2) after their Samba received the night's lowest scores on Monday. The dancer with …
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Reportedly Break Up
In the end, it seems that Taylor Swift's relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles was also 'Red.' Or was it blue? Whatever the color, sources say it's over.