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.
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.
Top 5 Moments From the 2017 CMA Awards
Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year, then admits he lip-synced through his CMA Awards performance. Does it matter? Not for this list of the Top 5 Moments from the 2017 CMAs.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dim for 11 Minutes to Honor Shooting Victims
Exactly one week after a lone gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the strip went dim to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
These Are the Faces and Stories of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
58 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
‘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.
Five 9/11 Stories That Will Give You Chills
One country star was supposed to be a block away from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Her Best Shade Ever?
Taylor Swift's thirst for vengeance has never been as obvious as it is on her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" — or has it?
Taylor Swift’s Testimony in Groping Trial Could Have Ended With a Mic Drop
Taylor Swift's testimony in the groping trial taking place in Denver, Colo., this week was clear, consistent and resolute.
Hank Williams Jr. Returning to ‘Monday Night Football’
Hank Williams Jr.'s Monday Night Football anthem will return in 2017. Once again the country legend will shout "Are you ready for some football?" to open the weekly game, now on ESPN.
‘American Idol’ Reportedly Set to Return on ABC
American Idol is coming back! Maybe. Reports indicate that ABC will bring back the long-running Fox reality singing competition that spawned the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and more.