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.
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Watch the 2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Here
The CMA Awards are so big you need a pre-game and once again Taste of Country will offer the best red carpet live stream, with the biggest stars. "Burning House" singer Cam is set to co-host Taste of Country's 2017 CMA Awards red carpet broadcast.
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Kid Rock Says Senate Run Was a Joke: ‘Who Couldn’t Figure That Out?’
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John Rich Lent a Police Officer His Gun During Las Vegas Shooting
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