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.
Maren Morris Releases ‘Dear Hate’ With Vince Gill After Las Vegas Shooting
Maren Morris decided there would never be a right time to release "Dear Hate," so she chose Monday (Oct. 2). The singer's duet with Vince Gill serves notice that love will conquer all.
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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. Another was thousands of miles away, but still felt the impact.
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