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.
Kenny Chesney Announces 18 Stadium Tour Dates
Kenny Chesney has stadium-sized plans for 2018. The singer just announced 18 Trip Around the Sun Tour dates, starting with an April 21 show in Tampa, Fla.
Carrie Underwood Hates Turtles and 4 Other Weird Quirks
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Carly Pearce Wins by Trashing the Music City Rule Book
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Opinion: How Do We Move Forward After Las Vegas?
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Jason Aldean’s Label Gives Statement After Las Vegas Festival Shooting
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Route 91 Festival Performers Mark Themselves Safe After Mass Shooting
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Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
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