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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Maren Morris Slams Slut-Shamer + Twitter Goes Boom!
Maren Morris' unfiltered replies to internet bullies makes signing up for Twitter worth it.
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New Songs on the Radio for September 2017
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For Luke Bryan, Chip Esten + More, Supporting St. Jude Is Personal
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Troy Gentry’s Celebration of Life: Watch the Live Stream
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New Montgomery Gentry Song ‘Better Me’ Is a ‘Perfect Epitaph’ for Troy Gentry
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Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge to Headline Country Jam 2018
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