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.
7 Unbelievable Cover Songs by Taste of Country RISERS [Watch]
Real tears fell during at least one of these seven country music cover song performances. Newcomers including Brett Young, Farewell Angelina and Kalie Shorr prove their versatility beyond their own catalog by covering Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and more.
Troy Gentry Remembered as Devoted Friend, Family Man at Celebration of Life [Pictures]
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Granger Smith Announces New Studio Album, ‘When the Good Guys Win’
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Luke Bryan Fan With ALS Had One Wish, and He Obliged [Watch]
A Luke Bryan fan with ALS wanted one thing from him in Philadelphia, and he obliged.
Investigator Details the Moments Before Troy Gentry Helicopter Crash
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Troy Gentry Funeral Details, Public Celebration Announced
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry will be remembered during a public celebration of his life this week in Nashville.
Troy Gentry Proved Nice Guys Can Finish First
One word kept popping up again and again on Twitter Friday afternoon as the country music community learned of Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry's death: friend.
Tyler Hubbard Recalls Father’s Helicopter Crash in Message to Troy Gentry’s Family
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Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Miranda Lambert Thankful for CMA Nods After Emotional Week
Miranda Lambert is adding Bailey's to her coffee to celebrate her multiple CMA Awards nominations. It's a sweet start to the week after a very emotional week last week.