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.
4 Little-Known Stories of Garth Brooks’ Biggest Hits
Garth Brooks surprised Nashville with an in-the-round performance at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe on Monday night (Oct. 17). Joining him were four writers responsible for some of his biggest, early career hits and they brought stories.
Carrie Underwood Hates Turtles and 4 Other Weird Quirks
Carrie Underwood hates turtles. She's not someone who hides the quirks and peculiarities of her personality.
Garth Brooks Planning to Release Live Radio Single
Garth Brooks says he's been recording shows from his three-year world tour and wants his next radio single to be from a live performance.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Russell Dickerson, ‘Yours’
Russell Dickerson's Yours album features no scrap parts. Hardly a lyric or solo plays superfluous and there's certainly not an entire song that comes across as redundant or dull.
Sound Issues Don’t Keep Garth Brooks Fans From Hysteria in Atlanta
Garth Brooks made a stadium feel intimate in spite of itself during an Atlanta concert that showcased the singer's preparation and the venue's lack of it. He was first to play Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Garth Brooks, Keith Urban Among 2017 American Music Awards Nominees
Keith Urban and Garth Brooks are among country music’s biggest stars nominated for 2017 American Music Awards. Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and Sam Hunt are also up for AMA’s in country music categories.
Chris Young’s Decision to Attend Route 91 Festival Was Last-Minute
Chris Young didn't plan on being in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. He wasn't on the bill for that night's Route 91 Harvest Festival but he wound up taking cover backstage as a lone gunman fired on the crowd.
After Las Vegas: What Jason Aldean + More Should Know About Moving Forward
On Thursday night (Oct. 12), Jason Aldean will begin his ascent to normalcy. His concert in Tulsa, Okla., marks his first tour stop since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Kane Brown’s Monstrous Truck Has a Name, and It’s Perfect
Kane Brown's truck has a first name but we barely heard it above the roar this monster gives off when he turns the key in the ignition.
Las Vegas Strip Goes Dim for 11 Minutes to Honor Shooting Victims
Exactly one week after a lone gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the strip went dim to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.