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 their sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Remember When Burt Reynolds Made a Country Album?
In 1973, the mustachioed actor was already well-known when he chose to record a country music album.
Merle Haggard’s Bakersfield Home Is for Sale and It Has Barely Changed! [Pictures]
His daughter says the Bakersfield house reminds her of the Brady Bunch home.
Remember How Carrie Underwood Announced Her First Pregnancy?
She used social media to make her first pregnancy announcement, too!
Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett Joining ‘The Voice’ as Season 15 Advisors
This season will be country as all get-out.
We Need to Talk About the Girl With Her Head in a Tailpipe …
Yep, it happened at the Winstock Country Music Festival in Minnesota.
Man Sets World Record With 813-Piece Drum Set
Mark Temperato's drum kit weighs two-and-a-half tons and includes 813 individually assembled pieces that the Lakeville, N.Y., resident can reach without taking a step. That's a world record, according to the folks at Guinness, who know about such things.
Rolling Stones Lyric Banned From Man’s Tombstone
The Church of England will not allow the tombstone of a recently deceased man to have the modified lyric of a Rolling Stones song etched into it. The family of Charles Clapham hoped to use the line "It was only rock 'n' roll" as an epitaph, but the church dismissed t…
Harry Nilsson ‘The RCA Albums Collection’ Box Set Announced
Harry Nilsson's decade-long recording career with RCA records will be packaged in a comprehensive artist box set scheduled for a June 30 release.
Suspended ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student Suing University
Last year an Oakland University (Mich.) student was suspended and severely reprimanded for writing an essay titled 'Hot for Teacher' and turning it into the teacher he was hot for. Now 57-year-old Joseph Corlett is suing members of the University and the Board of Trustees for violating his…
Heart, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Song Review
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart chose the iconic Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven' to play for the legends at the Kennedy Center Honors late last year. The performance stirred up emotions deep within Robert Plant and brought the entire audience to their feet. A well-rehearsed, talented …
Paul Simon Performs at Funeral for Slain Newtown Teacher Victoria Soto
Paul Simon joined mourners for the funeral of slain Sandy Hook Elementary first grade teacher Victoria Soto on Wednesday (Dec. 19). According to the New York Daily News, the singer picked up his guitar with no introduction and performed 'The Sound of Silence' midway through the memorial service for …
Ravi Shankar Dead at 92: Slash, the Who + More React on Twitter
The death of Ravi Shankar has cast a pall over the classic rock world as the many artists he inspired or worked with reflect on their memories with the famed sitar player. Shankar died at age 92 on Tuesday night in San Diego after complaining of breathing problems this week. He'd recently had h…