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.
Parmalee Excited to Open for Willie Nelson at the Taste of Country Music Festival
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Taste of Country Music Festival Schedule and Single-Day Tickets Released
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Craig Campbell, Parmalee + More Join Growing 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup
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