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.
Nobody Knows the ACM Awards Hosts Like Cole Swindell [Watch]
Cole Swindell counts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan as two of his best friends, so who better to ask about what fans can expect from the ACM Awards co-hosts, right?
Blake Shelton’s Response to Death Hoax Is Perfect
Blake Shelton was pretty bummed out to learn he was dead.
Keith Urban Explains How Nicole Kidman Inspired ‘The Fighter’
Keith Urban's newest single "The Fighter" was born from a conversation he had with his wife Nicole Kidman more than a decade ago.
Eric Church, ‘Round Here Buzz’ [Listen]
Heartbreak continues to be a common theme across Eric Church's radio singles. "Round Here Buzz," the fourth single from Mr. Misunderstood, finds the singer stuck and satisfied as his ex chases her dream.
Neal McCoy’s Father Dies
Neal McCoy's father, Hubert, died early Saturday morning (March 25).
Remember When Garth Brooks Played for the New York Mets?
Major League Baseball spring training is right around the corner, and in the year 2000, that meant country superstar Garth Brooks reported for duty to the New York Mets clubhouse. It was the second of three stints the singer had in the bigs, and he left with an unimpressive batting average.
10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs
In Carrie Underwood's world, a song that only reaches No. 2 on the Billboard charts is a disappointment. Country music's original American Idol has never had a hit chart lower; over a dozen have reached No. 1, with songs from the Storyteller album sure to keep that total growing.
Tim McGraw Urging Daughter Gracie to Record an Album
Tim McGraw wants his daughter Gracie to cut an album, and isn't shy about saying so. The country superstar says the 19-year-old is a great singer, influenced by Adele and Beyonce.
Luke Bryan Joins Jimmy Fallon for ‘Catchphrase’ [Watch]
Luke Bryan played a strong game of Catchphrase on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (March 2). In fact, he and Fallon were winning, right up to the very end.
Maren Morris, ‘I Could Use a Love Song’ [Listen]
Maren Morris reins in the feel-good for her new single "I Could Use a Love Song." The piano and guitar ballad from Hero is a no frills heartbreak song.
Introducing Taste of Country’s 2017 RISERS [Watch]
There are artists to watch, and then there are RISERS. Seven artists set to become stars in 2017 and beyond were revealed on Wednesday morning (March 1). It's a diverse list that includes solo males and females, and groups. Some you may know. Most you'll wish you met earlier.
Jason Aldean Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details, sharing background info on his c…