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.
Best September 11-Inspired Country Song? [Vote]
Country fans will never forget the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the weeks and months following the hijacking of four American passenger jets, artists like Alan Jackson, Darryl Worley and Toby Keith penned songs that still endure on radio today. What is your favorite September 11-inspired country song?
Luke Bryan Announces Chris Janson, Granger Smith + More for Farm Tour 2016
Luke Bryan is bringing friends to his eighth annual Farm Tour. The singer will be joined by a rotating cast of Granger Smith, Chris Janson, Jon Langston and the Peach Pickers for the nine dates.
Jon Pardi, ‘Dirt on My Boots’ [Listen]
Yep, Jon Pardi is releasing another song about boots, but “Dirt on My Boots” is a world away from the sugar-sweet “Head Over Boots.” The second single from the California Sunrise album is also a throwback.
Faith Hill Turns Up Taylor Swift During College Road Trip With Maggie
Faith Hill's daughter, Maggie, is off to college, and the singer is relying on Taylor Swift to get her there.
Top 40 Country Songs for September 2016
Tim McGraw has three songs on this list of the Top 40 Country Songs for September 2016, but that doesn't add up to No. 1.
Luke Bryan Reveals ‘Here’s to the Farmer’ EP Track Listing
Luke Bryan's upcoming Farm Tour ... Here's to the Farmer EP will include four new songs in addition to one he's already shared with fans. His latest project drops on Sept. 23.
Kelsea Ballerini Didn’t Need to Be Talked Into That Jason Aldean Duet
Kelsea Ballerini nearly said "Yes!" before the question was full offered. The singer appears on Jason Aldean's upcoming They Don't Know album, singing "First Time Again" with the ACM Entertainer of the Year.
Tracy Lawrence’s Father, Duane Dickens, Dies
Tracy Lawrence's father, Duane Dickens, has died. The 83-year-old was surrounded by family when he passed at his home in Texarkana, Ark. on Wednesday morning (Aug. 31).
Surprises and Snubs Among the 2016 CMA Awards Nominations
Slow turnover among CMA Awards nominees has suddenly turned into a waterfall. The list of 2016 nominees includes first-timers, but excludes several long-timers.
Florida Georgia Line Will Answer Fan Questions During ToC Twitter Chat
On Monday afternoon Florida Georgia Line will take over Taste of Country's Twitter page. After a weekend celebrating their new Dig Your Roots album (and Brian Kelley's birthday) the duo should have plenty to talk about. You can ask them anything.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Win ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit
A lawsuit that claims Brad Paisley and his “Remind Me” co-writers stole an idea when they wrote and recorded the 2011 hit was decided this week. The artists, songwriters and publishers have defeated a copyright claim from singer and songwriter Amy Bowen.
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers Reveals His Proposal Is Coming
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers admits that people have urged him and his partner Shay Mooney to quit being so open about their relationships with their respective longterm girlfriends.