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.
6 Unforgettable Chris Stapleton Moments
It's truly been an unforgettable year for Chris Stapleton. Beginning with his performance and wins at the 2015 CMA Awards and continuing through shows at the Ryman Auditorium and on Saturday Night Live, Stapleton has given traditional country music fans reason to believe.
Best of Country Music in 2016 (So Far!)
Best song? Best album? Best tour? Best reason to drink? Our staff has picked the Best of Country Music 2016 (so far).
New Garth Brooks Song ‘Pure Adrenaline’ to Kick Off Weekly SEC Football Games
Garth Brooks announced that a new song of his called "Pure Adrenaline" will kick off weekly SEC Game of the Week broadcasts on CBS this summer and fall.
Carrie Underwood, ‘Dirty Laundry’ [Listen]
Carrie Underwood seeks retribution once again during "Dirty Laundry," the fourth single from her Storyteller album. The uptempo pop-country rocker finds the singer letting everyone know her man is a cheater.
Tim McGraw: ‘How I’ll Always Be’ Reminds Me of Growing Up
Tim McGraw didn't write his new single "How I'll Always Be," but it sure seems like he did. The singer admits the third radio release from his Damn Country Music album paints a picture of his hometown.
Florida Georgia Line Share New Music + More at Fan Listening Party
Florida Georgia Line shared their new album and their new whiskey during a listening party for fans in Nashville this week. The duo played several songs from Dig Your Roots, and spoke candidly about where the songs came from.
The Band Perry Are Not ‘Going Pop’
The direction of the Band Perry's music is near the top of a list of items the sibling trio is looking to clarify through their new song "Comeback Kid." They never said they were going pop, Kimberly Neil and Reid Perry tell Taste of Country.
Chewbacca Mom Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut [Watch]
Chewbacca Mom showed up at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night (July 22) and left with a legit country music touring gig.
Jake Owen Rolls Into Brighter Days With New Album
Aboard his vintage VW bus, Jake Owen discusses his divorce, his label shakeup and the album he threw away before finally finding happiness on 'American Love.'
10 Unforgettable Luke Bryan Moments
Every time Luke Bryan steps on stage, fans can expect an unforgettable moment. It could be his hot dance moves, it could be him bringing some adorable little girl on stage to sing or it could be him taking a three-foot step on a two-foot catwalk. The man is someone you can't take your eyes off …
David Nail Finds His Way Home With ‘Fighter’ Album
David Nail says he didn’t intend to record an album as personal as Fighter, his fourth studio album.
Top 10 Miranda Lambert Songs
That several album cuts were considered for this list of the Top 10 Miranda Lambert songs shows how strong of a catalog country's multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year has to count on.