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.
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.
Dustin Lynch, ‘Small Town Boy’ [Listen]
Dustin Lynch leans heavy into a slow rock groove for his new single "Small Town Boy." The singer goes back to his roots with this second single from an upcoming album.
Trace Adkins, Brooke Eden + More on the St. Jude Patients They’ll Never Forget
Trace Adkins, Jordan Rager, Brooke Eden and Charles Kelley recently shared emotional stories of St. Jude patients each will remember forever. Grab a box of tissues and watch this two-minute video that summarizes what Country Cares is all about.
Josh Abbott’s Father Suffers a Stroke
Josh Abbott Band singer Josh Abbott is asking for prayers for his father after a stroke he suffered one week ago. The singer says his dad isn't doing well.
2017 ACM Awards Nominations Snubs and Surprises
As interesting as who received nominations for the 2017 ACM Awards is who didn't. While a few stars woke up with a pleasant surprise, there are a few who have a right to be confused or straight-up angry.
Top 100 Country Love Songs
Taste of Country runs down the top country love songs of all time.
Country Singers Who Played Football
Country music's football pedigree dates back almost 70 years, when one country legend first strapped on his maskless leather helmet to toss the pigskin around.
Remember When Willie Nelson Starred in a Super Bowl Commercial?
He's one of the most legendary artists in country music history, but Willie Nelson still doesn't take himself too seriously.
Randy Rogers Band, ‘Tequila Eyes’ [Listen]
There's something unfamiliar and arresting about hearing the lyrics of "Tequila Eyes" sung by a man. Randy Rogers Band's new single flips a relied-upon trope that demands a sober woman protect herself from the drunk man.
Lee Brice Reveals Baby’s Gender With Adorable Cupcake Video
Lee Brice let his two sons Ryker and Takoda be the first to find out if the country singer and his wife were having a boy or a girl. They may have been more interested in the cupcake than the baby, however.
Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Written After Engagement [Listen]
Sam Hunt announced his next single "Body Like a Back Road" will hit radio in one week and shared a clip of the "lighthearted" love song. While he's been writing for a new album for over a year, this new song was put together rather recently.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Welcomes a Baby Boy
Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his fiance Hannah Billingsley welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon. It's the first child for the 25-year-old and his fiance.