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.
Neal McCoy’s Father Dies
Neal McCoy's father, Hubert, died early Saturday morning (March 25).
Watch All Seven Taste of Country RISERS Original Performances
You've now met all seven Taste of Country RISERS, artists poised to break in a big way in 2017. Now treat yourself to a concert of all seven original performances. Some of these are songs you know, most are songs you need to know. All seven will make you fans.
Lady Antebellum Admit ‘Heart Break’ Didn’t Come Easy
It was a long road to Heart Break for Lady Antebellum. The group's first new album in three new years came after a few starts and stops and a trip out west.
Meet Kalie Shorr, a 2017 RISER Who Won’t Quit Fighting
Kalie Shorr packs light and doesn't hang to what she doesn't need. She writes songs the same way — nimble, with all but the most important assets discarded.
Blake Shelton’s Childhood Home Is For Sale! [Pictures]
If you're a big Blake Shelton fan, this might be your chance to nab a once-in-a-lifetime piece of merchandise. The country superstar's childhood home in Oklahoma is currently for sale.
Florida Georgia Line Team With Backstreet Boys for Smooth Tour Stadium Dates
Florida Georgia Line announced three stadium shows as part of their Smooth Tour with Nelly and Chris Lane. During an appearance on Good Morning America, the duo also shared that Backstreet Boys will join them for stops in Boston, Minneapolis and Chicago.
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.
Rory Feek Embracing Life, Opportunities One Year After Joey’s Death
Saturday (March 4) marks one year since Joey + Rory singer Joey Martin Feek lost her battle with cancer. Her husband Rory Feek has charged forward, carrying out her wishes and dreams and finding new successes.
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…
Remember When Johnny Cash Was on ‘Sesame Street’?
Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, wore blue denim the day he visited Sesame Street during the fifth season of the legendary children's show. He made a quick fan out of Oscar the Grouch, who really got into his song, "Nasty Dan."
LoCash Singer Chris Lucas and Wife Expecting Another Baby [Exclusive]
Another baby is on the way for LoCash's Chris Lucas. The singer tells Taste of Country their newest miracle will arrive on September 1 or September 3.
Aaron Watson Unfiltered Part 1: Making Statements With ‘Vaquero’
Aaron Watson is closer to 40 than 20 and recognizes that there's a responsibility that comes with each new album he releases. Vaquero (Feb. 24) is his 13th studio album, the follow-up to the historic, chart-topping The Underdog from 2015. There's pressure, but not the kind you might think.