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.
5 Albums We Can’t Wait for In 2017
Sure, we loved albums by country stars like Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley last year, but we’re so over you, 2016! There are dozens of promising albums lined up for 2017, including follow-ups from some of country music’s most promising hit makers.
In Memoriam: Remembering the Artists Who Died in 2016
Country music was not spared from the grief that came early and often in 2016. Legendary artists seemed to pass at unheard of rates — men and women we'd relied on for hit songs and unforgettable live performances for decades died, often unexpectedly this year. In this video Taste of Coun…
Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Super Fan
Cyrus Porter was hoping to go see Taylor Swift on her next tour. The 96-year-old World War II vet had no idea she was making plans to come visit with him.
Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Shares Baby Gender Reveal Video
Love and Theft singer Stephen Barker Liles revealed he and his wife Jenna were expecting a baby while sharing a precious baby gender reveal surprise they set up for their son Jett. In a video posted to YouTube and the band's social media accounts Liles and family rip open a box, and out pops a …
10 Best Original Christmas Songs in Country Music
Country artists have been as reliable as any in creating Christmas songs to make the holidays more magical.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Chops His Hair Off
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard has cut his long hair, perhaps leaving partner Brian Kelley as the long-haired half of the duo. The singer shared pics as part of a provocative return to Instagram this week.
Top 40 Country Songs of 2016
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Reba McEntire (Feat. Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood), ‘Softly and Tenderly’ [Listen]
Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood are a dream team of Christian country singers, and they inspire on "Softly and Tenderly," a song from McEntire's upcoming gospel album.
Top 10 Country Songs of 2016
The best country songs are the songs you could listen to over and over and over again. Some of the Top 10 Country Songs of 2016 grab your heart, while others heat up a Friday night.
Taylor Swift, ACMs Pledge $200K to Help East Tennessee Fire Victims
Four days before Dolly Parton's telethon to help families in Gatlinburg and East Tennessee affected by wildfires, the legend can count on $200,000. Taylor Swift and the ACM's charitable arm have each pledged $100K to the effort.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Pay Off $5K Worth of Layaway Bills at Walmart
Shoppers at a Walmart near Jacksonville, Fla. received an early Christmas gift from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The country couple played secret Santa, covering $5,000 in layaway bills.