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.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
Thirty country legends jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video for "Forever Country," an all-star collaboration that pays tribute to 50 years of the CMA Awards. In this behind the scenes video exclusive to Taste of Country, key artists join the song's producer and music v…
Cole Swindell Is Very Nervous to Judge the Miss America Competition
Cole Swindell says he has plenty to be nervous about before judging the Miss America Competition on Sunday (Sept. 11), and talking to last year’s country music judge didn’t really help.
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.
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.
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).
New Songs on the Radio for August 2016
"A" is for August and A-list country talent with new songs on the radio. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan are just a few superstars with new songs between the speakers. This month is loaded!
Craig Morgan’s Son Missing After Tubing Accident
Singer Craig Morgan's 19-year-old son Jerry is missing after a tubing accident on the Tennessee River on Sunday (July 10).
Cell Phones Light Parmalee Stage After Power Outage in Ohio [Watch]
Parmalee say their motto is "Keep on plugging!" On Thursday night in Rootstown, Ohio they had to keep plugging when a power outage kept them from plugging in. Fans with cell phones lit the stage and then helped the country quartet get through their new song "Already Callin' You M…
Country Singer Missing After Early Morning Hunt
Craig Strickland, lead singer of the band Backroad Anthem, is still missing 36 hours after beginning an early morning hunting trip in Oklahoma with his friend Chase Morland. Morland's body was found Monday afternoon.
129 Dead After Terrorist Attacks Strike Paris
Country stars are joining the nation in sending prayers to the victims of the shootings and attacks in Paris. At least 129 have been killed, most in a hostage situation in the French capitol Friday night (Nov. 13).
Joey Feek at Peace as She Enters Hospice
Hours after a nationwide prayer vigil, Joey + Rory singer Joey Feek was admitted into an Indiana hospital. Her husband says home hospice is next.
Miranda Lambert Debuts Pink Hair at the 2015 CMA Awards
Miranda Lambert has gone pink! The singer showed off a new neon pink hair cut at the 2015 CMA Awards on Wednesday night.