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.
Jana Kramer, Carrie Underwood Paint Nails Purple for Domestic Violence
Jana Kramer is sharing her harrowing story of domestic violence to help other women in the same situation, and she's asked stars including Carrie Underwood to support her and women everywhere by painting a fingernail purple.
Tim McGraw Helps 94-Year-Old Superfan in Need on Facebook
Tim McGraw may have signed up for more than he realized when he reached out to a 94-year-old superfan and promised tickets to an April show in South Carolina. Tia Pettygrue says her grandmother is already planning her outfit for the stop on the Soul2Soul Tour.
Cole Swindell Reads the Worst Pickup Lines Ever [Watch]
There's a song on Cole Swindell's new Down Home Sessions III EP in which the singer does his best to avoid saying something stupid in an attempt to woo a girl. During this video exclusive to Taste of Country, the Georgia native embraces the bad pickup lines.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Justin Moore, ‘Somebody Else Will’ [Listen]
Justin Moore's new single "Somebody Else Will" proves he's not satisfied. The moody, beat-heavy country song pushes his sound to a wall and dares his fans not to lean in.
6 Unforgettable CMA Awards Controversies
Controversy isn't the norm at the CMA Awards, but when they happen, they're absolutely memorable.
8 Unforgettable Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood CMA Awards Moments
Each year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's CMA Awards monologue gets stronger.
Miranda Lambert Put a Song Called ‘Highway Vagabond’ on Hold
Miranda Lambert has announced that the Highway Vagabond Tour will begin in January, and it may be named after a new song on her upcoming studio album.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to Perform Medley of Classic Duets at CMA Awards
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will pay tribute to some of country music's most well-known duets at the 2016 CMA Awards in Nashville next month.
Dierks Bentley Recalls His Days as a CMA Awards Intern
Before he took the stage as a performer, Dierks Bentley was working the CMA Awards backstage. As an intern, he was one of the crew members wearing a headset, helping stars like Shania Twain get on and off the stage.
Luke Bryan Shares What Led to His Bone-Breaking Bike Fall
Luke Bryan says he was joyriding at the end of a long bike ride when he fell off his bike, breaking his clavicle. Last Thursday's accident came at the end of a 28-mile bike ride with a friend.
Brantley Gilbert Announces ‘The Devil Don’t Sleep’ Album, Tour
Brantley Gilbert has announced that his next album will hit stores and digital retailers in January, titled The Devil Don't Sleep. During a Facebook live chat with fans the "The Weekend" singer shared details of his fourth studio album and a tour.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Turn Back Time During Ryman Auditorium Show
Fans worldwide will be talking about the tour announcement, but Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 70-minute-long set at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium should not be overshadowed.