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.
Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves + More Share Hangover Cures
New Year’s Eve is a night to party, meaning New Year’s Day is often a time for regrets ... and headaches. Hangovers will be common on Jan. 1, but thankfully, some of country music’s biggest stars have some proven cures!
The Next President? Country Stars Decide
When deciding who should be America's next president, country music's biggest stars went off ballot. Instead of voting for Donald or Hillary, stars like Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice picked Miranda, George and Carrie.
Blake Shelton ‘Rocks’ With 94-Year-Old Fan on Her Birthday
One Blake Shelton fan in South Dakota wanted to "rock with Blake" for her birthday, and the superstar was happy to oblige her request.
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…
7 Unforgettable Thomas Rhett Moments
Thomas Rhett has the songs, the girl, the charm ... heck, he can even dance! This country star is one of the most promising young artists in Nashville, with a platinum album and one of the top songs of 2015 and 2016 to his name. But what's his most unforgettable moment?
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.
5 Unforgettable Country Military Moments
Miranda Lambert's emotional moment with a soldier's sign sent us on a search for some more of country music's best military tributes. Artists are overwhelmingly supportive of the troops, with dozens of planned tributes every year. These five moments were spontaneous decisions to honor…
Country Artists Who Went ‘Dancing With the Stars': Worst to Best
Country music has made an impression on Dancing With the Stars, but it hasn't always been a positive impression.
Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award
On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”
Dierks Bentley’s Daughter Evie Sings ‘Different for Girls’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley stepped back and watched, becoming just another fan as his daughter Evie sang Elle King's part of "Different for Girls" in Indianapolis over the weekend.