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.
Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
Jake Owen was side-stage as shots began to ring out during Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The singer was able to give a horrific firsthand account of events.
Troy Gentry Remembered as Devoted Friend, Family Man at Celebration of Life [Pictures]
Troy Gentry was remembered as a man who always tried to be the best version of himself during a 90-minute-long celebration of life at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday (Sept. 14).
Country Music Loses a Friend: Singers React to Troy Gentry’s Death
Country music suffered a devastating loss with the death of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday (Sept. 8). Immediately, the singer's friends and fellow country artists responded with an overwhelming outpouring of grief.
Troy Gentry’s Family Asks for Prayers After Montgomery Gentry Singer’s Death
The family of Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry acknowledges the kindness of fans and friends in shock over the singer's death and requests additional prayers as they grieve.
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…
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?