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.
Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt
Luke Bryan's Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek that reaches both coasts and focuses on outdoor amphitheaters. Bryan announced his 2017 tour plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) with a fantastic throwback video, premier…
Remember Which Country Album Was the First to Be Certified Platinum?
Platinum certification for one million albums sold didn't begin until 1976, so while other recordings may have soared past this sales mark, Wanted: The Outlaws became the first official platinum album in country music history that year.
Teen Covers ‘Blue Christmas,’ Sounds Just Like Elvis Presley [Watch]
Elvis Presley lives! One teen's "Blue Christmas" cover proves the country and rock and roll legend is still alive -- inside of him, at least. Listen for yourself and decide if all other Presley impersonators should just retire right now.
Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
While a few country artists only wear the American flag on special occasions, others will pull out a patriotic jacket, tank top or guitar whenever the mood strikes them. Country music leads all genres in terms of patriotism, so it's not surprising to find many pictures of the biggest artists we…
Jon Pardi Dishes on the Time He Got Stabbed in the Stomach
It’s been a decade, but the scars haven’t disappeared -- literally. Jon Pardi opens up, telling the story of how and why he was stabbed multiple times during a fight as a teen.
Watch the 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream!
Before country music's biggest stars sit down for the 2016 CMA Awards, they'll need to talk to Taste of Country. For a second straight year we'll be streaming live from the CMA Awards red carpet, and you'll be able to watch right here.
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…
Body of Craig Morgan’s Son Jerry Found
Search crews have recovered the body of 19-year-old Jerry Greer, the son of country singer Craig Morgan.
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).
Thompson Square Say Baby Cooper Has Heavy Influence on New Music
Thompson Square’s 4-month-old baby boy Cooper doesn’t get to choose the final songs that make the married duo’s next album, but he might as well. Keifer and Shawna Thompson happily admit that becoming parents has changed everything, including how they approach songwriting and so…
Joey Feek’s Public Memorial Full of Laughter, Applause and Song
Joey Feek’s hometown planned to celebrate the late Joey + Rory singer’s life on Sunday (March 13), and it was quite a celebration.
Blake Shelton, Little Big Town Star in Grammy Round of ‘Mean Tweets’ [NSFW]
Little Big Town and Blake Shelton read two of the best Mean Tweets on the latest edition of the video segment for Jimmy Kimmel Live, but Kelly Clarkson's is pretty good, too.