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.
Thomas Rhett Talks Non-Country Influences and How He’ll Spend His First Million [Watch]
The singer-songwriter ('1994,' 'Round Here') is one of country music's most promising young male stars.
Man Killed After Being Hit by Jason Aldean’s Tour Bus
Jason Aldean was onboard his tour bus when a man who reportedly walked in front of it was struck and killed early Monday morning (Oct. 28). Albert Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.
Can You Guess Which Country Star’s House This Is?
This 1920s home was renovated before one country music superstar picked it up in 2011. It was among her early real estate buys -- and there have been a number of others since! Perhaps she needed more than a few months to turn a profit on this nearly 5,000 square-foot property, however. She took a lo…
Scotty McCreery Lands No. 1 Country Album in America
Scotty McCreery is back on top. 'See You Tonight' has become his second straight album to debut at No. 1 on the country album charts, selling just over 52,000 copies in its first week in stores and at digital retailers. That's 10Kmore than Willie Nelson, whose 'To All the Girls&a…
John Rich Argues GPS Monitor Is Necessary for Accused Stalker
A judge has ordered Mark Sevier to wear a GPS ankle monitor until he can be mentally evaluated. In addition, he is also prohibited from mentioning singer John Rich, as well as a 17-year-old he is also accused of stalking, on social media.
Dolly Parton Injured in Nashville Car Crash
Dolly Parton was one of three women who received medical treatment after a car accident in Nashville Monday morning (Oct. 21).
Sara Evans Goes Behind the Scenes of New ‘Slow Me Down’ Video, and It’s Hilarious – Exclus…
The video for Sara Evans' new single 'Slow Me Down' co-stars NASCAR driver Carl Edwards as the singer's love interest. It's a breakup song, so there's no hot and heavy between the two, only animated arguing. Watch it all unfold, and find out what they're really say…
2013 CMA Awards Predictions
Predicting who will win the nine major honors at the 2013 CMA Awards seems pretty easy ... until you begin to overthink it. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Kacey Musgraves lead the way in number of nominations, but it's not far-fetched to imagine all three coming away empty-handed. This is the …
Can You Guess the Artist in This Yearbook Photo?
This handsome young man's schooling years were the early-to-mid '50s, but he was well on his way to musical stardom by the dawn of the '60s. His first hit would come in 1962, and a four decade-long career would include over 100 singles and nearly a dozen No. 1 hits. Do you think you r…
Dierks Bentley Tries to Explain New Son’s ‘Procedure’ to His Daughters
Dierks Bentley is not one to overlook a teachable moment. Just hours after wife Cassidy gave birth to their son Knox, the singer was having lunch with his daughters (ages five and 2), trying to explain the differences between boys and girls and why some boys undergo a circumcision soon after birth.
Eric Church Added to Country Jam Colorado 2014 Lineup as Special Pre-Sale Begins
Beginning today, Taste of Country and The Boot readers are able to score advance tickets to Country Jam 2014 in Grand Junction, Colo. The June 19-22 country music and camping festival will feature headliners Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and -- just confirmed -- Eric Church!
Billy Currington Considering R&B Album
It's popular to fuse country and hip-hop these days, but if Billy Currington ever releases a rap or R&B album, you won't hear it on country radio.