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.
Scotty McCreery Grabs Top Spot on ToC Top 10 Video Countdown
The streak is over! Scotty McCreery's 'See You Tonight' video has displaced 10-week champion Kellie Pickler with the new No. 1 video, as decided by fans and Taste of Country readers. That's not the only shift on the Top 10 list however. New videos from Luke Bryan and Keith Urban …
Jason Aldean Comes to Luke Bryan’s Defense After Zac Brown Blast
Jason Aldean has Luke Bryan's back. While the 'That's My Kind of Night' singer himself hasn't responded publicly to comments made by Zac Brown about his song, Aldean had some strong words for people "runnin' their mouths."
Vince Gill Confronts Westboro Baptist Church Members [NSFW]
Vince Gill was worked up when he took to the streets to confront members of the Westboro Baptist Church on Sunday (Sept. 8). The group was set up outside his concert venue to protest what they called adultery by the singer.
2013 CMA Awards Nominees Announced
The 2013 CMA Awards nominees have been announced, with stars like Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift once again leading a pack of talented Entertainer and Male/Female Vocalist of the Year contenders. The reveal included one big surprise in the Entertainer of the Year category, as George Strait earns a no…
Alleged John Rich Stalker Arrested for Stalking Teenage Girl in Nashville
The Brentwood, Tenn. lawyer who was arrested for stalking John Rich has been picked up for stalking again. This time, Mark Christopher Sevier is accused of stalking a 17-year-old female employee of a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Nashville.
Jesus Takes the Wheel in Hilarious Viral Video About Carrie Underwood Song
Over Labor Day weekend, two teens had some fun with Carrie Underwood's 'Jesus Take the Wheel.' In a video posted to Vine, one finds a young man driving a car with the song from 2005 cranked to 10. And then ... well, it's best if you watch for yourself.
Carrie Underwood Sporting Walking Boot After Onstage Injury
Carrie Underwood caught one of her five-inch high heels in the tail of her shirt on Thursday (Sept. 5) during a show in Corpus Christi, Texas. The singer was singing 'Undo It' when she fell to the ground, injuring her left foot. "I can't move my toes. Is that bad?" s…
Alan Jackson: ‘There’s Really No Country Left’
Alan Jackson knows there's plenty of great music to be found on country radio, but he misses the "real roots-y, traditional stuff" -- real country music. The legend admits he's sad about the lack of "country stuff" and finds himself wondering if it'…
Sara Evans Talks New Music, Family and Food in Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Chat
No question was off limits when Sara Evans signed on to do a Reddit Ask Me Anything, where she answered unfiltered questions from fans and users. The singer -- who just released her new single 'Slow Me Down' to iTunes Tuesday (Sept. 3) -- was upfront about her new album, touring plans, mor…
Sammy Kershaw Reveals Randy Travis Developed Pneumonia During Rehab Stay
The legendary Randy Travis had a setback during his recovery from heart troubles and a stroke that kept him hospitalized last month. According to Sammy Kershaw, Travis developed pneumonia in mid-August.
Lady Antebellum Tap ‘Celebrities’ to Help With 2014 Tour Announcement
Lady Antebellum have announced their early 2014 touring plans. The Take Me Downtown Tour with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves will continue through April, but the way the group broke the news is what fans are talking about today. Charles Kelley called on celebrities to help him with the announcement, …
George Strait Agrees to Record Five More Albums With MCA
George Strait has released 40 albums on MCA Nashville, but that total will reach at least 45 before he's done. On Wednesday night (Aug. 28), his label CEO announced that the legend has signed a contract to record five more albums, even though he's retiring from the road after next year.