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.
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.
2016 Grammy Awards Predictions
It's actually not that difficult to predict winners in the 2016 Grammy Awards country categories. Several trends make at least one artist a sure thing, which means we're sure to be wrong.
David Bowie Dead at 69: Country Stars Pay Tribute
David Bowie’s influence reached well into country music circles, and his death at the age of 69 has left many famous singers grieving.
Hot Artists to Watch in 2016: William Michael Morgan [No. 3]
Taste of Country's Hot Artists to Watch in 2016 list is being revealed day by day, artist by artist. Here's No. 3.
Rachel Reinert Leaves Gloriana
The future of country trio Gloriana is in doubt as singer Rachel Reinert has decided to leave the group. In a post on Twitter, Reinert thanked fans as well as Tom and Mike Gossin before revealing what’s next for her.