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.
Car Chases, Shootouts All Part of Randy Houser’s ‘We Went’ Video
Randy Houser transitions from playing cowboy to outlaw in the new music video for his song “We Went.” The video will debut this weekend, but Taste of Country has this extensive behind the scenes look at the action — and there’s a lot of action.
Eric Church Exhibit to Open at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Eric Church is going to be the next current hit-maker to be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Eric Church: Inside the Outsider will open Sept. 18 and explore the “Like a Wrecking Ball” singer’s path to Nashville and country stardom.
Miranda Lambert Establishes Scholarship for Women Pursuing Music Industry Jobs
Miranda Lambert’s Tuesday night show at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville will help fund a scholarship for women pursing jobs in the music and entertainment industry at Belmont University.
For Parmalee, Summertime Hangouts Revolve Around Good Food + Music
Growing up in eastern North Carolina, the four men of Parmalee learned to mix good music and good eating from a very young age. The stove was always hot, or the grill was always burning when family would gather. And the live music rarely stopped.
Little Big Town Cancel Additional Shows After Jimi Westbrook’s Surgery
Little Big Town have cancelled additional shows to let vocalist Jimi Westbrook heal. The “Girl Crush” singers were expected to return to the stage on July 31, but Westbrook is still recovering from vocal cord surgery.
The Best of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Singing Together [Watch] (VIDEO)
Thanks for the memories, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. While the two will surely be booked for the same event in the future (both are already set to play WE Fest the second weekend of August) they’re unlikely to sing a song together again. So Taste of Country has compiled the best moment…
Hunter Hayes Heartbroken After Hometown Lafayette Movie Theater Shootings
For Hunter Hayes, the movie theater shootings in Lafayette are personal. The "21" singer calls the area his home community as he grew up less than 10 miles away. Along with over a dozen other stars, Hayes reacted on Twitter.
Eddie Montgomery Goes on Twitter Rant About the U.S. Government [NSFW]
News of two Russian bombers flying just off the coast of California didn't sit well with many Americans, including Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery. The singer vented on Twitter with a 12-tweet message criticizing the handling of a few recent social and political events, and politician…
Blake Shelton Returns to ‘The Voice’ Following Divorce
Blake Shelton has returned to The Voice, and he's bringing baggage. In one of his first tweets since his divorce from Miranda Lambert became public, the singer shared that he's literally bringing luggage to the set.
Luke Bryan’s Birthday Cake Is Hilarious, But Disgusting
Last week, Luke Bryan told Taste of Country Nights radio that his wife Caroline likes to “creative” with his birthday cakes. Now, fans learn what that really means.
Alan Jackson Talks About the ‘Angels and Alcohol’ Song Inspired by His Father
Alan Jackson's admiration for his father is well-known, and it's been the inspiration for some previous hits. Another could come from his new Angels and Alcohol album. The singer says the first track came from good advice his dad gave him.