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.
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…
Miranda Lambert Breaks Down on Stage Two Days Before Divorce Announcement [Watch]
Just days before Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce became public knowledge, Lambert broke down while singing “The House That Built Me” in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The moment may have foreshadowed what was to come.
Brantley Gilbert to Play #NoogaStrong Benefit Show for Fallen Soldiers
Brantley Gilbert is stepping up to help a community and families recover after a gunman opened fire, killing four last week. The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been shaken in the wake of the death of four Marines. Gilbert says he wants to be a part of the recovery and has volunteered to play a…
Luke Bryan Defends Himself After Outlaw Country Comments Spark Backlash
Luke Bryan says he was not attacking three legendary country outlaws when he declared that he’s not a "'Those were the good old days' kind of guy."
Luke Bryan Reveals ‘Kill the Lights’ Track Listing, Collaboration
Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights album includes six songs the singer wrote, plus one A-list collaboration — rare for the "Kick the Dust Up" singer.
Tim McGraw Returns to the Venue Where He Asked Faith Hill to Marry Him
Tim McGraw returned to the venue at which he proposed to wife Faith Hill on Saturday night (June 20), and put on a concert that for the thousands in attendance, was just as memorable.
5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Country Music Daddy
We're not gonna say we have the perfect gift for Father's Day, but ... okay, we have the perfect gift for Father's Day. Actually, perfect gifts. The new Taste of Country Store offers several handmade (in America) items your dad will love. And there's a couple dozen things moms an…
Toby Keith Closes Taste of Country Music Festival With Power, Patriotism
Toby Keith playing "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" to 15,000 country music fans will never get old. The singer closed the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival with his two most patriotic songs, but those were far from the only two highlights from Sunday night (June 14).
Tim McGraw Working on New Music and a New Movie
Tim McGraw didn't play any songs fans hadn't heard before during his set at the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival, but that doesn't mean he's not holding onto new music. The singer says he's working on an album and a movie, and his next single is likely to come from a new…