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.
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…
Miranda Lambert Sings ‘You and Tequila’ With Kenny Chesney in Chicago
Miranda Lambert played her own set at Soldier Field in Chicago over the weekend, and then returned to the stage to join headliner Kenny Chesney on his hit "You and Tequila." Lambert sings Grace Potter's part on the ballad — fans were enthusiastic to say the least. Video shows t…
Florida Georgia Line Debut ‘Dirt’ at the Grand Ole Opry [Exclusive Premiere]
Florida Georgia Line brought "Dirt" to the Grand Ole Opry for the first time earlier this year, and the moment was one you had to be there to witness. Fortunately, even if you weren't in the crowd, you can take it in during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.
Remember When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Fell in Love Onstage?
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's anniversary is May 14, but knowing what we know now, another date is just as important.
Blake Shelton Says Luke Bryan Could Fill His Chair on ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton says Luke Bryan would be a good candidate to replace him on NBC’s The Voice, if the “Crash My Party” singer is willing to make some sacrifices.
Brantley Gilbert Shows Support of Second Amendment With New Tattoo
Brantley Gilbert is making a statement with his new tattoo. The "One Hell of an Amen" signer added to his already impressive back tattoo. Now text from the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution sits just above his waist line.
Miranda Lambert on Blake Shelton Hosting the ACM Awards: ‘I’m Nervous for Me’
For the fifth year Blake Shelton is co-hosting the ACM Awards, and Miranda Lambert is nervous about it. However, she’s not afraid that her husband will bomb. She’s afraid of what he’ll say about her.