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.
Luke Bryan Falls Off the Stage (Yes, Again!) in Indiana [Watch]
This year is taking a toll on Luke Bryan's body. The singer fell from yet another stage, this time during a concert in Noblesville, Ind.
Duets Album a High Priority for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
For years, fans have been asking for a duets album from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. The two superstars have always more than entertained the idea, saying it's something they greatly wanted to do, as well. Finally, the timing may be right for it to actually happen.
Watch the Best of Country Stars Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Country's biggest stars have taken the challenge -- the Ice Bucket Challenge! It turns out, dumping a bucket (or many buckets) of freezing cold water on your noggin brings in lots of money for ALS, as millions of dollars have been raised since Blake Shelton and company started taking the plunge…
Tim McGraw Didn’t Slap Fan, Rep Says
At first, Tim McGraw appears to be slapping a female fan who tore his blue jeans during a show in Atlanta on Sunday night (July 13). The singer's rep says that's not full story, however.
Scotty McCreery Reveals the Secrets of His ‘Feelin’ It’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Scotty McCreery takes fans and Taste of Country readers behind the scenes of his new music video for 'Feelin' It' in this clip. Watch as the singer horses around with his real-life friends and college roommates.
Garth Brooks to Go Digital, Announces New Record Deal
Garth Brooks' music will be going digital. The singer made the stunning announcement during a press conference on Thursday (July 10).
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Dirt’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
‘Dirt’ is not the song Florida Georgia Line fans were expecting. Gone is the bravado, the hyper-time drum beats and the contagious hooks. Instead, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard rely on steel guitar and lyrical depth to make this ballad work.
Kenny Chesney, ‘American Kids’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
Kenny Chesney proves he’s not ready to give up his King of Summertime crown just yet with ‘American Kids,’ a funky new song from his upcoming album. It’s a flavorful mix of imagery and nostalgia wrapped up efficiently with a Jesus bow...
Willie Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ Video Features Rowdy Backstage Fun – Exclusive Premiere
The title-track from Willie Nelson’s new ‘Band of Brothers’ album could be a theme song for his motley group of players and friends. The singer has released a video for the song that showcases the crew having fun backstage and off stage. During this ToC video premiere fans get a…