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.
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…
2014 CMA Music Festival – The Best From ToC’s Instagram Page
Taste of Country was everywhere during CMA Music Festival, and we had our phones working overtime snapping the best shots of artists, crowds and ... weirdness. There was plenty of each during the four-day country music festival. Here's the best from our Instagram page.
Dustin Lynch Remembers Sneaking Backstage at the CMA Music Festival
Dustin Lynch grew up just south of Nashville, but never went to the CMA Music Festival as a kid. It wasn't until he moved here full time at age 18 that he started attending. The 'Where It's At' singer remembers once sneaking backstage at one of the more popular venues.
Miranda Lambert’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing in West Virginia
A plane carrying Miranda Lambert was forced to make an emergency landing in Clarksburg, W.V. on Tuesday. The singer says her traveling group is fine — she even managed to make light of the situation.
Darius Rucker and Friends Share a Stage for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital [Pic…
Performances from Kenny Rogers and Corey Smith, a surprise from one-third of Lady Antebellum, and an all-star version of ‘Wagon Wheel’ were amongst the many highlights at Darius Rucker’s fifth annual charity concert for St. Jude on Monday night (June 2).
Kenny Chesney Releases Preview of New Song ‘American Kids’
Kenny Chesney fans got the best Monday morning wake up call ever today. The singer dropped a clip of his new single on YouTube, sharing that ‘American Kids’ will be revealed in full on June 20.
Miranda Lambert Buys Carrie Underwood a Motorcycle
Miranda Lambert surprised Carrie Underwood with a brand new motorcycle on Saturday! Underwood shared a picture of herself atop the black and chrome two-wheeler late Saturday night, admitting she needs a little training before hitting the open road.
Rascal Flatts Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Riot’ from ‘Rewind’ Album [Exclusive Video]
Sometimes a band will spend hours, days or even weeks deciding if a song is good enough to make an album. Then there are songs like 'Riot,' a ballad from Rascal Flatts' new 'Rewind' album. The trio talks about the first time they heard the song before performing an intimate,…
Billy Currington Sued by Georgia Boat Captain
The Tybee Island, Ga. boat captain who pressed criminal charges against Billy Currington in 2013 is now suing the singer. Charles Harvey Ferrelle III says Currington mocked, derided and libelled him before the plea deal was reached.
Miranda Lambert Rolls Up Shirt Sleeves for Adoption Drive [Pictures]
Country music's reigning Female Vocalist of the Year got her hands dirty helping out at a pet adoption on Friday in Madill, Okla. From the looks of things, Miranda Lambert wouldn't haven't spent the sunny day any other way.
Ronnie Dunn Prepares for Shows With George Strait
Many of the artists opening for and playing alongside George Strait on the Cowboy Rides Away Tour idolize the country legend. That's not necessarily the case for Ronnie Dunn.
‘Nashville’ Stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen to Headline St. Jude Concert After Country Mu…
Two stars of ABC's 'Nashville' will headline a concert on the evening of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon. Charles Esten and Clare Bowen (Deacon and Scarlett from the hit series) will play Bridgestone Arena on April 26. For Esten, the cause is personal.