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.
Jason Aldean, ‘They Don’t Know’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean's most recent tribute to rural American comes with a bit more indignation than the others. "They Don't Know" reflects the dreams, values and troubles found in small-town America.
Brett Young Explains Why He Still Sleeps With a Blankie
Brett Young's blankie has a name and a reason for still hanging around in his bed at night, some 30 years after most men give it up. The Taste of Country RISERS singer recently talked about why he still cuddles with his childhood blanket.
Randy Travis Reaches Another Important Milestone in His Recovery
It was a simple gesture, but a huge milestone for Randy Travis. They've been coming slowly, but steadily for the Country Music Hall of Famer.
Eric Church, ‘Round Here Buzz’ [Listen]
Heartbreak continues to be a common theme across Eric Church's radio singles. "Round Here Buzz," the fourth single from Mr. Misunderstood, finds the singer stuck and satisfied as his ex chases her dream.
Neal McCoy’s Father Dies
Neal McCoy's father, Hubert, died early Saturday morning (March 25).
George Strait Asking for Help to Decide His Top No. 1 Hit
George Strait has 60 No. 1 hits, and he's hoping you'll help choose which No. 1 is truly No. 1. A new app lets you choose your top three Strait songs while starting the conversation with your friends.
Luke Bryan’s Infant Niece Dies
Luke Bryan thanked fans for prayers after his 3-month-old niece Sadie Brett died on Tuesday (Feb. 21). The girl was battling an infection that affected her liver.
Top 100 Country Love Songs
Taste of Country runs down the top country love songs of all time.
One Year Later, Joey + Rory Win Their Grammy
Rory Feek's acceptance speech at the 2017 Grammy Awards was emotional, to say the least. Joey + Rory's win in the Roots Gospel Album category comes nearly one year after his wife's death after a long and highly publicized battle with cancer.
Friday the 13th: 13 Country Artists With Bad Luck
If cowboy boots worked as good luck charms, then none of the 13 bad luck stories on the following list would have ever happened. Unfortunately, money, fame and a honey-smooth voice can't keep Murphy and his insensitive laws away.
Top 40 Country Songs for January 2017
The top songs at the end of 2017 may start on this list of the Top 40 Country Songs of January 2017. Last year Maren Morris' "My Church" started January at No. 40, and arguably ended the year as country music's biggest and best song.