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.
Sound Off: Is Dylan Scott’s ‘Hooked’ a Hit? [Listen]
Dylan Scott's new single "Hooked" is built around a big, nearly irresistible country-rock chorus. The love-at-first-sight song stays true to a brand Scott has been building.
13 Controversial Country Songs
Country music and controversy go together like peanut butter and bananas. The mix isn't for everyone, but it's certainly interesting.
Report: Garth Brooks to Headline Stagecoach Festival
Garth Brooks has signed on to headline the 2018 Stagecoach Festival. It's his third announced date for next year, in addition to two slots at RodeoHouston.
‘Selfish’ Is Stephanie Quayle’s Sexy Song [Exclusive Premiere]
"Selfish" is a song from Stephanie Quayle's upcoming Love the Way You See Me album that requires a second listen. Then, if you're with the right partner, a second, third and fourth.
George Strait Working on Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
George Strait has revealed that he was personally affected by Hurricane Harvey and that he's working on a relief effort "with the whole country music community."
Dustin Lynch Is Pulling a Taylor Swift on His ‘Current Mood’ Album
There are several personal songs on Dustin Lynch's upcoming Current Mood album, including a few about "certain people and certain relationships."
Texans Are Hurting After Hurricane Harvey: Here’s How to Help
Record-setting rains continue to fall on Houston and surrounding areas after Hurricane Harvey first made landfall on Friday (Aug. 25). Here are several places to donate to be a part of the relief effort.
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Is Houston Bound After Hurricane Harvey
Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation is mobilizing and looking to help after Hurricane Harvey struck south Texas over the weekend.
Carrie Underwood Previews ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open
Carrie Underwood's preview for her new Sunday Night Football offers a behind-the-scenes look at the singer cutting the theme song.
Album Spotlight: The Cadillac Three, ‘Legacy’
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Album Spotlight: Old Dominion, ‘Happy Endings’
Happy Endings shows a different side of Old Dominion's artistry. The 12 songs are as a whole deeper and more patient than those found on their debut album.
Chris Lane Drops Acoustic Video of MacKenzie Porter Duet, ‘Circles’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Chris Lane will drop an unplugged version of his Girl Problems album on Friday but he wanted fans to see how a special duet on his debut release was created. Watch an acoustic music video for "Circles" with MacKenzie Porter during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.