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.
Kevin Fowler Proves Country Cred in ‘How Country Are Ya?’ Video – Exclusive Premiere
The title track from Kevin Fowler's upcoming seventh studio album asks a question the Texas singer is proud to answer. During 'How Country Are Ya?' Fowler is pushed by a cutie at the bar to prove his country credibility. The music video -- available for the first time via this Taste o…
Scotty McCreery Taking Over Taste of Country Twitter to Answer Fan Questions
Come Tuesday, Scotty McCreery is in charge. The 'See You Tonight' singer will be taking over Taste of Country's Twitter page for 30 minutes to answer fan questions about ... well, anything you want! His new album, school, his trouble with girls, his favorite pizza toppings -- nothing …
Dolly Parton Injured in Nashville Car Crash
Dolly Parton was one of three women who received medical treatment after a car accident in Nashville Monday morning (Oct. 21).
Sheryl Crow, ‘Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
Sheryl Crow's new single 'Callin' Me When I'm Lonely' is the anti-'Easy,' as it's a big vocal showcase that leans toward sharp, jabbing emotions. The country newcomer opens up to show off a voice that's bathed in retro cool. This is a no-tricks ballad tha…
Dierks Bentley Welcomes a Son
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy are now the proud parents of a baby boy! The singer welcomed son Knox Bentley on Wednesday night (Oct. 9). It's the third child for the couple of almost eight years.
Billy Currington Pleads No Contest, Sentenced on Elderly Abuse Charge
Billy Currington plead no contest to one charge stemming from an April incident with a tour boat captain near his home in Tybee Island, Ga. Friday's (Sept. 27) court hearing brings an end to a five-month investigation and court battle over who said what on April 15.
Jake Owen, Danielle Bradbery Compete on ToC Top 10 Video Countdown
New videos from Jake Owen and Danielle Bradbery promise to shake up the Taste of Country Top 10 standings next week. 'Days of Gold' and 'The Heart of Dixie' are moving quickly up radio charts, and both artists have very motivated fan bases. Will they or anyone else be able to det…
Kid Rock’s Home Intruder Gets Prison Time
A man who says he was too intoxicated to recall breaking into Kid Rock's Michigan property will have at least 46 months to try to remember what he did.
Mumford and Sons Announce Indefinite Hiatus
One year after releasing the critically and commercially successful 'Babel' album, the members of Mumford & Sons are taking a break. It could potentially be a long break, as keyboardist Ben Lovett says there is no band activity planned for the foreseeable future.
Kellie Pickler Show Delayed Due to Suspected Food Poisoning
The start of Kellie Pickler's weekend show in Baraboo, Wisc. was delayed as she recovered from a suspected case of food poisoning. Fans were alarmed when the singer posted a photo showing her arm with an IV in it. Later, Pickler thanked them for their "grace and understanding."…
Rodney Atkins, ‘Doin’ It Right’ [Listen]
Rodney Atkins goes back in time with his new single 'Doin' It Right.' It's from an upcoming new album, but it could be another cut from 'If You're Going Through Hell' (2006).
Kellie Pickler Corn Maze Opens Near Her Hometown in North Carolina
It's country corn maze season! Kellie Pickler is the latest artist to have her face cut into a field of corn.