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.
Watch the 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream!
Before country music's biggest stars sit down for the 2016 CMA Awards, they'll need to talk to Taste of Country. For a second straight year we'll be streaming live from the CMA Awards red carpet, and you'll be able to watch right here.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
Thirty country legends jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video for "Forever Country," an all-star collaboration that pays tribute to 50 years of the CMA Awards. In this behind the scenes video exclusive to Taste of Country, key artists join the song's producer and music v…
New Songs on the Radio for April 2016
The 2016 ACM Awards introduced a handful of great new songs to the radio in April 2016. Country music's biggest party included standout performances from Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Charles Kelley.
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6 Forgettable Country Crossovers
It seems everyone wants to go country.
Thompson Square Announce Birth of Baby Boy
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Craig Strickland’s Wife Shares His Touching Wedding Day Video
Craig Strickland's wife, Helen, has shared a snippet of a video he made for her prior to their 2014 wedding. The singer's widow once again expressed her love and gratitude for their one year together, adding that she will "forever cherish our year of marriage."
Brett Eldredge ‘The Elf’ Stage Bombs Couple Singing His Song
Last weekend Brett Eldredge put on his best “Buddy the Elf” costume and started popping up at honky tonks around Nashville, taking the stage where and when he could. No, it doesn’t make perfect sense, but the videos are sort of awesome.
Reba McEntire’s Divorce From Narvel Blackstock Finalized
Reba McEntire has confirmed her divorce from husband Narvel Blackstock is official. The singer shared the news on her Facebook page Thursday night.
10 Unforgettable Country One-Hit Wonders
There's no shame in being a one-hit wonder, because it's really, really hard to notch a hit. Every year brings songs and artists we'll never see or hear from again.
Joey Feek All Smiles During Playtime With Daughter Indiana
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2016 Grammy Nominees Announced
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