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.
Tim McGraw Urging Daughter Gracie to Record an Album
Tim McGraw wants his daughter Gracie to cut an album, and isn't shy about saying so. The country superstar says the 19-year-old is a great singer, influenced by Adele and Beyonce.
Maren Morris, ‘I Could Use a Love Song’ [Listen]
Maren Morris reins in the feel-good for her new single "I Could Use a Love Song." The piano and guitar ballad from Hero is a no frills heartbreak song.
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Jason Aldean Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details, sharing background info on his c…
Remember When Johnny Cash Was on ‘Sesame Street’?
Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, wore blue denim the day he visited Sesame Street during the fifth season of the legendary children's show. He made a quick fan out of Oscar the Grouch, who really got into his song, "Nasty Dan."
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Sam Hunt Won’t Wait Long to Marry Hannah Fowler
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Luke Bryan: Fan Prayers Are ‘Lifting My Family Up’
Luke Bryan went out of his way to publicly thank fans and the country music industry before expressing how well-wishes have propped his family up during a difficult week. Bryan's niece from his wife's side of the family died on Tuesday.
Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae and More Get Real About Cancer for St. Jude
Cancer is personal for some of country music's biggest stars and newcomers. Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae, Trent Harmon and more all recently opened up about how cancer has touched their lives. This moving video shows how research done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps more than…
Top 100 Country Love Songs
Taste of Country runs down the top country love songs of all time.