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.
Troy Gentry Proved Nice Guys Can Finish First
One word kept popping up again and again on Twitter Friday afternoon as the country music community learned of Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry's death: friend.
Tyler Hubbard Recalls Father’s Helicopter Crash in Message to Troy Gentry’s Family
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says he couldn't help but recall his own father's helicopter crash when he heard about Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry's death on Friday afternoon (Sept. 8).
Remember When Garth Brooks Joined Kiss on Stage?
More than two decades ago, two musical legends joined forces when Garth Brooks and rock band Kiss shared a stage.
Dolly Parton and the Time She Nearly Committed Suicide
Dolly Parton's dog kept her from committing suicide, according to a new book of interviews the country music legend has done through the years. While stories of her contemplating suicide are not new, what the book claims led to that day is.
Jerrod Niemann, ‘God Made a Woman’ [Listen]
Jerrod Niemann's "God Made a Woman" is a big orchestral ballad he's been wanting fans to hear for nearly two years. The song is special to him in ways he's not yet shared publicly, but it's easy to use one's imagination.
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.
Garth Brooks Announces Free Show at SXSW 2017
During a Friday press conference at South by Southwest, Garth Brooks announced a free show slated for Saturday night (March 18) in Austin, Texas. But there's a catch for outsiders.
Little Big Town Tap Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt for ‘The Breaker’ Show at Ryman Auditorium
Little Big Town left the hits at home for the majority of Friday night's set at the Ryman Auditorium. The group instead played their new album The Breaker front to back with one or two, very notable interruptions.
LoCash Singer Chris Lucas and Wife Expecting Another Baby [Exclusive]
Another baby is on the way for LoCash's Chris Lucas. The singer tells Taste of Country their newest miracle will arrive on September 1 or September 3.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Brett Eldredge, ‘Somethin’ I’m Good At’ [Listen]
Brett Eldredge's new single "Somethin' I'm Good At" is a flat out, all-caps, country music JAM. The lead single from his third studio album fits the singer like a tailored suit.