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.
Remember When the Dixie Chicks Received a Death Threat?
Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines was the target of a death threat when the country trio played in Texas in 2003.
Kip Moore, Dan + Shay and More Share Awkward, Hilarious First Kiss Stories
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Taste of Country asked over a dozen different country artists to share their first kiss stories. The responses are captured in these videos.
Who’s Impersonating Who? Country Stars Bring Their Best Impressions
Someone in country music does a great Jason Aldean impression. Someone else does a pretty good Luke Bryan impression. Can you figure out who's who?
Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton + More on Board for Heal the Music Day
Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Vince Gill and Keith Urban are just four of the 56,000 people in Nashville making their living in the music industry. On October 20, they’ll step up for Heal the Music Day.
Kelsea Ballerini Throws Ultimate Girl Power Party With Nashville Friends
Kelsea Ballerini's party to celebrate the successes of women in country music and to discuss the obstacles they face included nearly a dozen fresh, famous faces.
Kid Rock Stuns Gretchen Wilson With ‘Bad Feeling’
Gretchen Wilson's new Ready to Get Rowdy album includes a duet with Kid Rock called "Bad Feeling" that left her stunned, and she signed him up for it.
Dierks Bentley, ‘What the Hell Did I Say’ [Listen]
Dierks Bentley's new single "What the Hell Did I Say" is a variation on the good-time, throw responsibility to the wind, party song he's been leaning on for a couple years. It's subtly darker.
Chris Stapleton Ready to Remove His Finger Splint, Return to Stage
The splint on Chris Stapleton's right index finger is coming off, and he's going to walk on stage for the first time on Thursday night.
These Country Singers Sure Love Their Dogs
Country music's most elegant women and strongest men turn to mush when around they're around their dogs. See photos from Carrie, Thomas, Jason and more!
So, How Did Johnny Galecki End Up in Randy Houser’s Band?
When Leonard from the CBS hit the Big Bang Theory shows up on stage as your drummer you're going to get a few questions. Randy Houser was gracious enough to explain how and why and "what the heck?"
Dan + Shay, ‘Road Trippin” [Listen]
Dan + Shay's most pop-friendly single yet is "Road Trippin'," their third from Obsessed. The feel-good summertime driving song recalls early 2000s country music.
Old Dominion Reveal New Songs During Country Jam Colorado Set [Pictures]
Old Dominion played no fewer than three new songs during a headliner-quality set at Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo., on Saturday (June 17).