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.
Montgomery Gentry Singer Troy Gentry’s Father Dies
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry's father has died. The country duo shared that Lloyd Gentry died earlier Sunday morning (Aug. 13).
New Songs on the Radio for August 2017
Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Darius Rucker are amongst the country superstars with new music on the radio in August 2017. A few newcomers and at least one legend also make this list.
Rascal Flatts, ‘Back to Us’ [Listen]
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Lindsay Ell, ‘The Project’
The Project is an essential album for fans who like their brand of country music black and blue. Lindsay Ell's long-time-coming debut album is genre-less a la Sheryl Crow or Bonnie Raitt.
Granger Smith Leaks New Song, ‘We Got It’ [Listen]
Granger Smith hasn't shared many details of his next studio album, but he's already leaking deep cuts.
Kip Moore’s Plead the Fifth Tour Includes Drake White, Jordan Davis
Kip Moore shared his fall 2017 tour plans on Friday with the announcement of 15 shows on the Plead the Fifth Tour.
Taylor Swift on Alleged Grope: ‘It Was a Very Long Grab’
Taylor Swift testified that former radio DJ David Mueller intentionally grabbed her butt beneath her skirt during a meet and greet photo in June 2013. "It was a very long grab," she said in a Denver courtroom.
Lyrics Uncovered: Brett Eldredge, ‘The Long Way’
The story of Brett Eldredge's new single "The Long Way" is one of good timing. The singer had begun to turn a corner on his search for true love and his co-writer was about to be married.
Dustin Lynch Books Headlining Ride or Die Tour
Dustin Lynch will headline an 11-date tour of theaters, clubs and dancehalls this fall when the Ride or Die Tour begins on Nov. 3. Michael Ray, Lanco and Ryan Hurd will join him for select dates.
8 Songs That Describe the Pain of Alzheimer’s Disease
Here are 8 songs about Alzheimer's disease, from Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge and more.
Last Question With Brett Eldredge: Soulmates, the Edgar Bed Situation + More
Brett Eldredge's dog Edgar and his outlook on love were two things Taste of Country got the scoop on during this week's episode of Last Question.
Levon on ‘Ms. Mariane': ‘It’s About a Cougar Experience’ [Exclusive Premiere]
New country trio Levon have released "Ms. Marianne" as their debut single and yes, it's based on a true story. Singer Michael David Hall isn't shy to admit it's about a cougar experience.