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.
Album Spotlight: Old Dominion, ‘Happy Endings’
Happy Endings shows a different side of Old Dominion's artistry. The 12 songs are as a whole deeper and more patient than those found on their debut album.
2017 ACM Honors Performances Focus on the Legends [Pictures]
Tributes to Glen Campbell, Reba McEntire and George Strait, plus a performance from the country King himself highlighted the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony.
Chris Lane Drops Acoustic Video of MacKenzie Porter Duet, ‘Circles’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Chris Lane will drop an unplugged version of his Girl Problems album on Friday but he wanted fans to see how a special duet on his debut release was created. Watch an acoustic music video for "Circles" with MacKenzie Porter during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.
Canaan Smith Hospitalized for Debilitating Stomach Pains
Canaan Smith powered through a show in Pennsylvania before receiving medical attention for the second time in two days. The singer went from being fiercely sick to stage to a hospital.
Chris Young Announces ‘Losing Sleep’ Album
Chris Young just released the details of his next studio album. Losing Sleep will be his sixth album, and it drops this fall.
Brett Eldredge’s Relationship With Love? It’s Complicated
Brett Eldredge just released his most personal album to date. His self-titled third album includes 11 vulnerable stories of the heart and one tribute to his brother. It's a raw, at times uncomfortable look at a singer who is very much in the middle of trying to figure it out.
Cole Swindell, ‘Stay Downtown’ [Listen]
Cole Swindell's new single "Stay Downtown" tweaks an often told country radio conversation. Not quite a drunk dial song, not quite a stay gone song, the new cut from You Should Be Here falls in between.
See the Moment Thomas Rhett’s Two Daughters Met [Watch]
Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren has shared video of the first time the couple's two daughters met.
Jacob Davis Singing ‘Where the Green Grass Grows’ Is Heavenly
One Louisiana-raised country singer pays tribute to another in this cover of a classic hit.
New Country Music Releases for September 2017
There are four major country music albums fans can't wait for in September, and that only includes the month's first Friday! Thomas Rhett and Kip Moore begin what is sure to be the biggest country month of 2017.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Having Twins, But It Gets Better
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is expecting two babies in February 2018. The singer is expecting twins.
Glen Campbell’s Wife Recalls Singer’s Final Moments
Glen Campbell's wife Kim has shared a letter describing the singer's final moments, his battle with Alzheimer's and her own well-being after his Aug. 8 death.