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.
Brad Paisley to Release New Album in August
Brad Paisley's next album has a due date. Fans can expect his new album to hit stores on August 26, but that's about all he's sharing at this point.
Arrest Made in Scotty McCreery Home Invasion Robbery
Police in Raleigh, N.C. have made an arrest in connection with the home invasion robbery of Scotty McCreery and several friends. Additionally, new details were made available about what the thieves stole early Monday morning.
Complete Schedule for 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival Revealed
Before today, country fans planning on attending one of the best country music and camping festivals in the U.S. only knew who was performing. Now they know when stars like Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert and more will be playing at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival.
Justin Moore Says Wife Kate Having a Rough Pregnancy
Justin Moore and his wife Kate are expecting their third child this summer, and it's been a rough pregnancy. Moore says that's nothing new however. "She gets pretty sick and always has," he tells Taste of Country.
Singer Kevin Sharp Dead at 43
Country veteran Kevin Sharp died on Saturday night. The 43-year-old was best known for hits like ‘Nobody Knows’ and ‘If You Love Somebody,’ as well as being a passionate spokesman for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
‘Nashville’ Stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen to Headline St. Jude Concert After Country Mu…
Two stars of ABC's 'Nashville' will headline a concert on the evening of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon. Charles Esten and Clare Bowen (Deacon and Scarlett from the hit series) will play Bridgestone Arena on April 26. For Esten, the cause is personal.
Ronnie Dunn Prepares for Shows With George Strait
Many of the artists opening for and playing alongside George Strait on the Cowboy Rides Away Tour idolize the country legend. That's not necessarily the case for Ronnie Dunn.
Tim McGraw (Feat. Faith Hill), ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]
In some ways Tim McGraw’s new single ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’ is a metaphor for what’s happening in country music. There’s a lot to take in on a day-to-day basis. Flash and thunder steal the show … and then a song like this comes along and hits the …
Top 5 Viral Searches From the 2014 ACM Awards
As much fun as watching the ACM Awards is, keeping up with what people are searching during the awards show may be even more entertaining.
Josh Thompson Interview: New ‘Turn It Up’ Album Explores His Small-Town Roots
Josh Thompson's new 'Turn It Up' album (April 1) sticks to what the singer does best. The 10 songs fall in line with the unique brand of blue collar country this Wisconsin native introduced on 'Way Out Here' in 2010. A lots changed since then, but a few important things have…
Album Spotlight: Sara Evans, ‘Slow Me Down’ – ToC Critic’s Pick
A much more confident Sara Evans emerges on the 11 songs that make up ‘Slow Me Down,’ her new studio album. From top to bottom this project is a blast of energy. Even the ballads pop with new life an exuberance.
Garth Brooks’ Dublin Dates Create Community Uproar
A nearly five-year-old agreement to host no more than three yearly concerts at Croke Park in Dublin is at the center of a debate over the five Garth Brooks shows scheduled for July. Residents living near the stadium are upset that a written agreement is being ignored.