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.
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.
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.
These Brett Eldredge Fans Think They’re Surprising Him, But Nope! [Watch]
Three Brett Eldredge superfans were asked to help surprise "The Long Way" singer with a tribute video, but they walked away with a whole new reason to believe he's the best.
5 Can’t-Miss Moments From 2017 CMA Fest [Watch]
Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will co-host the 2017 CMA Fest special on ABC on Wednesday (Aug. 16). Their chemistry is just one of five things not to miss during the broadcast.
Scotty McCreery Finds a New Record Label Home
Scotty McCreery is no longer an independent artist. The "Five More Minutes" singer has signed with Triple Tigers Records.
Rascal Flatts, ‘Back to Us’ [Listen]
Rascal Flatts are seeking redemption with their new single "Back to Us." The title track from their latest studio album is similar to the slow heartbreakers that became their calling card a decade ago.
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.
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.
Michelle Branch Is Getting the Wreckers Back Together
Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp are getting the band back together, if only for a night. The Wreckers will perform a few songs during Branch's solo show in Nashville on Sunday (Aug. 13).
Luke Bryan Says New Music Is Coming Very Soon
Luke Bryan says he's 95 percent finished with his next album, and fans can expect new music sooner than they may have thought.