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.
Brett Young, ‘Like I Loved You’ [Listen]
It turns out Brett Young does heartbreak pretty well, too. The singer and Taste of Country RISERS act bleeds during "Like I Loved You," a desperate breakup song from his self-titled debut album.
Scotty McCreery Reveals How ‘Five More Minutes’ Impacted His Dad [Watch]
Scotty McCreery's new single "Five More Minutes" was inspired by the death of his grandfather, Bill, who was Mike McCreery's father.
Bride-to-Be’s Message to Garth Brooks Leaves Him Speechless [Watch]
A bride-to-be says she postponed her wedding to be at Garth Brooks' concert at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., over the weekend. As he sang her a song, she held up a sign that stopped him cold.
ToC Critic’s Pick: Joe Nichols, ‘Never Gets Old’ [Listen]
Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" is a sunrise cup of coffee. A smooth, robust delivery calms the nerves. A heartfelt message leaves you on a high that will power your day.
Colt Ford Fan Steals the Mic, and Then He Steals the Show [Watch]
Colt Ford bent down to sing "Dirt Road Anthem" with a fan in a wheelchair, and the crowd hasn't stopped cheering since.
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!
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.
Miranda Lambert Is No Fan of Tour Pranks
Miranda Lambert won't stage bomb her opening acts, and they may not want to start a prank war with her. The singer says she's not a fan.
Miranda Lambert Simply Charming at Taste of Country Fest 2017 [Pictures]
Miranda Lambert charmed the crowd at the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival with a confident set on Saturday night (June 10).