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.
RISER Jacob Davis Is a Nashville Newcomer With Louisiana Soul
Jacob Davis is an unforgettable country talent. When you walk away from his live show you know you just saw something unique.
Kelly Clarkson Selling Her Tennessee Mansion [Pictures]
Kelly Clarkson and her family are moving out of their 20,000-square-foot home in Hendersonville, Tenn., and into a farmhouse near Nashville. That means there’s a prime piece of real estate on the market, if you have the means.
Tim McGraw Urging Daughter Gracie to Record an Album
Tim McGraw wants his daughter Gracie to cut an album, and isn't shy about saying so. The country superstar says the 19-year-old is a great singer, influenced by Adele and Beyonce.
Maren Morris, ‘I Could Use a Love Song’ [Listen]
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Top 40 Country Songs for March 2017
Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt and Dustin Lynch all debut new songs on this list of the Top 40 Country Songs of March 2017. One cracks the Top 5, but the top spot goes to a man who's been grinding away with his single for weeks.
Introducing Taste of Country’s 2017 RISERS [Watch]
There are artists to watch, and then there are RISERS. Seven artists set to become stars in 2017 and beyond were revealed on Wednesday morning (March 1). It's a diverse list that includes solo males and females, and groups. Some you may know. Most you'll wish you met earlier.
Jason Aldean Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details, sharing background info on his c…
Little Big Town Tap Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt for ‘The Breaker’ Show at Ryman Auditorium
Little Big Town left the hits at home for the majority of Friday night's set at the Ryman Auditorium. The group instead played their new album The Breaker front to back with one or two, very notable interruptions.
LoCash Singer Chris Lucas and Wife Expecting Another Baby [Exclusive]
Another baby is on the way for LoCash's Chris Lucas. The singer tells Taste of Country their newest miracle will arrive on September 1 or September 3.
Kelleigh Bannen’s ‘This Nashville Life’ Podcast: Perspiration, Not Inspiration
Publisher Rusty Gaston says, “great songwriters win by perspiration, not inspiration.” He’s practical. And I think you’ll find much of what he has to say applicable to many different careers, not just to publishing and songwriting.