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.
Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Written After Engagement [Listen]
Sam Hunt announced his next single "Body Like a Back Road" will hit radio in one week and shared a clip of the "lighthearted" love song. While he's been writing for a new album for over a year, this new song was put together rather recently.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Welcomes a Baby Boy
Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his fiance Hannah Billingsley welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon. It's the first child for the 25-year-old and his fiance.
Trace Adkins, ‘Watered Down’ [Listen]
With "Watered Down," Trace Adkins does something artists of a certain age are often unwilling to do: he admits it.
Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt
Luke Bryan's Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek that reaches both coasts and focuses on outdoor amphitheaters. Bryan announced his 2017 tour plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) with a fantastic throwback video, premier…
Kane Brown (Feat. Lauren Alaina), ‘What Ifs’ [Listen]
Kane Brown's meaty country voice is sweetened with Lauren Alaina's high-octave harmonies on "What Ifs," the third single from Brown's debut studio album. The uptempo love song contemplates the many ways a relationship can go.
Blake Shelton, ‘Every Time I Hear That Song’ [Listen]
Blake Shelton's new single "Every Time I Hear That Song" is an aching ballad that finds the singer getting nostalgic at the sound of a familiar melody. The oft-used story line is brought to life with Shelton's big country voice and catch chorus.
Eli Young Band’s Bus Catches Fire
Eli Young Band's tour bus caught fire on Wednesday morning. The band shared the news on social media, saying, "We've lost more than a bus here."
Thomas Rhett Wouldn’t Recommend Blake Shelton As a Tutor
When asked if Blake Shelton was a good tutor Thomas Rhett flatly states: "Not really." Perhaps more interesting is that Shelton was called upon to help the young singer with his studies in the first place.
Remember When Garth Brooks Was Banned From Television?
CMT and TNN refused to play Garth Brooks' video for his 1991 hit "The Thunder Rolls."
ToC Critic’s Pick: Kristian Bush, ‘Sing Along’ [Listen]
During "Sing Along," Kristian Bush documents a relationship gone bad with the biggest bittersweet smile imaginable. The upbeat, nostalgic country song stings if you let it, and you should.