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.
Alan Jackson Shares George Jones’ Last Letter
Not long before he died, George Jones penned a final letter to Alan Jackson. He was asking for a favor, one the younger country singer was likely happy to fulfill. Now, as Jackson releases his Angels and Alcohol album he's shared a photo of that letter with Taste of Country readers.
Reba McEntire to LGBT Community: ‘I’ve Got Your Back’
Reba McEntire made a video appearance at the Nashville Concert for Love and Acceptance concert last week, telling Ty Herndon and all in attendance: “I’ve got your back.”
Darius Rucker Offering Fans Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for a Good Cause
Next month, you could be playing golf alongside Darius Rucker and a bunch of his famous friends, just one day after kicking it VIP style at the Darius and Friends St. Jude benefit concert in Nashville.
Taste of Country Festival Survival Tips
The most popular country music festivals — like the upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival — last up to five days and include dozens of artists. It's a big commitment to try to take it all in, and you'll want to do so in a way that allows you to be presentable at work on Mo…
‘American Idol’ Canceled, Season 15 Will Be the Last
After 15 seasons, American Idol will end next year. FOX announced that the 2016 season will be the reality show's final season.
Reba McEntire Opens Up About the Song She Sang at Her Father’s Funeral
There's one song on Reba McEntire's new Love Somebody album that truly took her breath away. "Just Like Them Horses," a ballad penned by Liz Hengber and Tommy Lee James, reminded the singer of her father. In fact she originally wanted the song for his funeral.