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.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]
Thirty country legends jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video for "Forever Country," an all-star collaboration that pays tribute to 50 years of the CMA Awards. In this behind the scenes video exclusive to Taste of Country, key artists join the song's producer and music v…
Jana Kramer Tangos Through Rib Injury on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ [Watch]
A rib injury may have held Jana Kramer back, but it didn't prevent her tango from getting one of the best scores during Monday night's performance episode of Dancing With the Stars.
New Songs on the Radio for September 2016
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Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turni…
Two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the superstar debuted a song that had come to him in the middle of the night weeks earlier.
Best September 11-Inspired Country Song? [Vote]
Country fans will never forget the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the weeks and months following the hijacking of four American passenger jets, artists like Alan Jackson, Darryl Worley and Toby Keith penned songs that still endure on radio today. What is your favorite September 11-inspired country song?
Remember When Hunter Hayes Was on Nickelodeon’s ‘Figure It Out’? [Watch]
In 1998, a young Hunter Hayes worked to stump the panel and impress the live audience during an episode of Nickelodeon's Figure It Out.
RaeLynn Shares How Her Parents Took ‘Love Triangle’
RaeLynn admits she was afraid to play "Love Triangle" for her parents. She was young, and she was admitting some things in song that she hadn't talked about before.
Top 40 Country Songs for September 2016
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Luke Bryan Reveals ‘Here’s to the Farmer’ EP Track Listing
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Kelsea Ballerini Didn’t Need to Be Talked Into That Jason Aldean Duet
Kelsea Ballerini nearly said "Yes!" before the question was full offered. The singer appears on Jason Aldean's upcoming They Don't Know album, singing "First Time Again" with the ACM Entertainer of the Year.