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.
Kimberly Perry and Husband Introduce New ‘Kiddos’
The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry and her husband, J.P. Arencibia, have a pair of adorable pups counting on them for food, water and exercise.
10 Unforgettable Country One-Hit Wonders
There's no shame in being a one-hit wonder, because it's really, really hard to notch a hit. Every year brings songs and artists we'll never see or hear from again.
Blake Shelton Out as ACM Awards Host, Dierks Bentley In?
Luke Bryan will return to host the 2016 ACM Awards, but Blake Shelton will not. A promo video for the 51st annual awards breaks the news of Shelton’s departure while teasing who Bryan’s on-stage buddy may be next April.
Tornado Rips Through Miranda Lambert’s Hometown of Lindale, Texas
The town of Lindale, Texas is recovering from strong storms and tornadoes that ripped through the area over the weekend. The mayor of Miranda Lambert’s hometown has declared Lindale to be a state of disaster.
Rory Feek Shares Video of Joey Being a Mama Again
Last week, Joey + Rory fans on Facebook saw a photo of Joey Martin Feek playing with her 1-year-old daughter, Indiana. Now, there’s video.
Joey Feek All Smiles During Playtime With Daughter Indiana
It’s been a week of smiles for Joey + Rory’s Joey Martin Feek. On Monday she learned of her Grammy nomination. On Tuesday fans learned she’s made it a goal to live through the Grammys and her daughter’s birthday on Feb. 17. On Friday she enjoyed some motherly teaching tim…
Carrie Underwood Debuts Shorter New Haircut at the Opry — See a Pic!
Carrie Underwood took a couple of inches off recently. The singer debuted a new haircut while backstage at the Grand Ole Opry — a note from her personal stylist confirms the new cut is for real.
2016 Grammy Nominees Announced
Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton will be country's most nominated artists at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February. Both scored all-genre nominations in addition to nominations for Best Country Album and Best Country Song.
Top 40 Country Songs – December 2015
Despite the pageantry and buzz that came with the 2015 CMA Awards, the No. 1 song on Taste of Country's monthly Top 40 Country Songs list remains unchanged.
7 Unforgettable Country Wardrobe Malfunctions
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Carrie Underwood, ‘Heartbeat’ [Listen]
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Snow saved Joey + Rory’s Joey Feek from inconsolable anguish.