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.
Aaron Watson, ‘Outta Style’ [Listen]
Aaron Watson's "Outta Style" is pure country song with just the right amount of pop sensibility. In contrast to some of his more lonesome anthems the Cars-like intro howls some new direction. But by the end he's back in line.
Luke Combs, ‘Hurricane’ [Listen]
Luke Combs' debut single "Hurricane" tells a story you know, but regret. The singer's remorse is aimed at an ex-lover, a girl he can't keep out of his mind.
9 Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments
Miranda Lambert's unforgettable career has included five studio albums, eight Top 5 singles and thousands of memorable moments from her live show. We pick from all of those events, plus a few you may have forgotten about during this Unforgettable Miranda Lambert Moments video.
Miranda Lambert’s a Gypsy in ‘Highway Vagabond’ [Listen]
One by one, new songs from Miranda Lambert's The Weight of These Wings album are being released. The singer made "Highway Vagabond" available to fans on Friday (Nov. 4).
Watch the 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream!
Before country music's biggest stars sit down for the 2016 CMA Awards, they'll need to talk to Taste of Country. For a second straight year we'll be streaming live from the CMA Awards red carpet, and you'll be able to watch right here.
Cole Swindell Previews New Music From ‘Down Home Sessions III’ EP
Cole Swindell's new Down Home Sessions III EP includes five songs about love and love lost, and fans can hear the lead track "You've Got My Number" during this Taste of Country exclusive tease.
8 Unforgettable Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood CMA Awards Moments
Each year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's CMA Awards monologue gets stronger.
Miranda Lambert Put a Song Called ‘Highway Vagabond’ on Hold
Miranda Lambert has announced that the Highway Vagabond Tour will begin in January, and it may be named after a new song on her upcoming studio album.
2016 CMA Awards Performers to ‘Honor History of Country Music’
Modern country music will take a backseat at the 2016 CMA Awards next month. Instead of the usual push of current songs from new albums, today's artists will honor the history of country music.
13 Forgettable CMA Red Carpet Fashion Moments
We watch the CMA Awards for the performances, the speeches and — go ahead, admit it — the fashion. Sometimes, country's biggest stars choose looks that are outrageous or downright ugly. Time has not been good to the outfits that make this Forgettable CMA Red Carpet Fashion Moments…
Garth Brooks Announces Free Nashville Concert
Garth Brooks will celebrate his record-breaking seven diamond albums on Oct. 24 with a free show at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater.
Top 40 Country Songs for October 2016
A major country collaboration debuts near the top of October's Top 40 country songs list, but not at the top. "Forever Country" may be the most sought-after song on iTunes, but there's another one that hits on more platforms.