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Billy Dukes

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. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Lady Antebellum
Paul Brasil for Taste of Country

Lady Antebellum Share Backstage Footage of Final Show Before Baby Break

Following Lady Antebellum's Saturday (June 15) performance at the Taste of Country Music Festival, Hillary Scott officially went on maternity leave. The singer is set to deliver her little girl sometime next month. The group's final set was much more than just another show. 

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Category: Country Music News
Joe Nichols

Watch: Joe Nichols Talks About Randy Travis Duet and Raising Daughters Before ToC Music Festival Set

Joe Nichols was handpicked by Randy Travis to record the new George Jones tribute 'Tonight I'm Playing Possum.' Before his set at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival, the 'Sunny and 75' singer told ToC that the two only recently developed a relationship, and Travis likely picked him because he knew he'd appreciate the opportunity. 

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Category: Country Music News
Gloriana
Jessica Bal for the Taste of Country Music Festival

Watch: Gloriana Dish on Tom Gossin’s Bachelor Party, Rachel Reinert’s Sexiest Men in Country at 2013 ToC Music Festival

Gloriana's Rachel Reinert responded to making the 2013 Taste of Country Sexiest Females in Country Music list at the Taste of Country Music Festival over the weekend. The lone female in the trio said she's both honored and embarrassed by all the attention, but she wasn't too overcome to quickly rattle off four names who top her personal Sexiest Males list. 

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Category: Country Music News
Father's Day
YouTube

Montgomery Gentry, Justin Moore + More Share Best Advice From Dad on Father’s Day 2013

Stars Justin Moore and the men of Montgomery Gentry are dads, but they're also sons who are no doubt thinking about their fathers this Father's Day. The two acts joined Craig Campbell and Dustin Lynch at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival this weekend, where

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Category: Country Music News
Jason Aldean
Broken Bow Records

Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’ – Song Review

Back country roads are becoming crowded this summer, with Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' the latest to take a girl and a fifth of something to a secret spot. The title track from this singer's most recent album stands out above many of the rest, however. It's a rare Aldean vocal showcase that uses a train to put a slightly different spin on this story.

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