Billy Dukes is a Senior Editor and Executive Producer at Taste of Country, where he has over 11,000 articles to his name. His media background includes jobs as music director 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 three sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and home renovation.
Here Are the 2021 Grammy Awards Nominees
Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards include a mix of established country hitmakers and newcomers.
Remembering Hal Ketchum’s Best Songs and Biggest Hits
"Small Town Saturday Night" and "Past the Point of Rescue" were just two of Ketchum's biggest hit songs.
Dan + Shay Lead Country Winners at the 2020 American Music Awards
Blake Shelton, Kane Brown and Maren Morris also won AMAs.
Dillon Carmichael’s ‘Hot Beer’ Is Much, Much Better Than It Sounds [Listen]
The tongue-in-cheek, get lost kind of breakup song would be an absolute live anthem if we did those kind of things in 2020.
Gwen Stefani Leaving ‘The Voice’
A familiar face will be stepping in for her to start Season 20.
New Country Music Albums Coming in 2021
There was plenty of time to write and record great country music for release in 2021.
Remember When Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines Played ‘Saturday Night Live’?
It's one of his most memorable television appearances ever, for better or worse.
Carly Pearce Almost Wrecked Her Car When She Heard Lee Brice Had Coronavirus
She was upset, to say the least.
How Well Do you Know Reba McEntire?
With the CMA Awards just days away and McEntire set to host once again, it seemed fitting to offer a refresh on six fascinating facts about the 65-year-old.
Morgan Wallen’s Break From the Spotlight Was About More Than Anyone Knew
He doesn't love the circumstances that led to a break, but he's grateful.