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.
Top 40 Country Songs for July 2022
There's a new No. 1 this month.
Luke Bryan’s ‘Country On’ Is a Modern Blue-Collar Anthem [Listen]
The country-rock anthem doesn't name names, but it calls out under-appreciated professions and gives each a little urging.
Song Secrets: Luke Bryan Says ‘Country On’ Lyrics Have ‘A Little Patriotism, a Lot of Pride’
If the song reminds you of a No. 1 hit from the mid-1980s, you're on the right track.
Kip Moore Announces 2022 Fire on Wheels Tour
Boy Named Banjo will open the 21-date Fire On Wheels Tour.
Where Jimmie Allen Finds Truth on ‘Tulip Drive’ [Interview]
Jennifer Lopez brings fresh attention to the project but if he's made a good gamble, a Nashville nurse will help craft his legacy.
Sam Hunt Is Smiling Again With ‘Water Under the Bridge’ [Listen]
A soulful piano quickly mixes with a drum loop to create a new version of a sound that's uniquely Hunt and decidedly pop-country.
Blake Shelton Wrestling With Gwen Stefani’s Youngest Son Is Sure to Make You Smile [Watch]
He's become a real father figure to her kids.
Cole Swindell’s ‘She Had Me at Heads Carolina’ Is as Fun as the Original [Listen]
Jo Dee Messina released "Heads Carolina, Tails California" in 1996 and you'll hear her voice sampled during the first few bars.
Scotty McCreery’s Wife Gabi Pregnant With First Child
The couple have been married since 2018.
Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore + More Share Best Advice From Dad on Father’s Day
What's the best advice you ever got from Dad?
Brett Eldredge Doesn’t Have It All Figured Out Yet [Interview]
Several songs on his new 'Songs About You' album were born from feelings of being less than.
Hank Williams Jr. Explains Why He’s Not a Grand Ole Opry Member [Watch]
It has nothing to do with his father, and really there's no animosity.