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.
Luke Bryan Rescues a Single Mom Stranded on a Dangerous Tennessee Road [Watch]
"He’s just a humble guy. I told my mom he went into dad mode."
Kane Brown Injured Falling Off the Stage in Memphis
The tumble happened as Brown was hopping from the stage onto a row of what looks like monitors in front of the stage.
Carrie Underwood’s CeCe Winans Duet Wins a GMA Dove Award
The pair performed the song as part of their medley at the 2021 ACM Awards.
The Best New Country Christmas Songs and Albums of 2021
Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Josh Turner, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson and more recorded Christmas standards for albums, EPs or digital releases this year.
Toby Keith’s $300,000 Gamble on Willie Nelson
“They said, ‘We don’t think Willie can get played on the radio.'"
Blake Shelton, Eric Church Among First 2021 CMA Awards Performers Announced
In total there have been seven announced performances for the ABC broadcast.
Lee Brice Pivots With ‘Soul,’ His Funkiest Single Yet [Listen]
Lee Brice's "Soul" is the "toeses" song.
Carrie Underwood Shares What Life With Mike Fisher Really Looks Like
The singer shared the dirty details on social media — and we do mean dirty.
Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan Deliver Acoustic ‘Buy Dirt’ Music Video [Watch]
The song from Davis' Buy Dirt EP is currently a Top 20 radio hit, but this new video illustrates how the lyrics hit on a smaller scale.
Scotty McCreery Has Beef With King George in ‘Damn Strait’ [Listen]
Saying yes to this song had to be among McCreery's easiest career decisions to date.
Kane Brown’s Daughter Can’t Stop Dancing to Dad’s Music [Watch]
Watch Kingsley Rose Brown get down to her daddy's music.
Travis Tritt Won’t Play at Venues That Require Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test
The singer says he's "putting my money where my mouth is."