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.
2021 Country Music Festivals Guide
These scheduled festivals promise your outdoor music fix in a fun and safe environment.
2021 ACM Awards Nominees Revealed: Full List
Who is going to win the ACM for Entertainer of the Year in 2021?
Chase Bryant Opens Up About Attempting Suicide in 2018
The "Little Bit of You" singer hopes his story can save someone else's life, as well.
Morgan Wallen Suspended Indefinitely by Record Label, Big Loud Records
The announcement means that he's effectively dropped.
T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne Comes Out as Gay
His family and close friends have known for years.
Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner Welcome a Baby Girl
Gabby Barrett and her husband Cade Foehner welcomed their first child on Jan. 18 ... Find out her unique name!
For Brett Eldredge, Christmas Is Not a Day Off
Brett Eldredge tried to take a day off on Christmas. His family wouldn't let him.
50 Merry Country Christmas Songs to Get You in the Spirit
Drinking Christmas songs, romantic Christmas songs, rowdy Christmas songs and spiritual Christmas songs all make this list.
K.T. Oslin Dead at 78
Her best known songs were "Do Ya" and "80s Ladies."
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.
Gwen Stefani Leaving ‘The Voice’
A familiar face will be stepping in for her to start Season 20.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Are Engaged — See the Ring!
The pop singer and 'The Voice' coach showed off her new ring in a picture.