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.
Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Is Getting a Spot on the Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas location will be the sixth Ole Red.
2021 CMA Awards: Top 5 Moments From a Truly Unpredictable Show
It was a night full of surprises. What was your favorite?
Luke Combs Crowned 2021 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year
It's the biggest award of the night.
Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ Wins Scrutinized Album of the Year Award at 2021 CMAs
This is Stapleton's third lifetime win in the CMA Album of the Year category.
Walker Hayes’ Kids Didn’t Forget a Promise He Made During the Worst of Times
"It's funny what kids remember," he says, awestruck, talking to Taste of Country.
Carrie Underwood’s Husband, Mike Fisher, on Vaccine Mandates: ‘It’s Time to Fight for Our Medical Freedom’
The former NHL player's statement came in response to criticism of Aaron Rodgers, who caught the COVID-19 virus this week.
The Cast of ‘Yellowstone’ Is Finally Talking About Season 4 [Watch]
Rip, Monica and Thomas Rainwater talk about the upcoming season and the development of their characters.
Walker Hayes Announces the Fancy Like Tour
In total, the Fancy Like Tour includes 19 concerts with multiple stops in Texas, Tennessee and Alabama, Hayes' home state.
Thomas Rhett’s ‘Slow Down Summer’ Is a Progressive Piece of Country Nostalgia [Listen]
Lyrically, Rhett co-wrote a nostalgic summer love song that stings just like it should.
Dolly Parton Shares Rare Photo of Husband Carl Dean
It's one of many throwback pictures Parton has been sharing on social media lately.
Walker Hayes Understands the Love — and the Hate — for ‘Fancy Like’
“We were watching 'Field of Dreams' one night and the commercial came on and we legit lost our minds,” Hayes tells Taste of Country.
Deana Carter Is Brought to Tears Watching ‘Strawberry Wine’ Tribute Videos [Watch]
The talent behind each tribute video was inspiring but the song's resilience after 25 years is what the moment represents.