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.
10 Artists Who Are Long Overdue for New Music (and When We’ll Get It)
Tanya Tucker ended a 10-year drought in 2019 and Shania Twain ended one at 15 years in 2002. Neither of these women can touch the No. 1 artist on this list.
6-Year-Old Jaxon Is Really Feeling This Luke Combs Song [Watch]
The short video was amplified by Combs, who quote tweeted the video, saying it inspired him.
Kelsea Ballerini Sings About Families on ‘Sesame Street’ [Watch]
She sings, "But the one thing every family has, whatever they may be / Is the thing that we call love / That's what makes a family."
Jana Kramer Has a New Man in Her Life
Officially, Kramer is in an "entanglement."
Brooks & Dunn’s Expanded Reboot Tour Will Include Travis Tritt, Elvie Shane
The duo added seven dates to 10 previously announced shows.
Lindsay Ell’s Broken Foot Is a Lesson for Dog Owners
The singer literally rolled around backstage during the show, riding a scooter that offered a message to anyone worried that she might be playing the victim card.
Kid Rock Doubles Down on Homophobic Slur
In a since-removed post on Facebook, Kid Rock acknowledged what he said but didn't back down.
Kid Rock Filmed Using Homophobic Slur Onstage in Tennessee
The clip finds him angry with fans who are filming his appearance.
Ree Drummond’s Daughter, Alex, Shares Stunning Wedding Photos
Portions of the event and the planning were filmed for TV.
Miranda Lambert and Jon Pardi Two-Stepping Is Pure Country Magic [Watch]
Pardi definitely led.
Eric Church Got Fired, But He Kinda Deserved It — Secret History of Country Music Podcast
The act, the banishment and the rising of Eric Church are all part of Ep. 3 of the Secret History of Country Music Podcast.
Kelly Clarkson Stuns Garth Brooks With ‘The Dance’ at Kennedy Center Honors
"That woman is a true friend to a song."