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.
Toby Keith’s $300,000 Gamble on Willie Nelson
“They said, ‘We don’t think Willie can get played on the radio.'"
Scotty McCreery Brings ‘Damn Strait’ to ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ [Watch]
This is the first time McCreery has appeared on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show.'
Reba McEntire’s ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ Television Series Is Dead
"That's showbiz," she says.
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.
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.
Kane Brown’s Daughter Can’t Stop Dancing to Dad’s Music [Watch]
Watch Kingsley Rose Brown get down to her daddy's music.
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.
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."
Elvie Shane’s ‘Boy’ Is Soaking Up the Benefits of the Chart-Topping Song
He's also not shy about asking for his share.
Luke Bryan to Host the 2021 CMA Awards Solo
It's been a long time since the show had just one host.
Gwen Stefani Reveals New Videos From the Day Blake Shelton Proposed
The country singer dropped to bended knee on Oct. 17, 2020, and there were multiple witnesses.
10 Jaw-Dropping Facts About the ‘Yellowstone’ Cast, Including Teeter’s Famous Father
Kevin Costner is not the only cast member attached to award winning movies.
Zac Brown Explains the Cover of Band’s ‘The Comeback’ Album
Unlocking the easter eggs within the new Zac Brown Band album cover.