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.
Jon Pardi Hopes His Refusal to Chase Sets ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ Album Apart [Interview]
"There’s a lot of artists chasing stuff, and I’m not one of them, as you can tell from this record."
Top 40 Country Songs for September 2022
Three artists enjoying their first hit can be found inside the Top 10 on this monthly list of country music's hottest songs.
Kelsea Ballerini Divorcing Husband Morgan Evans
There were no indications that the pair's nearly five-year marriage was under duress in recent weeks or months.
Blake Shelton Says Family Is His No. 1 Priority Now
The result might be new music at a slower pace from Shelton.
Willie Nelson Reveals Life-Threatening COVID Battle
He says "I had a pretty rough time with it" but his wife Annie makes it clear it was very serious.
Kelsea Ballerini Borrows Shania Twain’s Iconic Grammy Dress for 2022 ACM Honors
Before the show they took a moment to pose together.
Luke Combs Gets Honest About ‘Crippling’ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Things have changed since he became a father.
11 Country Stars With Wild Former Lives [Watch]
This list of stars before they were famous includes a rock band, a death metal singer, a beauty queen and a country headliner.
Craig Morgan’s Reaction to Blake Shelton’s New Music Photo Is Tremendous [Watch]
"Oh, that's good," Morgan says after blurting out a big laugh. "Oh my gosh. I don't know what he's thinking."
Keith Urban’s Ambition Still Gets the Best of Him [Interview]
Fan collaborations, baby gender reveals, proposals — Urban always finds organic ways to communicate with his crowd.
How Olivia Newton-John Played a Part in Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s Love Story
The singer and actor both paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John after her death.
Olivia Newton-John’s Husband Pens an Open Letter to His Wife
He begins with, "Our love for each other transcends our understanding."
Olivia Newton-John’s Daughter Is Honoring Her Mom on Instagram + It’s Beautiful
"You are my lighthouse mama," Lattanzi writes.
Interview: The Truth About Dylan Scott
"I can't record or write a song that's not me. I just couldn't go on stage and sing it every night if it wasn't me."