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.
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.
Dolly Parton Shares Rare Photo of Husband Carl Dean
It's one of many throwback pictures Parton has been sharing on social media lately.
Runaway June Staged a ‘Catfight’ to Prank Luke Bryan [Watch]
Luke Bryan's face tells the whole story.
Luke Bryan Rescues a Single Mom Stranded on a Dangerous Tennessee Road [Watch]
"He’s just a humble guy. I told my mom he went into dad mode."
Kane Brown Injured Falling Off the Stage in Memphis
The tumble happened as Brown was hopping from the stage onto a row of what looks like monitors in front of the stage.
Toby Keith’s $300,000 Gamble on Willie Nelson
“They said, ‘We don’t think Willie can get played on the radio.'"
Reba McEntire’s ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ Television Series Is Dead
"That's showbiz," she says.
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."