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.
Daytona 500 Crash Sends Ryan Newman to the Hospital
Newman is in serious condition.
‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ Is Closing in on Beth Chapman’s Last Days
Beth's battle with cancer has been a major focus of the new reality show.
Vevo Reveals Its Top 10 Most-Viewed Music Videos to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
Happy birthday, Vevo!
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Plane Crashes in Tennessee
Photos and video show the plane engulfed in flames.
Blake Shelton on Gwen Stefani Joining ‘The Voice': ‘I Think It Kind of Saved the Show’
"There’s no way around it. That sucks not having Adam there," Shelton says.
Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton to Duet on New Song ‘Dive Bar’
Brooks rarely cuts duets with anyone but his wife.
Listen to Walker Hayes’ Nicholas Sparks-ian New Song ‘Don’t Let Her’
Based on a true story.
Lady Antebellum’s ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ Is Familiar, Cathartic [Listen]
The new song relies on the classic tension between two lead vocalists.
Woodstock 50 Canceled: Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price Among Country Artists Affected
The event will not go on as scheduled.
5 Unforgettable Joey + Rory Songs
Only one song cracked the country Top 40, but many more made an impact with fans.
Abby Anderson’s ‘Good Lord’ Is a Blast of Country Sunshine [Listen]
The singer's infectious smile is nearly visible through the stereo speakers as you blast this uncompromising love song.
Paul Bogart’s ‘When the Cowboys Are Gone’ Performance Is Nothing But Authentic
It takes a real cowboy to sing a real cowboy song.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
Outnumber Hunger Live! Concert to Stream April 18 – Exclusive Video Preview
Fans who couldn’t get to Las Vegas for the Outnumber Hunger Live! concert on April 4 can catch the show when it airs on Friday (April 18). Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts are just two of the acts that took the LINQ stage to perform for a good cause during ACM week.
Willie Nelson Stars Alongside Harry Connick, Jr. in ‘Angels Sing’ Christmas Movie Clip – Exclusive Premiere
Willie Nelson plays a mysterious character named Nick in one of the year's more anticipated Christmas movies. 'Angels Sing' will be available on demand and in select theaters beginning Nov. 1. Watch the country legend star alongside Harry Connick, Jr. in this clip, premiering exclusively on Taste of Country.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Welcomes Baby Girl
It's a girl for Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.