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.
How Blake Shelton Scored ‘The Voice’ Gig — Secret History of Country Music Podcast
In 2011, Shelton was a rising star with potential, but his commercial success was far short of historic.
Watch Tim McGraw’s Sexy and Sweet Birthday Message to Wife Faith Hill
McGraw starts by playing back an old interview where he's asked how he feels when he sees Hill's "Breathe" music video
Reba McEntire Rescued by Ladder After Building Starts to Crumble [Watch]
One person was transported to the hospital after the rescue.
Cole Swindell’s Mom Has Died
Her death comes just over eight years after the unexpected death of his father.
Luke Bryan Gets a Luke Bryan Statue Made of Bacon While on His Farm Tour
It's at least the second bacon bust we can remember.
Carrie Underwood’s New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open Is the Amp Up We Needed [Watch]
For the ninth straight year, the country singer has opened NBC's coverage with a video that finds her trading scenes with the NFL's biggest stars.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme Has a Controversial History
Easily forgotten are the three years she riffed on a Miranda Lambert song in place of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night."
Luke Bryan Steps in for Emotional Dance at Niece Jordan’s Wedding [Watch]
The chosen song's lyrics set up a powerful, emotional moment.
Country Artists Who Went ‘Dancing With the Stars': Worst to Best
Country music has made an impression on 'Dancing With the Stars,' but it hasn't always been a positive impression.
Jason Aldean Salutes 13 Military Members Killed in Afghanistan
The 11 Marines, one Navy medic and one Army Staff Sgt. ranged in age from 20 to 31 years old.
Luke Bryan’s Boys Look So Handsome in Their Wedding Duds
"Smile. Don't fight. Cheers," Caroline says in the video. They did as they were told.
Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay Team Up for ‘Only Us,’ From the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Soun…
The movie 'Dear Evan Hansen' (due out on Sept. 24) is a film adaptation of the Tony Awards-winning Broadway musical.