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.
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The Best Country Singer From Every State
See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
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The decision affirms the Country Music Association's earlier stance that the artist will not be honored or recognized in any sort of way this November.
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In 2011, Shelton was a rising star with potential, but his commercial success was far short of historic.
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