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.
Jackson Dean Drops the Vulnerable ‘Fearless’ Off at Country Radio [Listen]
Jackson Dean's new radio single "Fearless" presents as a song with as much bravado as "Don't Come Lookin'."
The Eagles Announce New 2023 ‘Hotel California’ Tour Dates
Six addition Hotel California Tour dates have been tacked on to the 2023 calendar, bringing the total to 12, plus one non-tour show.
Old Dominion’s ‘Memory Lane’ Is the Most Devastating Kind of Heartbreaker [Listen]
Like the best country songs, the story unfolds across three minutes — kind of risky in a swipe up society.
‘Yellowstone': How Did Beth Not Know About the Train Station? [Dutton Rules]
This baffling revelation from Season 5, Ep. 8 closes what was the biggest plot hole on Yellowstone.
Muscadine Bloodline Announce New ‘Teenage Dixie’ Album
The song "Teenage Dixie" was revealed alongside news of the album.
Country Song Power Rankings — January 2023
Taste of Country's monthly Top 40 list has undergone a makeover.
Canadian Country Legend Ian Tyson Dies at 89
"May he rest in peace."
Luke Combs Really Loves Miranda Lambert’s Divorce Record
It makes it that much cooler that he's gotten to record with her.
‘1923’: How Realistic Are the Brutal Boarding School Scenes?
Yellowstone prequel 1923's most uncomfortable scenes have nothing to do with the violence on the ranch.
Garth Brooks Returns the Favor, Honors Gladys Knight at Kennedy Center Honors [Watch]
Watch a clip of Brooks putting his all into Knight's most famous song, "Midnight Train To Georgia."
Don’t Worry, Willie Nelson Had a Great Christmas, Too [Picture]
The family photo finds the legend with two of his sons, plus his wife Annie and two dogs.
Luke Bryan’s Stunning $18 Million Florida Paradise for Sale — See Inside! [Pictures]
Wait until you see the view from the master bedroom.