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.
The Best Country Singer From Every State
See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
Morgan Wallen Banned From Attending 2021 CMA Awards
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.
Zac Brown Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis, Pauses Tour
"The bottom line is that I want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and crew first," Brown writes.
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.
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.
Luke Bryan Steps in for Emotional Dance at Niece Jordan’s Wedding [Watch]
The chosen song's lyrics set up a powerful, emotional moment.
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.
David Lee Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels Shows
"Please keep David Lee in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery," his team shares.