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 Jelly Roll Represents the Next Generation of Country Star [Interview]
"This isn't just a tap of the toe. I'm fixing to cannonball into country music, baby. I'm coming in bellyflopping. I've got an album almost done. I feel great about it."
‘American Idol’ Winner Chayce Beckham’s Acoustic Performance of ’23’ Is Country Storytelling at Its Best
During a recent visit to the Taste of Country Nights studio, Chayce Beckham played two songs: "23" and a cover you need to see to believe.
Dan + Shay to Perform at 2022 Billboard Music Awards
The Sunday performance will come one day after they open for Kenny Chesney at American Family Field in Milwaukee.
Luke Combs Talks About ‘The Streak’
Luke Combs is 12 for 12. Can he make it 13? Should we even be talking about this?
Kane Brown Goes Full Circle With New Single, ‘Like I Love Country Music’ [Listen]
"Like I Love Country Music" is Kane Brown's new single from a forthcoming studio album.
Carly Pearce Loves the Kenny Chesney Tour, But … — Taste of Country Nights, On Demand
"I was like, 'OK, Kenny Chesney is in better shape than me.'"
The Judds’ Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech: Full Transcript
The two sisters shared the stage, telling jokes and stories through the tears at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Garth Brooks Tributes Ray Charles During Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony [Watch]
Brooks chose a 1984 hit from Charles for his tribute performance.
Wynonna Judd Will Attend Sunday’s Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony After Naomi Judd’s Death
The show will go on, per the Judd family's wishes.
‘American Idol’ Winner Laine Hardy Arrested, Facing Felony Charge
The singer turned himself in to answer a felony charge on Friday.