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 50 Greatest Country Love Songs Ever
Love is in the air.
11 Cringeworthy Country Commercials Fit for the Super Bowl
Willie Nelson is king when it comes to country music commercials during the Super Bowl, but there is a queen.
Remembering the Country Stars Who Have Died in 2023
Country singers, songwriters and Hall of Famers all passed in 2023. May they forever rest in peace.
Top 40 Country Songs of 2023, Ranked
Luke Combs, Bailey Zimmerman and Morgan Wallen help shape this list of the 40 best country songs of 2023.
Tragic News Reports on Country Music Deaths
Here is how local news announced the deaths of 10 country singers and celebrities.
What Does the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Get for Winning the Show?
What does a winner actually walk away with? You might be surprised.
Mary Lou Retton Update: Olympic Hero Takes a Major Step Forward
It's truly been an up and down battle for Retton.
‘Yellowstone’ Explains Why John Can Never Forgive Jamie [Dutton Rules]
John Dutton's son Jamie can't put this genie back in the bottle.
16 Brilliant Responses to Morgan Wallen’s New Haircut Picture
Wallen cut off his mullet in August, but hasn't really shared a great picture of his new hairdo, until now.
Patty Loveless Shocked by Bob Seger Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
The reason for Seger's appearance dates back nearly 20 years.