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.
George Strait’s ‘Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me’ Hat-Tips Two Country Legends [Listen]
This new version is more fully produced than the version Billy Joe Shaver would eventually cut.
Carrie Underwood’s Oldest Son Goes Hunting With Husband Mike Fisher
The 7-year-old recently joined his dad Mike Fisher on a hunting trip.
Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized, Postpones Remaining 2022 Tour Dates
Doctors told Jimmy Buffett he needs to take the rest of the year off.
‘Monarch’ Ep. 3 Continues to Rewrite Country Music History [Spoilers Alert]
Songs by Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Lizzo and more are performed during Ep. 3 of 'Monarch.'
Dylan Scott Lets His Traditional Roots Show With ‘Can’t Have Mine’ [Listen]
Dylan Scott's new song is built around this lyric: "Find you a girl that leaves you speechless / Gets wild on the town but still loves Jesus."
Parker McCollum Was Living ‘Handle on You’ When He Wrote It [Listen]
At the time, he found himself writing the same kinds of things again and again. This rut extended to his personal life.
Wynonna Judd on Mother Naomi: ‘I Feel Her Nudging Me’
Wynonna Judd's first TV interview will feature her speaking about her final moments with mother Naomi, and the days and weeks that have followed.
Reba McEntire Debut as ‘Sunny Barnes’ on ‘Big Sky’ Is Even Better Than Expected
Calling McEntire's Sunny Barnes a villain or antagonist just isn't true, at least not yet.
Amy Grant’s ‘CMT Giants’ Speech for Vince Gill Is True Love Defined
"Hey my love," Grant begins during a tender, personal moment from the show.
‘Monarch’ Executive Producer Explains the ‘Strangest, Eeriest’ Judds-Like Storyline
Trace Adkins and Susan Sarandon star in a country music drama that uncovers a sordid stash of family secrets.