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.
Top 40 Country Songs for December 2021
A remarkable 10 songs are collaborations between two of country's top artists.
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Urban announced more than 50 tour dates for summer and fall 2022.
Scotty McCreery Recalls George Strait Helping Him Clinch ‘American Idol’
“George called me up," McCreery tells Taste of Country.
Understanding the 2022 Grammy Nominations: Snubs, Surprises and Statements
Including Eric Church, Walker Hayes and Carly Pearce.
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Full ‘1883’ Cast Announcement Reveals New Plotlines for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Series
The full cast and character descriptions offer clues as to what 1883 has in store.
Luke Combs Crowned 2021 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year
It's the biggest award of the night.
Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ Wins Scrutinized Album of the Year Award at 2021 CMAs
This is Stapleton's third lifetime win in the CMA Album of the Year category.
Walker Hayes’ Kids Didn’t Forget a Promise He Made During the Worst of Times
"It's funny what kids remember," he says, awestruck, talking to Taste of Country.
Carrie Underwood’s Husband, Mike Fisher, on Vaccine Mandates: ‘It’s Time to Fight for Our Medical Freedom’
The former NHL player's statement came in response to criticism of Aaron Rodgers, who caught the COVID-19 virus this week.
Dolly Parton Shares Rare Photo of Husband Carl Dean
It's one of many throwback pictures Parton has been sharing on social media lately.