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.
Here’s Why Artists Are Wearing White Roses to the 2018 Grammy Awards
The accessory is the music community's way of showing support for the movement against sexual harassment.
See Inside Miley Cyrus’ Rural Nashville Estate [Pictures]
Pictures indicate she really loves green grass and shiplap.
Details of Las Vegas Gunman’s Plan and Coverup Emerge
According to new documents, the gunman intended to thwart the eventual investigation.
Confirmed: Justin Timberlake Collaborating With Chris Stapleton on New Album
The country singer is one of three collaborators announced for Timberlake's new album.
Carrie Underwood Sports a Wrist Brace in First Post-Fall Photo
The singer was photographed at the gym wearing a brace on her wrist.
Carrie Underwood Won’t Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame After All
Carrie Underwood's wrist injury will keep her from being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame this week, or at all in 2017.
2017 CMA Awards Performances — Full List
Nearly 20 performances highlighted the 2017 CMA Awards with tributes from Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and more leading the way. The show's theme was unity — heck co-host Brad Paisley even wore a "unity" t-shirt.
Media Told to Refrain From Questions About Politics, Guns, Vegas on CMA Awards Red Carpet
Media outlets covering the 2017 CMA Awards from the red carpet cannot ask artists about their political affiliations, views on gun rights or the Las Vegas shooting.
Pink, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Among 2017 CMA Awards Performers
See who's performing at the 2017 CMA Awards.
Tim McGraw’s Beautiful Birthday Note to Faith Hill Could Be a Hallmark Card
Tim McGraw's birthday wish to wife Faith Hill isn't fancy, but it's perfect. The singer turns 50 on Thursday (Sept. 21), and her man didn't let a minute tick off the clock before recognizing it.
Kenny Chesney + 10 More Country Singers Who Can’t Possibly Be 50 Years Old! [Pictures]
How it this possible?!
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker Lead Hurricane Relief Version of ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ [Watch]
Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker asked for help with a classic version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" on Tuesday night during the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief broadcast.
Faith Hill’s Seductive Hip Shake Stops the Internet (and Likely Tim McGraw’s Heart)
Dang, Faith Hill! Like DANG! The singer just shared a video of herself doing a seductive hip shake, and all we can say is DAAAAANNNNG!
Tears Flow When Garth Brooks Gives Young Musician the Guitar on His Shoulder
At a recent concert in Billings, Montana Garth Brooks unclipped his guitar strap, removed his guitar and ... well, you just need to see it.
6 Unforgettable ‘American Idol’ Auditions
We remember the winners, but too often we forget the American Idol auditions.
Keith Urban Explains How Nicole Kidman Inspired ‘The Fighter’
Keith Urban's newest single "The Fighter" was born from a conversation he had with his wife Nicole Kidman more than a decade ago.
Experience the Houston Rodeo Through Luke Bryan’s Eyes
Luke Bryan took Taste of Country readers and followers backstage on Instagram prior to his massive show at the Houston Rodeo on Thursday night (March 16). The singer and ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee shared pics from the hallways, with fans and of him receiving a special honor.
Scott Borchetta: Trent Harmon Will Go Country If He Wins ‘American Idol’
If you've watched the farewell season of American Idol closely, you've seen this coming. Scott Borchetta says if Trent Harmon is crowned winner on Thursday night, he'll take him to country radio.
Texas Teen Asks Girlfriend to Prom … With Help From George Strait
Two teens in Texas are going to prom together, thanks to George Strait. The King didn't know he was lending Jake Koppelman a hand last weekend as he rolled out his plan to invite Cheyenne Cavanaugh to prom. But without his help ... who knows?
Joey Feek Funeral Details Revealed
Joey + Rory's Rory Feek is back home in Tennessee with daughter Indiana. Funeral details have also been revealed.