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.
Country Proud: See Artists Wearing the American Flag
They're not afraid to show their patriotism.
Randy Travis Re-Releasing Iconic ‘Storms of Life’ Album With Three New Songs
The album is remembered as pivotal in the transition from country's pop-leanings to a more traditional sound in the late 1980s.
Introducing the Secret History of Country Music Podcast
It’s not just history — it’s the secret history of country music’s biggest stars, songs and most notorious outlaws!
New York Attorney General Seeking to Dissolve NRA Due to Fraud
The AG is seeking to dissolve the gun rights group due to fraud.
Charlie Daniels Dead at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer was 83 years old.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Plane Crashes in Tennessee
Photos and video show the plane engulfed in flames.
Josh Abbott Band Cancel Weekend Shows After Las Vegas Shooting
The Josh Abbott Band have decided to take the weekend off after witnessing the shooting at Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday (Oct. 1).
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J., on Friday (Sept. 8).