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.
Reba McEntire Rescued by Ladder After Building Starts to Crumble [Watch]
One person was transported to the hospital after the rescue.
Cole Swindell’s Mom Has Died
Her death comes just over eight years after the unexpected death of his father.
Carrie Underwood’s New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open Is the Amp Up We Needed [Watch]
For the ninth straight year, the country singer has opened NBC's coverage with a video that finds her trading scenes with the NFL's biggest stars.
Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay Team Up for ‘Only Us,’ From the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Soun…
The movie 'Dear Evan Hansen' (due out on Sept. 24) is a film adaptation of the Tony Awards-winning Broadway musical.
Brantley Gilbert Dedicates New Song ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ to Military Killed in Afghani…
"13 brave American heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom this week."
David Lee Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cancels Shows
"Please keep David Lee in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery," his team shares.
Florida Georgia Line Cancel I Love My Country Tour, Citing COVID-19 Concerns
The 2021 I Love My Country Tour was set to begin in Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 24.
Garth Brooks Cancels All Stadium Tour Dates Scheduled for 2021
Rising rates of COVID-19 cases nationwide necessitated the decision.
Mark Chesnutt Tests Positive for COVID Amid Recovery From Surgery
His wife Tracie also tested positive.
The Judds Named Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees for 2021
"Twenty years, it's about damn time," Wynonna Judd said.
Luke Combs Clears Kindergarten Teacher’s Amazon Wish List
Luke Combs has been engaging with his fans on a very personal level lately.
Garth Brooks Makes a Little Girl’s First Concert Her Best Ever in Kansas City [Watch]
Her sign said, "Garth ... it's our 1st concert." The singer made it worthwhile.
What Faith Hill Is Saying About Her ‘1883’ Character, Margaret Dutton
As the matriarch of the Dutton family, she'll play the woman that started it all when the show begins on Paramount+ this year.
What Tim McGraw Is Saying About His ‘1883’ Character, James Dutton
The country singer has been cast as James Dutton in '1883,' slated to begin in 2021 on Paramount+.
It Turns Out Miranda Lambert’s Husband Brendan McLoughlin’s Brothers Aren’t Hard to Look a…
The three men may be "all hat, no cattle," but Lambert and her fans may not mind one bit.
See Kane Brown’s Before + After Pictures From One Year in the Gym
His wife says, "hottest dad bod out there."