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.
Remember When Loretta Lynn Dang Near Made Alan Jackson Blush? [Watch]
To look at him is to wonder if her words weren't worth more than the reason for the celebration.
60 Real Names of Country Music’s Biggest Stars
These stars may not be who you think they are!
Does Jelly Roll Have America’s Favorite Country Song? Rate Country Music: October 2023
Nearly a dozen new country songs were added to the Rate Country Music poll this month. Will there be a new No. 1?
10 Stunning Facts About Loretta Lynn’s Life and Career
While Loretta Lynn's professional accomplishments are how she'll be remembered, how she did it requires a bold-faced footnote.
All Lainey’s Wilson’s Old Boyfriends Think ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ Is About Them
The "Watermelon Moonshine" singer has been taking all kinds of calls, DMs, etc ... about her latest No. 1 hit.
Top 40 Country Songs for October 2023 [Power Rankings]
Find country music's hottest songs, ranked using four key indicators. Then, at the bottom, weigh in on your favorite and least favorite songs.
Thomas Rhett Takes Care of Business in Nashville [Review]
The hitmaker's Home Team Tour 23 stop at Bridgestone Arena is what happens when an artist in his prime takes his job very seriously.
2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Performances: Full List
The best performances from the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards were personal.
Here Are the Lyrics to Toby Keith, ‘Don’t Let the Old Man In’
Keith performed the song at the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards in Nashville on Thursday (Sept. 28).
Toby Keith Brought Us All to Tears at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards
While Keith sounded strong, he and his wife Tricia's tears told anyone watching that his battle is A) either much more difficult than fans know, B) far from over, or C) both.
2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Red Carpet: See the Best Dressed! [Pictures]
Sometimes an awards show has a theme and artists all seem to wear red, or black or silver. Not at the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards.
Remember When Carrie Underwood Dated an NFL Player?
Asked if she'd ever write a song about him, Underwood fired a shot.
2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Presenters Include Blake Shelton, Lauren Alaina + More
Brothers Osborne will present Judd with the Country Champion Award, while Shelton will give fellow Oklahoman Keith the Country Icon Award.
Travis Kelce Reveals What His Mom Thought of Taylor Swift
Travis Kelce is talking about Taylor Swift watching him play football, for now.
HGTV’s Erin Napier Shares Shirtless Pic of Husband Ben on 40th Birthday
"You’ve worked so hard this year to rehab your shoulder and transformed yourself in the process," Erin writes. "The girls and I are so thankful for you."
16 Essential Country Songs About Other Country Stars
This list includes songs about Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton and George Jones by singers like Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Lainey Wilson.