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.
Jimmy Fallon Joins Chris Stapleton’s Band for ‘You Should Probably Leave’ on ‘The Tonight …
Watch as Jimmy Fallon plays a more than capable support to the country singer.
Luke Combs Drops a Smoking-Hot Unreleased Love Song, ‘The Kind of Love We Make’ [Listen]
"Let's get some candles burning and some records turning / All the lights down low, take it nice and slow," he sings at the chorus of "The Kind of Love We Make."
Lainey Wilson Says ‘Things a Man Oughta Know’ Saved a Marriage
Fans have given Lainey Wilson all kinds of strange suggestions for her hit song "Things a Man Oughta Know."
Remember Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Surprise Wedding?
"We'd try to plan it a couple of times, but everybody kept finding out about it," he'd admit years later.
Jason Aldean Blasts California Governor’s Vaccine Decision
"People in California should be outraged," he says.
50 of the All-Time Best ’90s Country Songs
The simplicity, the melodies, the head-jerking turn toward pop music, the mullets ... it's all here.
Hardy Speaks Up About the Country Music Association’s Morgan Wallen Decision
"I think it sucks," he says.
The Best Country Singer From Every State
See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
Tim McGraw Spills a Behind-the-Scenes Drinking Story From ‘Friday Night Lights’
On social media, the singer shared a funny, behind-the-scenes story from Friday Night Lights, his 2004 movie with Billy Bob Thornton.
Yes, Dolly Parton Heard Lil Nas X’s ‘Jolene’ Cover, and Yes, She Loves It
The cover has scored nearly two million views but Parton's was the one that mattered.