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.
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Maybe you only saw a list of names when the nominations were revealed. Our insiders spotted broken hearts and career-making moments.
Kane Brown Sells ‘Rex’ the Truck
It's the end of an era for Kane Brown.
Here Are the 2021 Grammy Awards Nominees
Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards include a mix of established country hitmakers and newcomers.
Kenny Rogers’ Estate Suing Over Final Tour DVD Package
Officially, Rogers' last call was in Oct. 2017.
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Interview: Lee Brice Has Never Been So Vulnerable
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It's described as a "classic movie musical with contemporary sensibilities."
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This live performance is personal for the newest Taste of Country RISER.
Miranda Lambert Drops Inspiring New Song ‘Champion’ for ‘Make It Up As We Go’ Podcast [Lis…
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Luke Bryan’s Wife Is Limping Around, Again [Picture]
It's the second time in six months she suffered a serious leg injury.