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 Alan Jackson’s Not-So-Subtle ACM Awards Protest?
It was one of the funniest moments in ACM history!
Luke Bryan Announces Return of Crash My Playa
Luke Bryan is headed back to the beach.
Blake Shelton Won’t Be Tweeting Much Anymore
His 20 million followers won't be disappointed, however.
Interview: Eric Church Felt ‘Fat and Happy,’ So He Moved His Team to North Carolina for ‘H…
Heart & Soul was born from Desperate Man, but not in the best ways imaginable.
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Over a traditional arrangement, Lawrence says that yeah, the pain is bad now but it's going to get worse.
Watch Carrie Underwood’s Latin American Music Awards Performance With David Bisbal
The pair shared air in front of a small live audience at the LAMAs in Sunrise, Fla.
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice Win 2021 ACM Awards Music Event of the Year for ‘I Hope You’re …
Pearce told Taste of Country first about her first 2021 ACM Awards win.
Blake Shelton Made Friends With an Opossum (Do NOT Try This at Home!)
He should have walked away. Instead, he got closer.
Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet Tests Positive for COVID-19
The rest of the group said he's recovering.
Eric Church’s ‘Heart & Soul’ Trilogy Is a Study in Country-Rock Heartbreak
It's best to review 'Heart & Soul' as three albums, not one trilogy.
Reba McEntire Postpones Her 2021 Arena Tour
The new tour will begin in Evansville, Ind. on Jan. 13 and take her through mid-March, with a focus on the midwest.
Kane Brown Wins His Very First ACM Award, Video of the Year for ‘Worldwide Beautiful’
Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley were also in the category.