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 Luke Bryan Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?
When when Luke Bryan made his Opry debut on April 6, 2007, the singer was barely married, and barely known to country music fans.
Jason Aldean and Country Girl Hannah Everhart Duet ‘She’s Country’ on ‘American Idol’ [Wat…
Aldean urged her to loosen up.
Jason Aldean Joins ‘American Idol’ Singer Caleb Kennedy for ‘Fly Over States’ Duet [Watch]
"Fly Over States" is a No. 1 Aldean single from 2012.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘My Savior’ Knocks Morgan Wallen’s Album Out of No. 1 Spot
It's also the No. 4 album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
Jason Aldean Performing Twice on ‘American Idol’ Monday Night
Jewel will also take the stage.
Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney’s ‘Half of My Hometown’ Is Nothing Short of Honest [Lis…
This fourth single from Kelsea is a vocal contrast to the album's two hits.
Carrie Underwood’s Easter Livestream Raises More Than $100K for Save the Children
The hour-long performance featuring songs from Underwood's new 'My Savior album' is still available on Facebook.
Top 40 Country Songs for April 2021
Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and Jake Owen are among the stars you can count on to hear all year long.
The Secret History of Why Barbara Mandrell Seemingly Vanished
It's been nearly 25 years since she disappeared. Why?
See Inside Carrie Underwood’s Breathtaking Tennessee Mansion [Pictures]
Find four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a wet bar, fitness center and tennis court.
Remember Which Jason Aldean Song Gave Thomas Rhett His Big Break?
Aldean took a chance long before anyone had ever heard of Rhett and his writing team.
Kenny Chesney: 10 Things Even No Shoes Nation Members Don’t Know
Get to know the lesser-known parts of country superstar Kenny Chesney's story.