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.
Remembering the Country Stars Who Have Died in 2023
Country singers, songwriters and Hall of Famers all passed in 2023. May they forever rest in peace.
Mary Lou Retton Update: Olympic Hero Takes a Major Step Forward
It's truly been an up and down battle for Retton.
‘Yellowstone’ Explains Why John Can Never Forgive Jamie [Dutton Rules]
John Dutton's son Jamie can't put this genie back in the bottle.
16 Brilliant Responses to Morgan Wallen’s New Haircut Picture
Wallen cut off his mullet in August, but hasn't really shared a great picture of his new hairdo, until now.
Patty Loveless Shocked by Bob Seger Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
The reason for Seger's appearance dates back nearly 20 years.
64 Artists Who Are Not in the Country Music Hall of Fame
These men, women and groups have a Hall-worthy resumes and supporters. Is this going to be the year they get their Hall of Fame medallion?
Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Bob McDill [Pictures]
Here are the best pictures from the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion ceremony, plus a few more from before and after the show.
Tanya Tucker Couldn’t Hold Back at Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
If it's an unwritten rule that the inductee doesn't join artists on stage, Tanya Tucker didn't get the memo.
Taylor Swift Was VERY Distracted at the Kansas City Chiefs Game + TBH, We Can’t Blame Her
A photo gallery below finds the two adorable culprits.
Craig Morgan Speaks His Mind on ‘Enlisted’ [Interview]
"Sometimes it is difficult to not speak up. I mean, I’ve had to bite my tongue a few times.”