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.
Blake Shelton Says ‘Minimum Wage’ Controversy ‘Is Absolutely Ridiculous’
Critics on social media said "Minimum Wage" was tone-deaf.
That Time Carson Daly Told Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to ‘Pump the Brakes’
"I said, 'You guys, pump the brakes. This is not good. This is not going to work."
Lindsay Ell and Boyfriend Adam Roa Have Broken Up
But don't worry, Ell isn't alone.
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard’s ‘Undivided’ Was Inspired by National Unrest
The peppy, pop-friendly country bop simply asks us to treat our neighbors with decency and kindness.
Laine Hardy Brings a Swampy Shuffle to John Anderson’s ‘Swingin” [Watch]
Hardy shows what he can do as bandleader during "Swingin'."
Kane Brown Shares New Song, ‘Nothing ‘Bout Loving You I’d Change’ [Listen]
Brown shared a new song on social media and says there's more to come.
Brittany Aldean Encouraged One Big Change in Husband Jason Aldean’s Career
Fans have embraced the results.
Ronnie Dunn Sticks Up for Blake Shelton’s New Song ‘Minimum Wage’
He wishes he'd have written it.
10 Monumental Stories From 10 Years of Taste of Country
A Top 10 from over 43,000 news articles, lists, reviews and profiles.
Carrie Underwood Announces ‘My Savior,’ a New Gospel Album
“I’ve been making music that I love and been giving my heart to the Lord,” Underwood says.
Dan + Shay Surprise Homeless Families With Fully-Furnished Homes
The responses are priceless.
Luke Bryan’s Niece Jordan Cheshire Gets Engaged
Jordan is the oldest of three kids born to Bryan's older sister Kelly and her husband Ben, both of whom died within a seven-year span.