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.
Dolly Parton Voted ‘Hot Again’ by Fans in Taste of Country Summer Hot List Awards
Parton topped Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill and the Zac Brown Band.
Tyler Hubbard Relishes the Chance to Tell His Story — Taste of Country Nights, On Demand
"I would want them to know that this is my heart and my soul. This is who I am."
Carrie Underwood Named Hot Country Artist of 2022 by Fans During Taste of Country Hot List Awards
With an album and tour on the way for this spring and fall it's easy to see why.
Tracy Lawrence Interviews an Early Musical Hero, Clint Black [Watch]
Fans of classic country music will appreciate the depth of this interview.
Cody Johnson’s ‘Til You Can’t’ Named Hottest Song of the Summer in Taste of Country Hot List Awards
It was an emphatic win for Johnson's No. 1 hit.
Alan Jackson Wins Hottest Summer Tour in 2022 ToC Hot List Awards
His 2022 One More for the Road Tour topped nine other tours to win this Taste of Country Summer Hot List Awards category.
Thompson Square Prove They Have Country in Their Soul [Watch]
This song was clearly meant for them.
Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins Reveals ALS Diagnosis
The longtime member of the group also announced the Hop on a Cure Foundation.
Dan + Shay to Perform at 2022 Billboard Music Awards
The Sunday performance will come one day after they open for Kenny Chesney at American Family Field in Milwaukee.
Who Is Jackson Dean? ‘Don’t Come Lookin” Singer Isn’t Waiting for You to Figure It Out
Be careful with assumptions about "Don't Come Lookin'" singer Jackson Dean.
Clint Black Remembers the Advice He Gave Miranda Lambert During ‘Nashville Star’
Black was the show's mentor and he also produced an early single for Lambert.
Luke Combs Scratched as 2022 CMT Music Awards Performer
He was slated to perform with Kane Brown.