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.
The Best New Country Christmas Songs and Albums of 2021
Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Josh Turner, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson and more recorded Christmas standards for albums, EPs or digital releases this year.
Toby Keith’s $300,000 Gamble on Willie Nelson
“They said, ‘We don’t think Willie can get played on the radio.'"
Blake Shelton, Eric Church Among First 2021 CMA Awards Performers Announced
In total there have been seven announced performances for the ABC broadcast.
Travis Tritt Won’t Play at Venues That Require Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test
The singer says he's "putting my money where my mouth is."
Luke Bryan to Host the 2021 CMA Awards Solo
It's been a long time since the show had just one host.
Report: Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Says a Deer Led to DUI Arrest
He said a deer ran in front of his car, causing him to swerve off the road and into a tree line.
Walker Hayes’ ‘Fancy Like’ Dance — See the Best Celebrity Remakes [Watch]
The best "Fancy Like" dance remakes personalize the moves first seen when the singer and his 15-year-old daughter Lela took to TikTok. That was in June.
Jimmy Fallon Joins Chris Stapleton’s Band for ‘You Should Probably Leave’ on ‘The Tonight …
Watch as Jimmy Fallon plays a more than capable support to the country singer.
The Best Country Singer From Every State
See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
‘Yellowstone’s’ Youngest Cast Member May Be the Ultimate Insider
During the build-up to Season 4 of Yellowstone, Merrill has been posting pictures from the set that show him palling around with his fellow cast members.
Morgan Wallen Banned From Attending 2021 CMA Awards
The decision affirms the Country Music Association's earlier stance that the artist will not be honored or recognized in any sort of way this November.
Randy Travis Named 2021 CMT Artist of a Lifetime
The Hall of Famer was named as this year's honoree on Thursday (Sept. 30).