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.
2021 Grammy Nominations: 5 Snubs, 4 Surprises + 1 Historic Moment
Maybe you only saw a list of names when the nominations were revealed. Our insiders spotted broken hearts and career-making moments.
Here Are the 2021 Grammy Awards Nominees
Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards include a mix of established country hitmakers and newcomers.
Kenny Rogers’ Estate Suing Over Final Tour DVD Package
Officially, Rogers' last call was in Oct. 2017.
Country Music Tours Scheduled for 2021: Full List
This list of country tours planned for 2021 will be updated frequently.
Lee Brice Describes His COVID-19 Symptoms
He tested positive on Nov. 8, just ahead of the 2020 CMA Awards.
Gwen Stefani Leaving ‘The Voice’
A familiar face will be stepping in for her to start Season 20.
Gwen Stefani Flashes Her Engagement Ring + It’s Bigger Than We Thought!
The knuckle-sized bling is eye-popping in size and beauty — see for yourself.
86-Year-Old Woman Jumps Up to Dance to Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme [W…
Marlene's dancing to the NBC show's theme might be the best thing you see this week.
New Country Music Albums Coming in 2021
There was plenty of time to write and record great country music for release in 2021.
See the Best Pictures From the 2020 CMA Awards
Including performances, acceptance speeches and CMA highlights.
Carly Pearce Almost Wrecked Her Car When She Heard Lee Brice Had Coronavirus
She was upset, to say the least.
Jon Pardi Is Beyond Excited for His Joe Diffie Tribute at the CMA Awards
As long as there are no technical issues, it should be an easy night for him.