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.
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TV cameras caught Jason Kelce celebrating shirtless, but missed so much more.
Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley to Head ‘CMT Giants: Alabama’ Tribute
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Joe Don Rooney Suffers Panic Attack on Plane to Nashville
The Rascal Flatts guitarist describes three excruciating hours spent mostly in an airplane bathroom.
‘Yellowstone': ‘1923’ Filming ‘About to Start’
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Jimmie Allen Sexual Assault Lawsuit Update: Lawyer Says He’s Stalling
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John Michael Montgomery Reveals Retirement Plans
"I've been fortunate and blessed to be able to do what I love for so many years," he writes.
Remembering the Country Stars Who Have Died in 2023
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Top 40 Country Songs of 2023, Ranked
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Dustin Lynch + Jelly Roll’s ‘Chevrolet’ Lyrics Explained [Taste of Country Nights, On Demand]
"The fact that they were cool and trusted us with the melody to go in and re-write the lyric for 'Chevrolet' is just awesome," Lynch says. "It's an honor."
Jelly Roll Sent 7,600 Toys for Families In Need This Christmas
This event was separate from the massive toy drive he hosted two months ago.
Luke Combs Reveals Tumbler to Benefit Lawsuit Defendant
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Tragic News Reports on Country Music Deaths
Here is how local news announced the deaths of 10 country singers and celebrities.
What Does the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Get for Winning the Show?
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While he's still receiving treatment, he says it won't define him any longer.
Mary Lou Retton Update: Former Gymnast Says She’s Improving, Slowly
"The love and support of my four amazing daughters have been a source of strength and inspiration throughout my journey."