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.
Top 40 Country Songs for July 2022
There's a new No. 1 this month.
Reba McEntire + Boyfriend Rex Linn Will Co-Star In ‘The Hammer’ Movie on Lifetime
But will they be friend or foe?
22 Jaw-Dropping Facts About the ‘Yellowstone’ Cast, Including Kevin Costner’s Salary
Kevin Costner is not the only cast member attached to award winning movies.
Tim McGraw Spills a Behind-the-Scenes Drinking Story From ‘Friday Night Lights’
On social media, the singer shared a funny, behind-the-scenes story from Friday Night Lights, his 2004 movie with Billy Bob Thornton.
The Best Country Singer From Every State
See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
Blake Shelton Honors Police Officer Injured in the Line of Duty [Watch]
On Friday night, the singer gave Officer Aurash Zarkeshan the VIP treatment, 15 months after he was shot during a routine traffic stop.
Reba McEntire Rescued by Ladder After Building Starts to Crumble [Watch]
One person was transported to the hospital after the rescue.
Garth Brooks to Play President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Brooks shared the honor with media on Monday (Jan. 18).
Charley Pride’s 10 Best Songs and Biggest Hits
Charley Pride's trailblazing life and career came to an end on Dec. 12, 2020, but his catalog of hit songs will live forever.
How Well Do you Know Reba McEntire?
With the CMA Awards just days away and McEntire set to host once again, it seemed fitting to offer a refresh on six fascinating facts about the 65-year-old.
How Dolly Parton Saved Kenny Rogers From Passing on a Career Hit
He nearly gave up on a huge, huge hit.
10 Best Songs About Hard Work
These songs are tributes to the good ol' American work ethic.
Garth Brooks Reveals Daughter Allie’s Coronavirus Diagnosis
“Her husband works with us every day," Brooks shares.
Blake Shelton Seems Skeptical About Upcoming Season of ‘The Voice’
Girlfriend Gwen Stefani is also set to appear on the singing reality show with Shelton.
Gwen Stefani Returning as Coach on ‘The Voice’ for Season 19
This will be her fifth season as coach.
Meet the Top 20 ‘American Idol’ Singers for Season 18
Judges like Luke Bryan have already labeled their favorites.
These Country Singers Sure Love Their Dogs [Pictures]
They're all so sweet!
5 Greatest Moments From ‘Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!’
We won't spoil No. 1 as it's likely you'll have your own after watching the Sunday night special.
Remember When President George H.W. Bush Attended the CMA Awards?
Even the leader of the free world couldn't pass up a chance to see Garth.
Blake Shelton Does George Jones Proud Covering ‘The King Is Gone’ [Listen]
Blake Shelton singing George Jones is something you need to hear.