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.
‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Actor Clarence Gilyard Dead at 66
The 66-year-old may best be remembered for starring in nearly 200 episodes of the Chuck Norris adventure series as the title-character's partner and best friend.
‘Yellowstone': Ryan Bingham Shares How Walker Knife Scene Went Horribly Wrong
'Yellowstone' fans may recall the older cowboy turning and flinging a knife at the guy who just took his girlfriend.
Luke Bryan’s Wife Caroline Reveals What Led to Hip Surgery
She took to social media to share what happened and what she's doing to make sure recovery goes smoothly.
‘Yellowstone’ Star Ryan Bingham Knows Fans Want Walker Sent to the Train Station
Ryan Bingham says his 'Yellowstone' character is trying to stay out of trouble, but evidence shows he's done a poor job of it.
Jordan Davis Announces New ‘Bluebird Days’ Album
The album is the follow-up to 'Home State' (2018), but Davis has released a pair of EPs in the nearly five years between albums.
Chase Rice Announces New Album, ‘I Hate Cowboys and All Dogs Go to Hell’
Beyond the significance of the announcement date and the album's cover, the songs on this new album tell his story in a way he couldn't previously.
Dolly Parton Receives $100 Million From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for Charities of Her Choice
Amazon found Jeff Bezos awarded Parton the Courage and Civility Award, tweeting that she, "leads with her heart."
‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Premiere Brings a Big Ratings Jump
Final ratings were up big over a highly-anticipated Season 4 premiere in 2021.
Alabama’s Randy Owen on Jeff Cook’s Death: ‘I’m Hurt in a Way I Can’t Describe’
"He lived to play our music we created together," Alabama's lead singer begins
2022 CMA Awards Performances: Full List
Traditional performances from Chris Stapleton and Cody Johnson, fiery moments from Carrie Underwood and (literally) Elle King and a tribute to Alan Jackson were among the highlights.
Alabama’s Jeff Cook Dead at 73
The guitarist and vocalist for the Country Music Hall of Fame group died on Monday (Nov. 7) at age 73.
2023 CMT Music Awards Moving to Austin, Texas
After many years in Nashville, the broadcast will air live from Texas.