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.
Remember Which Country Album Was the First to Be Certified Platinum?
This album changed country music forever.
Kane Brown Sells ‘Rex’ the Truck
It's the end of an era for Kane Brown.
Blake Shelton Is Pumped to Win 2020 AMA for Favorite Country Album
'Fully Loaded: God's Country' took the trophy on Sunday night, topping albums by Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.
Dan + Shay Lead Country Winners at the 2020 American Music Awards
Blake Shelton, Kane Brown and Maren Morris also won AMAs.
Dillon Carmichael’s ‘Hot Beer’ Is Much, Much Better Than It Sounds [Listen]
The tongue-in-cheek, get lost kind of breakup song would be an absolute live anthem if we did those kind of things in 2020.
Country Music Tours Scheduled for 2021: Full List
This list of country tours planned for 2021 will be updated frequently.
Florida Georgia Line Working on New Country Music Movie Musical
It's described as a "classic movie musical with contemporary sensibilities."
Laine Hardy Shines on Acoustic ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ [Watch]
This live performance is personal for the newest Taste of Country RISER.
Miranda Lambert Drops Inspiring New Song ‘Champion’ for ‘Make It Up As We Go’ Podcast [Lis…
Lindsay Ell also appears on the soundtrack.
Lee Brice Describes His COVID-19 Symptoms
He tested positive on Nov. 8, just ahead of the 2020 CMA Awards.