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.
Jana Kramer Is Pregnant!
"I never thought I would see the word pregnant again on a test," Kramer says.
Carly Pearce Confirms Breakup From Riley King
"We just simply were not right for each other, and that's the bottom line."
Shania Twain, Tanya Tucker + Wynonna Judd Sing ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ in Nashville [Review]
Kelsea Ballerini and Breland also joined Twain on stage.
Kylie Morgan Dishes Good Advice With ‘If He Wanted to He Would’ [Listen]
The modern country lyrics come with some post-modern perspective.
Hardy’s ‘Truck Bed’ Proves He’s the King of Rage Country [Listen]
This very modern-day drinking song features a more subtle form of anger.
Jelly Roll Tips Fast Food Teens $1,000 + Their Reaction Is Insane [Watch]
It's clear the money will bring these kids way more happiness than it brought him.
Why Lainey Wilson Wouldn’t Kiss Her Boyfriend on TV
"Does it look awkward?" she asks. Only a little, but we get it.
This Month’s Best New Country Songs — June 2023
Rate 20 potential country music hits and help the Taste of Country tastemakers know what's hot and what's not.
Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges Delight During Soulful ‘If You Were Mine’ [Listen]
Bridges' impressive range sets the tender ballad apart from anything in county music.
Taylor Swift Reveals ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ Collaborations
The album is a re-recording of her 2010 'Speak Now' album, which featured country hits like "Mine," "Mean" and "Back to December."