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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The 50 Best Jason Aldean Songs, Ranked
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Dolly Parton Says She’s ‘Very Excited’ for Beyoncé’s Country Album
Some country music fans have questioned Beyoncé's country music credibility in the two weeks since she announced the upcoming project.
George Strait, Luke Combs + More Pay Tribute to Tom Petty with ‘Petty Country’ Album
The project features more than two dozen artists.
Due West Tap Dean Dillon for ‘Right Amount of Wrong’ [Exclusive Premiere]
The group will release 'Unbroken' on Friday (Feb. 23) and have chosen "Right Amount of Wrong" — a Dillon co-write — for Taste of Country readers to hear first.
Bellamy Brothers, Gene Watson + 50 Years of Risk Taking [Interview]
Singers and songwriters who walk a thin, bold line will meet the Bellamy Brothers.
Beyonce’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Is the No. 1 Song in Country Music
In shooting to No. 1, Beyonce sets or equals a number of records.
Garth Brooks Announces Friends in Low Places Grand Opening
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2024 People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet: See Country Music’s Best Dressed!
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