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.
Luke Bryan Rescues a Single Mom Stranded on a Dangerous Tennessee Road [Watch]
"He’s just a humble guy. I told my mom he went into dad mode."
Kane Brown Injured Falling Off the Stage in Memphis
The tumble happened as Brown was hopping from the stage onto a row of what looks like monitors in front of the stage.
Toby Keith’s $300,000 Gamble on Willie Nelson
“They said, ‘We don’t think Willie can get played on the radio.'"
Blake Shelton, Eric Church Among First 2021 CMA Awards Performers Announced
In total there have been seven announced performances for the ABC broadcast.
Scotty McCreery Has Beef With King George in ‘Damn Strait’ [Listen]
Saying yes to this song had to be among McCreery's easiest career decisions to date.
Travis Tritt Won’t Play at Venues That Require Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test
The singer says he's "putting my money where my mouth is."
Luke Bryan to Host the 2021 CMA Awards Solo
It's been a long time since the show had just one host.
Gwen Stefani Reveals New Videos From the Day Blake Shelton Proposed
The country singer dropped to bended knee on Oct. 17, 2020, and there were multiple witnesses.
Report: Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Says a Deer Led to DUI Arrest
He said a deer ran in front of his car, causing him to swerve off the road and into a tree line.
2021 CMT Artists of the Year Red Carpet: See Country’s Best Dressed [Pictures]
There was nothing to mask the identity of the artists and their significant others, and that led to a lot more smiles.
Cody Johnson’s Pilot Told Him ‘We’re Going Down’ — How a Near-Death Experience Shaped ‘Hum…
"I said, ‘You mean we’re taking it down,'" Johnson recalls. "He said ‘No, you need to prepare yourself. We’re going down.’"
Tim McGraw Confronts Heckler: ‘You Got a Problem With Me?’ [Watch]
McGraw then jumped into the crowd.