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.
‘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.
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.
‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2022: Performers, Host and How to Watch
Here is everything you need to know about CMA Country Christmas 2022, including date, host, performers and songs.
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The new single — a collaboration with Blake Shelton and Vince Gill — makes a pledge to traditionalism.
Here’s Why Luke Combs Won the CMA for Entertainer of the Year
Breaking down winners of entertainment awards can become as much about why the other nominees lost as it is about why the winner won, but this article won't do — ah, what the heck!
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.
Watch Toby Keith’s Entire BMI Icon Award Acceptance Speech
Toby Keith's full acceptance includes several stories and lessons for the next generation and is heavy on gratitude.
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