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.
Shania Twain Announces Massive 2023 ‘Queen of Me’ Tour
The international tour will begin in April.
Unseen Leslie Jordan Interview Teases a New Country Music Project [Watch]
Jordan — who died on Monday (Oct. 24) at age 67 — sat down CBS News' Anthony Mason two weeks ago in Nashville.
Leslie Jordan Dead at 67
Leslie Jordan released an album of gospel hymns in 2021 that featured many top country names.
Keith Urban Lets Luke Combs Steal His Stage During Nashville Concert [Watch]
The "Beer Never Broke My Heart" singer was one of several surprise guests at Bridgestone Arena.
Alan Jackson Pushes Remaining Tour Dates Due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Setback
"I hoped I’d be able to be there," Jackson writes at his website. "I hate to disappoint my fans. I tried as much as I could to play this show at this time."
Loretta Lynn’s Last Words for Her Fans Are a Gift to Remember
Loretta Lynn's legacy is one of country music, family and faith.
George Strait Remembers Loretta Lynn With a Personal Photo and a Show of Gratitude
"What an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented."
Loretta Lynn Dies: George Strait, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire + More Share Memories, Tributes
Some offered photos and memories while others just shared their feelings upon hearing about Loretta Lynn's death.
Security Guard’s Cover of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ Leaves Crowd Hollering for More [Watch]
Kevin looked a little nervous, but he sure didn't sound nervous.
How Wynonna Brought Mother Naomi Judd to the Stage During First Tour Stop
A performance of "Love Can Build a Bridge" was — as expected — among the more emotional moments of the 25-song concert.