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.
Justin Timberlake for CMA Awards Host? It’s Not a Crazy Idea
A few candidates seem likely while one singer feels like an exciting long shot.
Thomas Rhett Shares His Favorite Name for Baby Girl No. 4
The newborn will join older sisters Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love when she arrives in November.
Morgan Wallen Banned From Attending 2021 CMA Awards
The decision affirms the Country Music Association's earlier stance that the artist will not be honored or recognized in any sort of way this November.
Kelly Clarkson’s New Christmas Album Features Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge
Her second Christmas album includes three duets with contemporary singers.
Kelly Clarkson’s Ex-Husband Brandon Blackstock Is Going to Be a Grandfather
Savannah Blackstock is the oldest of Brandon's four kids.
‘American Idol’ Favorite Alex Miller Signs a Record Deal
His debut single with the label is coming soon.
How Blake Shelton Scored ‘The Voice’ Gig — Secret History of Country Music Podcast
In 2011, Shelton was a rising star with potential, but his commercial success was far short of historic.
Tim McGraw Struck by Alexandra Kay’s TikTok Cover of ‘Don’t Take the Girl’ [Watch]
"Somebody needs to sign this girl to a record deal," he wrote.
Reba McEntire Rescued by Ladder After Building Starts to Crumble [Watch]
One person was transported to the hospital after the rescue.
Carrie Underwood’s New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open Is the Amp Up We Needed [Watch]
For the ninth straight year, the country singer has opened NBC's coverage with a video that finds her trading scenes with the NFL's biggest stars.