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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To look at him is to wonder if her words weren't worth more than the reason for the celebration.
60 Real Names of Country Music’s Biggest Stars
These stars may not be who you think they are!
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Nearly a dozen new country songs were added to the Rate Country Music poll this month. Will there be a new No. 1?
10 Stunning Facts About Loretta Lynn’s Life and Career
While Loretta Lynn's professional accomplishments are how she'll be remembered, how she did it requires a bold-faced footnote.
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Top 40 Country Songs for October 2023 [Power Rankings]
Find country music's hottest songs, ranked using four key indicators. Then, at the bottom, weigh in on your favorite and least favorite songs.
Thomas Rhett Takes Care of Business in Nashville [Review]
The hitmaker's Home Team Tour 23 stop at Bridgestone Arena is what happens when an artist in his prime takes his job very seriously.
2023 People’s Choice Country Awards Performances: Full List
The best performances from the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards were personal.
Here Are the Lyrics to Toby Keith, ‘Don’t Let the Old Man In’
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