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.
Here Are the 2021 Grammy Awards Nominees
Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards include a mix of established country hitmakers and newcomers.
Kane Brown Sells ‘Rex’ the Truck
It's the end of an era for Kane Brown.
Dillon Carmichael’s ‘Hot Beer’ Is Much, Much Better Than It Sounds [Listen]
The tongue-in-cheek, get lost kind of breakup song would be an absolute live anthem if we did those kind of things in 2020.
Country Music Tours Scheduled for 2021: Full List
This list of country tours planned for 2021 will be updated frequently.
Interview: Lee Brice Has Never Been So Vulnerable
The 14 songs on 'Hey World' shrink the outsized legend of Brice to something more manageable and approachable.
Miranda Lambert Drops Inspiring New Song ‘Champion’ for ‘Make It Up As We Go’ Podcast [Lis…
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Lee Brice Describes His COVID-19 Symptoms
He tested positive on Nov. 8, just ahead of the 2020 CMA Awards.
Carrie Underwood’s HBO Max Christmas Special to Feature John Legend, Son Isaiah
Underwood's new Christmas special is set to debut on HBO Max in December.
Jason Aldean’s Wife Figured Out What Scares Him + Yes, There’s Video
The singer was sitting at home, watching television and eating Cheez-Its when Brittany sat down next to him for the first prank.
New Country Music Albums Coming in 2021
There was plenty of time to write and record great country music for release in 2021.