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.
WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Learns Wife Amy Is Pregnant With Second Child
Their daughter Isla helped out.
Daytona 500 Crash Sends Ryan Newman to the Hospital
Newman is in serious condition.
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open Debuts [Watch]
Underwood leads the video between shots of game action and athletes posing for cameras.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Plane Crashes in Tennessee
Photos and video show the plane engulfed in flames.
Woodstock 50 Canceled: Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price Among Country Artists Affected
The event will not go on as scheduled.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.
Chase Rice, ‘Three Chords & the Truth’ [Listen]
Chase Rice's new single "Three Chords & the Truth" is a country tribute to country music. The singer weaves his story into what ultimately ends up becoming a love song.
Shania Twain’s ‘Poor Me’ Is the Heartbreaker Fans Are Expecting [Listen]
Shania Twain has released "Poor Me," a devastating new heartbreak song from her upcoming Now album. It's hard to believe the song is anything but biographical.
When AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and Rush Rocked SARSstock
This huge benefit concert found more than 450,000 people crowded into Toronto's Downsview Park.
Steven Tyler, ‘Love Is Your Name’ – Song Review
Steven Tyler isn’t just dipping a toe into country music. With “Love Is Your Name” the Aerosmith frontman dives head-first into the genre.
Outnumber Hunger Live! Concert to Stream April 18 – Exclusive Video Preview
Fans who couldn’t get to Las Vegas for the Outnumber Hunger Live! concert on April 4 can catch the show when it airs on Friday (April 18). Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts are just two of the acts that took the LINQ stage to perform for a good cause during ACM week.