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.
6 New Country Music Tours Announced This Month (February 2024)
Opening acts (if available) and ticket information is also listed.
‘Randy Travis, Come on Down!’ Country Legend Visits ‘Price Is Right’ [Pictures]
The country legend spent the day on set and scored a front-row seat for a recent taping.
10 Things ‘American Idol’ Doesn’t Want You to Know
'American Idol' winners are on a very long losing streak.
Home Free Give ‘Ring of Fire’ a Vibrant New Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
It's a bittersweet day that takes fans back to where they began 11 years ago.
The 50 Greatest Country Love Songs Ever
Love is in the air.
3 New Country Songs You Need to Hear This Week (Feb. 3-9)
More than a dozen artists dropped new country music worth considering but a trio of songs rose to the top.
Willie Nelson Sings Toby Keith’s ‘Don’t Let the Old Man In’ [Listen]
Nelson shared a brief note about Keith on social media, but this cover of "Don't Let the Old Man In" may be a better tribute.
11 Cringeworthy Country Commercials Fit for the Super Bowl
Willie Nelson is king when it comes to country music commercials during the Super Bowl, but there is a queen.
Police: Darius Rucker Was Carrying Psilocin
The traffic stop happened a year ago.
16 Active Country Stars Who Haven’t Released Albums in 5+ Years
Including three that sound very committed to breaking that streak in 2024.
16 New Country Songs + Albums You Missed This Week, Plus 1 You Absolutely Need to Hear (Jan. 20-26)
Find an unexpected Glen Campbell, Eric Church duet among the new songs released this week.
6 New Country Music Tours Announced This Week (Jan. 20-26, 2024)
The summer's biggest tour announcements are still a few weeks away, but artists are starting to pair up.