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.
Annie Bosko’s ‘Neon Baby’ Is the Burning Love Song You Crave [Listen]
The lyrics to this yearning ballad are meant for two.
Remember How Chris Stapleton’s Super Bowl National Anthem Brought an NFL Coach to Tears? [Watch]
Stapleton's Super Bowl version of the National Anthem is considered to be among the all-time best.
Joe Don Rooney Suffers Panic Attack on Plane to Nashville
The Rascal Flatts guitarist describes three excruciating hours spent mostly in an airplane bathroom.
Scotty McCreery, ‘Can’t Pass the Bar’ Lyrics Describe a Country Boy’s Friday Night [Listen]
Spoiler alert: This isn't a song about trying (and failing) to become a lawyer.
16 New Country Songs You Missed This Week + 1 You Absolutely Need to Hear! (Jan. 6-12)
If you're looking for some angry country music, these men have got you covered in January.
11 Country Hits You Probably Didn’t Know Are Cover Songs [Watch]
It doesn't have to be country to be country!
Does Luke Combs Have America’s Favorite Song? Rate Country Music: January 2024
Plus the results from the December 2023 Rate Country Music poll.
50 Country Albums Turning 50 in 2024
Dolly, Willie and more had found their voice, while other icons were stuck in transition. 1974 was a very important year in country music.
Walker Hayes Responds to Zach Bryan’s ‘Fancy Like’ Swipe
Within an hour, Bryan had begun to walk back his message about Hayes' song.
Country Confessions: Whose Poster Was Over Your Bed as a Kid? [Watch]
WWE wrestlers, Baywatch celebrities, boy band members and athletes were among the most popular responses, but they weren't all crushes.
Zach Top’s ‘Sounds Like the Radio’ Is Neo-Traditional Country Song Fans Are Craving [Listen]
The fiddle-bent foot-stomper leans traditional in a way most from this 21st century neo-traditional movement won't.
Gabby Barrett Reveals Miranda Lambert Collaboration, ‘You’re My Texas’ [Listen]
Lambert and Barrett wrote about something they're both passionate about.