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.
What Happened to the Song Chris Stapleton Wrote With John Mayer?
What's up with that song, Chris?
Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ Is a Simple and Sweet Acoustic Love Song
If chosen as a radio single, it will be Stapleton's first in two years.
Willie Nelson Once Walked Off Stage Because He Was Too High
"I walked out there and said, 'Sorry,' and went back to the bus," he says.
Willie Nelson Is Remarkably Busy During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The legend would jump at the chance to safely play for fans, but he knows that chance won't come soon.
Charlie Daniels Dead at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer was 83 years old.
Ryman Auditorium Among Businesses Vandalized During Nashville Protests
At least 30 businesses were vandalized on Saturday night in Nashville.
5 Hit Songs You Probably Didn’t Know John Prine Wrote
Including well-known songs by George Strait, Miranda Lambert and more.
Chris Stapleton Sets ‘Saturday Night Live’ Return
Two years later, he's back!
Jake Owen Recounts Route 91 Festival Shooting From Side-Stage
Jake Owen was side-stage as shots began to ring out during Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The singer was able to give a horrific firsthand account of events.
Rolling Stones Lyric Banned From Man’s Tombstone
The Church of England will not allow the tombstone of a recently deceased man to have the modified lyric of a Rolling Stones song etched into it. The family of Charles Clapham hoped to use the line "It was only rock 'n' roll" as an epitaph, but the church dismissed t…
Taylor Swift to Join Rolling Stones in Chicago
The Rolling Stones announced that Taylor Swift will join them tonight (June 3) for the third of three shows in Chicago, Ill. Previous special guests for the dates at the United Center included Sheryl Crow on May 31 and bluesman Taj Mahal on May 28.
Bob Weir ‘Unable to Perform in Any Capacity,’ Furthur Band Cancels Show
The two incidents may be unrelated, but five days after Bob Weir collapsed onstage during his band Furthur's set in Port Chester, N.Y., the group has canceled its headlining set at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in Napa, Calif. They were set to perform on May 9.