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.
Florida Georgia Line Respond to ‘Anti-Police’ Allegations
Florida Georgia Line are being accused of being anti-police in the days following weekend sets in Iowa and Wisconsin. The duo insist they have nothing but love and respect for police.
Blake Shelton Taps Gwen Stefani to Close Long, Loose Birthday Set at Country Jam
Blake Shelton's set at Country Jam in Colorado was punctuated by an appearance from girlfriend Gwen Stefani, but there was plenty to enjoy prior to their adorable duet.
Florida Georgia Line ‘Blown Away’ by Flo Rida During ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Mashup
Florida Georgia Line and rapper Flo Rida came together to create Flo Rida Georgia Line on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (May 9).
Trent Harmon Wins ‘American Idol’
Trent Harmon, the American Idol underdog, won Season 15 of the reality show on Thursday night (April 7).
Carrie Underwood Closes ‘American Idol’ Finale With ‘Something in the Water’
Carrie Underwood took the American Idol stage for the last time, and brought the show's performances to a close on Thursday night (April 7). The Season 4 winner stood on a pedestal to sing "Something In the Water" from her greatest hits album.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Flirt on Twitter
Two months after publicly confirming their romance, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are having flirty conversations in a very public forum. A recent Twitter exchange between the two singers and The Voice coaches shows they’re still very much into each other.
Kix Brooks’ Sister, Who Lived in Maine, Dies
Kix Brooks and his family are grieving this week. The singer shared that his older sister Midge has died, and he’ll be taking time to say his final goodbyes in her home state of Maine.