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.
20 Great Memorial Day Songs
In honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Remember Tina Turner’s Tribute to Dolly Parton?
Turner tried country when she first went solo and it kinda worked!
Inside Kid Rock’s Replica White House
It's half the size of the real White House and has some very original features.
What Does the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Get for Winning the Show?
What does a winner actually walk away with? You might be surprised.
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Just Sam also let fans know there's more to the story.
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The 30 Most Controversial Songs in Country Music History, Ranked
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Garth Brooks Responds to Jelly Roll’s Very Aggressive Introduction
"He was raised right, you can tell that. He just loves what he does."