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.
How Indie Rocker Beth Ditto Became Gigi Roman on ‘Monarch’
'Monarch' star Beth Ditto talks about growing close with Trace Adkins and good advice from Susan Sarandon.
Wynonna Judd on Mother Naomi: ‘I Feel Her Nudging Me’
Wynonna Judd's first TV interview will feature her speaking about her final moments with mother Naomi, and the days and weeks that have followed.
Reba McEntire Debut as ‘Sunny Barnes’ on ‘Big Sky’ Is Even Better Than Expected
Calling McEntire's Sunny Barnes a villain or antagonist just isn't true, at least not yet.
Willie Shaw Brings Old-School Soul to ‘Moonlight Memories’ [Exclusive Premiere]
It's what he says and how he says it.
Amy Grant’s ‘CMT Giants’ Speech for Vince Gill Is True Love Defined
"Hey my love," Grant begins during a tender, personal moment from the show.
‘Monarch’ Executive Producer Explains the ‘Strangest, Eeriest’ Judds-Like Storyline
Trace Adkins and Susan Sarandon star in a country music drama that uncovers a sordid stash of family secrets.
‘Monarch’ Ep. 2 Recap: Who Is in the Body Bag? [Spoilers Alert]
Ep. 2 of 'Monarch' is titled "There Can Only Be One Queen," but it could be called "A Tenuous Trust," because that's what viewers get.
Cody Johnson’s ‘Human’ Asks Fans to Write Their Own Ending [Listen]
The traditional country apology backs up his (to this point) career-defining single, "Til You Can't."
Scotty McCreery’s Hit Machine Keeps Churning With ‘It Matters to Her’ [Listen]
Could Scotty McCreery's streak of No. 1 hits reach six?
Preview Shania Twain’s Defiant ‘Monarch’ Appearance [Exclusive]
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‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1923’ Adds ‘Terminator’ Franchise Star
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Little Big Town Make a Strong Case for Prioritizing Albums
To talk about Little Big Town's accomplishments now would be to ignore how the songs on 'Mr. Sun' tilt their trajectory upward.