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.
Brenda Lee Emerges From Retirement for 2023 All for the Hall Performance [Watch]
The singer performed her song one day after learning it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Dolly Parton’s ‘Rockstar’ Album Did the Unthinkable Last Week
Sales of her 'Rockstar' album were No. 1 all-genre and among the best in country music in 2023.
26 Years Ago Today: John Denver Dies in a Plane Crash
He was just 53 years old at the time of his death.
Eagles Founding Member Randy Meisner Dead at 77
The bassist and founding member of the Eagles is best remembered for his high harmonies on early Eagles hits like "Take It Easy" and "The Best of My Love."
Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized, Postpones Weekend Concert
Buffett let fans know he expected to be back on stage soon.
Dolly Parton Has Plans For Willie Nelson’ 90th Birthday
"Willie’s always been so generous and so supportive of me and I've always loved Willie and always will," Parton tells Taste of Country.
Jerry Springer’s Cause of Death Revealed
"He never told me he was ill. And now, I think that night I saw him was his way of saying goodbye to me without saying goodbye," Wilkos says.
Jerry Springer Dead at 79
“He’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart and humor will live on,” a spokesperson says.
Legendary Songwriter Burt Bacharach Dead at 94
His extraordinary career includes some of the most memorable pop songs of all time. "I Say a Little Prayer for You" and "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" are just two examples.
WWE Legend Jerry Lawler Hospitalized After Medical Emergency
While initially described as a stroke, at least one outlet with ties to the wrestling community is labeling the event as a "blood blockage."