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.
Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem, ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)’
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Morgan Wallen Excluded From 2021 Billboard Music Awards Broadcast
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George W. Bush Denounces Behavior of Political Leaders After Capitol Breach
"Insurrection could do grave damage to our Nation and reputation."
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Las Vegas Shooting Victims to Split $800 Million
58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on Oct. 1, 2017.
2020 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed — Full List
Luke Combs and Carly Pearce announced the first CMA Awards nominations on Tuesday morning.
Report: Blake Shelton and ‘The Voice’ Pushed From September Television Lineup
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