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.
Dolly Parton’s Sister Sounds Off After Thanksgiving Halftime Show
Stella Parton came hard in response to sister Dolly's halftime show.
20 Years Ago: Ex-Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick Almost Shot to Death
Two stray bullets came within a couple of inches – or less – of killing him on Sunset Boulevard.
Jimmy Buffett’s Last Words Let Family Know the Party Wasn’t Over
"He had my grandfather’s twinkle in his eye to the end."
Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized, Postpones Weekend Concert
He says he expects to be back onstage soon.
Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized, Postpones Remaining 2022 Tour Dates
Doctors told Jimmy Buffett he needs to take the rest of the year off.
The Day the Allman Brothers Band’s Berry Oakley Died
The bassist is too often remembered more for the way he was killed than how he lived.
The Story of John Cougar Mellencamp’s Rootsy ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’
On Aug. 24, 1987, John Mellencamp released one of his best albums, The Lonesome Jubilee.
When Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Made an Incredible Comeback
Doctors initially reattached the drummer's left arm after a car crash, but it had to be removed after gangrene set in.
When AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and Rush Rocked SARSstock
This huge benefit concert found more than 450,000 people crowded into Toronto's Downsview Park.
Steven Tyler, ‘Love Is Your Name’ – Song Review
Steven Tyler isn’t just dipping a toe into country music. With “Love Is Your Name” the Aerosmith frontman dives head-first into the genre.