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.
Leslie Jordan Dead at 67
Leslie Jordan released an album of gospel hymns in 2021 that featured many top country names.
Gwen Stefani Leaving ‘The Voice’
A familiar face will be stepping in for her to start Season 20.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Are Engaged — See the Ring!
The pop singer and 'The Voice' coach showed off her new ring in a picture.
Dan + Shay Announce 2021 the Arena Tour Dates
Their long break will stretch deep into the new year.
Charlie Daniels Dead at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer was 83 years old.
What Does the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Get for Winning the Show?
What does a winner actually walk away with? You might be surprised.
‘American Idol’ Won’t Truly Be Live, But It’ll Come Close
The show's producers sketched out how Season 18 will look and operate.
Christina Aguilera Says ‘The Voice’ Is ‘A Churning Hamster Wheel’
Don't expect to see Christina Aguilera squaring off against Blake Shelton on 'The Voice' anytime soon.
Maren Morris Releases ‘Dear Hate’ With Vince Gill After Las Vegas Shooting
Maren Morris decided there would never be a right time to release "Dear Hate," so she chose Monday (Oct. 2). The singer's duet with Vince Gill serves notice that love will conquer all.
See Inside Kelly Clarkson’s Jaw-Dropping Tennessee Mansion — It’s for Sale! [Pictures]
The 20,000-square-foot mansion has everything you could ever need!
For Parmalee, Summertime Hangouts Revolve Around Good Food + Music
Growing up in eastern North Carolina, the four men of Parmalee learned to mix good music and good eating from a very young age. The stove was always hot, or the grill was always burning when family would gather. And the live music rarely stopped.
Kelly Clarkson Brings Keith Urban, ‘Idol’ Judges to Tears With ‘Piece by Piece’
Kelly Clarkson closed Thursday night’s episode of American Idol with an emotional performance of “Piece by Piece” that brought the crowd — and Keith Urban — to tears.