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.
Charlie Daniels Dead at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer was 83 years old.
PICTURES: Kenny Rogers Through the Years, With Family and Famous Friends
The late country legend was seemingly everyone's friend.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Explains the Heart Emergency That Sent Him to the Hospital
He suggests that the pain came from heartbreak after his wife's death.
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Open Debuts [Watch]
Underwood leads the video between shots of game action and athletes posing for cameras.
Olivia Newton-John Wants People to Know She’s Not Near Death
She was all smiles and jokes.
Steven Tyler Shoves Fan on Live Television [Watch]
The incident happened this week during Tyler and his band Aerosmith's appearance on 'The Today Show.'
2016 Grammy Awards Predictions
It's actually not that difficult to predict winners in the 2016 Grammy Awards country categories. Several trends make at least one artist a sure thing, which means we're sure to be wrong.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Welcomes Baby Girl
Scott made the announcement on her Twitter page shortly before 3PM ET. "She's here," she wrote, "and we are in HEAVEN!!! Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"