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.
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See the top country artist from each of the 50 states, plus the runners-up.
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"I think it sucks," he says.
Jason Aldean Blasts California Governor’s Vaccine Decision
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Top 40 Country Songs for October 2021
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Morgan Wallen Banned From Attending 2021 CMA Awards
The decision affirms the Country Music Association's earlier stance that the artist will not be honored or recognized in any sort of way this November.
Yes, Dolly Parton Heard Lil Nas X’s ‘Jolene’ Cover, and Yes, She Loves It
The cover has scored nearly two million views but Parton's was the one that mattered.
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