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.
Alabama’s Jeff Cook Dead at 73
The guitarist and vocalist for the Country Music Hall of Fame group died on Monday (Nov. 7) at age 73.
Jerry Lee Lewis Dead at 87
His death comes days after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Unseen Leslie Jordan Interview Teases a New Country Music Project [Watch]
Jordan — who died on Monday (Oct. 24) at age 67 — sat down CBS News' Anthony Mason two weeks ago in Nashville.
25 Years Ago Today: John Denver Dies in a Plane Crash
He was just 53 years old at the time of his death.
Willie Spence, Season 19 ‘American Idol’ Runner-Up, Dead at 23
The 23-year-old was runner-up to Chayce Beckham during Season 19 of the ABC reality show in 2021.
Jason Aldean’s Publicist Parts Ways With Him After Brittany Aldean’s Controversial Comments
The GreenRoom has represented Aldean for nearly two decades.
Morgan Wallen Faces Widespread Industry Backlash After Racist Slur
Within 12 hours, his songs were pulled from radio and streaming services.
T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne Comes Out as Gay
His family and close friends have known for years.
Garth Brooks to Play President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Brooks shared the honor with media on Monday (Jan. 18).
K.T. Oslin Dead at 78
Her best known songs were "Do Ya" and "80s Ladies."