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.
20 Great Memorial Day Songs
In honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Lisa Marie Presley on Life Support After Suffering ‘Full’ Cardiac Arrest
Her condition is not known.
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.
‘American Idol’ Winner Laine Hardy Arrested, Facing Felony Charge
The singer turned himself in to answer a felony charge on Friday.
Charlie Daniels Dead at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer was 83 years old.
Don Imus Dead at 79
The controversial radio host was admitted to a hospital in Texas on Tuesday (Dec. 24) and died on Friday (Dec. 27).
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Plane Crashes in Tennessee
Photos and video show the plane engulfed in flames.
Gunman Opens Fire at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, Killing 3
This is a developing story.
Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Victim Sgt. Ron Helus Died a Hero
Sgt. Helus died trying to stop the rampage,
Jim Nabors, Singer and TV’s Gomer Pyle, Has Died
Jim Nabors — an actor best known as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show — has died.
These Are the Faces and Stories of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
58 people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Describes Him as a Very Ordinary Man
The brother of the man responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival says he's dumbfounded by the news.
Photos From Route 91 Festival Shooting Capture Humanity Amidst the Chaos
Photos from the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting show chaos but also great humanity as people worked to make sure everyone had a chance to find safety.