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.
Borderline Bar & Grill Mainstay Describes the Bar and Staff Wrecked by Shooting
“I know what it’s like to have to escape that kind of incident," Jones says.
Thousand Oaks Shooting Photos Capture Borderline Survivors’ Grief
This marks the second time in just over 13 months that country fans were attacked.
Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Victim Sgt. Ron Helus Died a Hero
Sgt. Helus died trying to stop the rampage,
Trump Moves to Ban ‘Bump Stock’ Devices Like the One Used in Las Vegas Shooting
President Donald Trump has directed his attorney general to propose changes that ban "bump stocks."
Opinion: How Do We Move Forward After Las Vegas?
Earlier today a reporter for a cable news network asked me how country music would move forward after the attacks in Las Vegas. I hope I said something that made sense and represented our community intelligently, but the truth is I'm not so sure. Or at least I wasn't then.
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.
Route 91 Festival Performers Mark Themselves Safe After Mass Shooting
A dozen country artists plus their band and crew were at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when gunfire broke out. Most have let fans know they are safe after the Las Vegas attacks.
Taylor Swift on Alleged Grope: ‘It Was a Very Long Grab’
Taylor Swift testified that former radio DJ David Mueller intentionally grabbed her butt beneath her skirt during a meet and greet photo in June 2013. "It was a very long grab," she said in a Denver courtroom.