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.
Why Luke Bryan Won ACM’s Entertainer of the Year
One line on his resume stood out in 2020.
2021 ACM Awards Performances: Full List
There were at least two surprise collaborations among the performances.
Luke Combs Offers High Class Version of ‘Forever After All’ at the 2021 ACM Awards
The love song is fairly stripped down on his record, but it got a big boost for this CBS delivery.
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice Win 2021 ACM Awards Music Event of the Year for ‘I Hope You’re …
Pearce told Taste of Country first about her first 2021 ACM Awards win.
Blake Shelton Made Friends With an Opossum (Do NOT Try This at Home!)
He should have walked away. Instead, he got closer.
Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet Tests Positive for COVID-19
The rest of the group said he's recovering.
Kane Brown Wins His Very First ACM Award, Video of the Year for ‘Worldwide Beautiful’
Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley were also in the category.
Thomas Rhett Is Undeniably ‘Country Again’ During His Most Traditional Single in Years [Li…
The title track to his upcoming album represents the tone and theme of many of the 11 songs.
Billboards in Support of Morgan Wallen Appear in Nashville
The billboards are on display near Music Row in Nashville.
Luke Bryan Tests Positive for COVID-19
He shared the news and his health status on social media on Monday.
Gabby Barrett Named 2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year
The five nominees were Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Gabby Barrett, Mickey Guyton and Caylee Hammack.
Eric Church on Running a Live Tour: ‘I Have Become an Amateur Epidemiologist’
Is he nervous about it? Heck yeah he is.