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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6 Unforgettable ‘American Idol’ Auditions
We remember the winners, but too often we forget the American Idol auditions.
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When AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and Rush Rocked SARSstock
This huge benefit concert found more than 450,000 people crowded into Toronto's Downsview Park.
Steven Tyler, ‘Love Is Your Name’ – Song Review
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