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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Including runs for Dan + Shay, George Strait, Riley Green and more.
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We can think of plenty or reasons why this is a good idea — nine, to be exact.
‘Yellowstone’ Season 1: 9 Things New Fans Need to Know (No Spoilers)
If you're watching for the very first time, here are the nuts and bolts of the show, with no spoilers.
‘Yellowstone’ Podcast ‘Dutton Rules’ Returns to Cover Season 1 on CBS
The popular recap show returns this week, with an eye toward the re-airing of Season 1 on CBS.
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