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Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ 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. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Exclusive: Sara Evans Recruits Vince Gill for ‘Stone-Cold Country’ Song ‘Better Off’ [Watch]

Sara Evans' invited Vince Gill to sing on a song called 'Better Off,' a ballad from her' new 'Slow Me Down' album. The cut finds Evans in her wheelhouse. “‘Better Off’ is a stone-cold country song,” she says in this behind-the-song video exclusive to Taste of Country.

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Mandy Moody Reflects on Decision to Have Six-Week-Old’s Eye Removed at St. Jude

The first weeks after childbirth are precious. Ideally, it's a time to bond with baby, but it's also a chance for mom to recover physically and emotionally. Mandy Moody's postpartum experience with her third child Lela was rudely interrupted when doctors discovered the strange glow in the little girl's left eye was actually retinoblastoma, a rare and malignant form of cancer. 

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Jerrod Niemann Introduces His ‘Donkey’ Song – Exclusive Preview [Listen]

In less than a month, Jerrod Niemann's fans will be able to get their hands on 'Donkey,' a laugh-out-loud new track from the 'High Noon' album. The song -- available for preview via this Taste of Country exclusive -- plays also plays a pivotal role in Niemann's 'Journey to High Noon,' a wild western filmed amongst a bar full of outlaws and beautiful women. 

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Rosanne Cash Performs ‘Etta’s Tune’ + More From ‘The River and the Thread’ – Exclusive Video

Rosanne Cash has released what she calls her best album ever. The 14 songs on 'The River and the Thread' tell raw stories of the southern Delta and were inspired by several trips to the area with husband and collaborator John Leventhal. The paired recently performed three songs during an intimate acoustic performance in the Taste of Country studios.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Visits Hospital After Back Injury

A day off didn't mean a day of rest for Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard. The long-haired half of the hit country duo got muddy on a dirt bike on Sunday (Feb. 16) after finishing up a weekend of tour stops. Unfortunately, the afternoon of fun didn't end well for him.

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