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Billy Dukes

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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Blake Shelton Engages in Twitter War With Westboro Baptist Church

Blake Shelton has responded to the rumor that the Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing his upcoming Oct. 3 show in Kansas City, Mo. The Twitter exchange was ... colorful, to say the least, with both sides using words you may not want showing up on your computer screen at work.

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Little Jimmy Dickens Returns to the Grand Ole Opry

Little Jimmy Dickens has returned to the Grand Ole Opry. The 92-year-old was absent from most Opry performances in 2013, announcing in June that he needed three weeks to recover from radiation treatments to his vocal chords. Recently, he stood in the circle once again.

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Luke Bryan Helps YouTube Sensation Score First Kiss With ‘The View’ Host Jenny McCarthy

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New Country Music Releases – October 2013

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‘That’s My Kind of Night’ Songwriter Dallas Davidson Responds to Zac Brown’s Criticism

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Chris Young Pushed to Stretch His Style, Vocal Limits on ‘A.M.’

For Chris Young, a new album is an opportunity to push himself further both creatively and vocally. This comes with risks. It's easy to push too far and find your fans responding with criticism, or even worse, ambivalence. That doesn't seem like it's going to be a problem for this 28-year-old.

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Jason Aldean Comes to Luke Bryan’s Defense After Zac Brown Blast

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Gary Allan Says His Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Comments Were Taken Out of Context

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