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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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Album Spotlight: Kenny Rogers, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

Kenny Rogers' new album 'You Can't Make Old Friends' is a collection of songs as diverse as this legend's career. No two of the 11 cuts could be placed neatly within the same sub-genre of country music. Intense displays of love, hope, anger and patriotism keep the listener pulled forward to hear what will come next.

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Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan Rolls His Truck Into a Pond

Luke Bryan may need to borrow his wife's car for a few weeks after rolling his truck into a pond. The singer tweeted a picture of what appears to be his black, Chevrolet pickup with its front end submerged in water. A boy that looks like his oldest son Bo is in the bed looking down at the tailgate.

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Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert
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Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand Getaway Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for country music's getaway party at the Riviera Maya in Mexico will go on sale Friday (Oct. 4) morning. Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer are the four headliners for Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand, the ultimate vacation escape. It's five days and four nights of nothing but white sand, blue skies and country music.

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Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan
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Top 40 Country Songs – October 2013

Keith Urban has a new song inside the Top 5 of the list of Top 40 country songs for October 2013. It's the second straight month he's done that, but he achieved the feat with two different songs. 'We Were Us,' Urban's duet with Miranda Lambert, isn't No. 1 this month. That honor goes to a song that is indisputably the hottest song in country music -- even if it's not everyone's favorite song. 

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Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson Asks for Helping Finding Stolen Armadillo

It's been almost a week and no one has come forward to return Willie Nelson's armadillo. The creature -- who goes by the affectionate nickname "Ol' Dillo" -- was swiped from a sound console after a show in Port Chester, N.Y. last week. Video footage shows the crime as it happened.

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Billy Currington Mug Shot
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Billy Currington Pleads No Contest, Sentenced on Elderly Abuse Charge

Billy Currington plead no contest to one charge stemming from an April incident with a tour boat captain near his home in Tybee Island, Ga. Friday's (Sept. 27) court hearing brings an end to a five-month investigation and court battle over who said what on April 15.

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George Jones Remembered in Two Tennessee Corn Mazes

Two corn mazes within driving distance of Nashville are paying tribute to the Possum this fall. Fans can get lost inside the likeness of country legend George Jones during Halloween season. Overhead images of both reveal an older singer in his classic performance-wear and eyeglasses.

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Blake Shelton
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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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