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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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Chris Young Says New Album Will Better Reflect His Live Show

As the fourth single from 'Neon' nears the top of the charts, Chris Young is preparing to release new music. The singer tells Taste of Country that his next album is finished and the focus is on tempo. Fans can expect a faster paced-record than his previous three, one that better reflects his live show. 

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Charlie Daniels ‘Ready to Rock’ After Pacemaker Implant

A pacemaker won't slow Charlie Daniels down. The Charlie Daniels Band frontman says his fiddling or movements on stage won't be compromised with the device implanted in his chest. He underwent the procedure last month after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He returns to the stage Friday night (April 12) in Verona, N.Y.

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Gary Allan Already Thinking About His Next Album

Two days after 'Set You Free' was released in January, Gary Allan began thinking about his next album. He tells Taste of Country that he was at an event with songwriter Hillary Lindsey -- whose credits include 'Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)' and 'Two Black Cadillacs' -- during release week, and he tried to corner her to write. She laughed and reminded him that his last project was just days old. "That means we have one year to get this done," he remembers telling her, semi-seriously.

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What Music Video Is This Picture From?

This old grainy footage of a bride kissing her groom comes from a relatively new country music video. It's a video that focuses on the past, however -- specifically those who've moved on to life after death. Do you recognize this kissing couple? There are plenty more famous faces found throughout the entire clip. 

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60 Seconds With the Band Perry

What inspired 'Pioneer'? What's in store for their future? Talk about touring with Rascal Flatts ... These are all professional questions to ask a band like the Band Perry, a family trio that just found out their new album is atop the country album charts, with almost 130,000 copies sold it its debut week. Fans want the scoop though, and Neil, Kimberly and Reid were kind enough to dish it in an interview feature we call 60 Seconds With the Band Perry. 

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Hottest Country Wives

Country heartthrobs like Luke Bryan and Jake Owen may not be the best looking members of their own family. Beauty finds beauty it seems, and this list of country music's hottest wives is confirmation. You already know what superstar spouses like Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert look like. These ladies are the lesser-known better halves of country music's top singers.

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Wynonna Judd Eliminated From ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Wynonna Judd's next great challenge has ended prematurely. The country legend and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday night (April 2) after their Samba received the night's lowest scores on Monday. The dancer with the lowest total of fan votes and judges scores is sent home each week.

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Blake Shelton Performs With Jimmy Fallon and the ‘Chickeneers’

Blake Shelton's week in New York City included a visit to 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where he dressed as a chicken and performed a clucking good version of 'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers on Thursday night (March 28). The 'Boys 'Round Here' singer played guitar and sang alongside the show's host, actor Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from 'Parks and Recreation') and Fallon editor Chris Tartaro.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kenny Chesney

In recent years, Kenny Chesney has began to reveal layers of his personal life through his music. Songs from 'Hemingway's Whiskey,' 'Welcome to the Fishbowl' and 'Life on a Rock' are his most personal and introspective to date, but he's still somewhat of a private person, one who shuns social media in favor of retreats to the islands. There are plenty of things even a superfan of the 'Pirate Flag' singer might not know. 

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Kellie Pickler’s Jazz Earns Standing Ovation From ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Judge

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Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd danced to keep dancing on Monday night (March 25) during the second episode of the new season of 'Dancing With the Stars.' Tuesday's results show could send one of the two country singers home, but if the judges' critiques and scores are an indication of what America is thinking, neither should be too worried. 

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Team Blake Adds Danielle Bradbery After Countrified Taylor Swift Performance on ‘The Voice’

Three of four coaches were fought to win the attention of 16-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery on 'The Voice' on Monday night. The Cypress, Texas teen performed Taylor Swift's 'Mean,' a song that holds personal meaning for her. 

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