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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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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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Thompson Square Reveal How Close They Came to Giving Up

Thompson Square were going to give it one more shot and then move on to something else. The married duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson say they had one more showcase as a duo lined up, and if that didn't work out, well ... fans would never know hit songs like 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not' or 'If I Didn't Have You.' Fortunately that performance led to a deal with Stoney Creek Records.

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Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson Welcomes Baby Boy

Eric Gunderson of Love and Theft is a first-time father as his wife Emily gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday (March 10). Everyone is said to be doing well, but the couple won't be at peace at home anytime soon, as the new arrival was born two months early and is in the NICU.

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Carrie Underwood Becomes ‘Princess Carrie’ for Week-Long Birthday Celebration

Carrie Underwood turned 30 on Sunday (March 10), but she likes to say it's the one year anniversary of her 29th birthday. Age doesn't bother the 'Two Black Cadillacs' singer -- she just can't wrap her mind around being 30 quite yet. But that isn't going to keep the superstar from celebrating all week long. 

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Gloriana Reveals Whose Real-Life Relationship Led to ‘Can’t Shake You’

Part of what makes Gloriana's new single 'Can't Shake You' so appealing is that anyone who's gone through a difficult breakup (which is pretty much everyone) can relate to the story. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights radio, the country trio shared which of their past lovers inspired the emotional ballad. 

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Over Two Dozen NASCAR Fans Injured at End of Daytona Race

Country stars like Reba McEntire and Rodney Atkins are leading NASCAR fans in prayer this evening after a horrific accident at the end of Saturday's (Feb. 23) race at Daytona which left over two dozen fans injured. One adult is in surgery with a life-threatening head injury, while a 14-year-old is in critical condition.

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Mindy McCready Recorded Possible ‘Video Suicide Note’

One day before Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the singer sent a private investigator she had been working with a cryptic message. It was a single frame from a video they had been working on together of McCready singing a song called 'I'll See You Yesterday.'

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Remember When Garth Brooks Played for the New York Mets?

Major League Baseball spring training begins this week, and in the year 2000, that meant country superstar Garth Brooks reported for duty to the New York Mets clubhouse. It was the second of three stints the singer had in the bigs, and he left with an unimpressive batting average.

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Is Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry Dating a Baseball Player?

The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry recently revealed that she has a boyfriend, and some diligent detective work indicates that it's Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia. Fans and followers may have noticed the singer in a Blue Jays hoodie, but the most obvious clues come from the major leaguer's Twitter account

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