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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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Darius Rucker: ‘Country Music Is Screwed’ if ‘Wagon Wheel’ Not Nominated for a Grammy

It didn't win the Song of the Year or Single of the Year award at the 2013 CMAs, but Darius Rucker thinks his hit cover of 'Wagon Wheel' should be considered for a Grammy. In fact, he's going to be upset about it if it isn't.

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Miranda Lambert
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The Key to Miranda Lambert’s Weight Loss: Half Portions and Blake Shelton’s Support

Miranda Lambert dropped a dress size by cutting back her portions and working out prior to the 2013 CMA Awards. Cardio, circuit training and store-bought, prepared pressed juices are her secret. The result is a body she's glad people are noticing, but especially husband Blake Shelton.

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Brantley Gilbert, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw
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Country’s Biggest Stars Pay Tribute to Our Military on Veterans Day

James Otto and Craig Morgan are two stars who've served their country to share their thoughts on Veterans Day this year. Others, like Dustin Lynch and Frankie Ballard, shared photos of veterans they grew up admiring. It's a national holiday everyone should recognize, and superstars like Tim McGraw and Martina McBride didn't hesitate. 

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Country Feuds, Obamacare, Kenny Rogers Targeted During Brad Paisley + Carrie Underwood’s 2013 CMA Awards Opening

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood provided at least three "Oh no they didn't!" moments during their opening monologue at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Obamacare, Keith Urban, 'Duck Dynasty' and the 'evil' Kenny Rogers were all targets. Almost everyone took the jabs with a smile.

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Kelly Clarkson, ‘Underneath the Tree’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Degree of difficulty plays a role in judging what one thinks of any Kelly Clarkson song, especially her new Christmas single 'Underneath the Tree.' The woman can do things most singers cannot. When she's on -- and she's been on since she began offering dedicated singles to country radio -- she stands alone.

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