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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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2013 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

The 2013 CMT Music Awards nominees have been announced, and two of country music's hottest men -- Luke Bryan and Eric Church -- lead the way with four nominations each. Miranda Lambert also tallied four nods, three as a solo artist and one as part of all-female trio Pistol Annies.

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Alan Jackson’s Daughter Victim of Facebook Hoax

Reports that Alan Jackson's middle daughter Ali was hospitalized after a car accident have proven untrue after the singer's publicist confirmed the story was a hoax. A fake Alan Jackson Facebook page was set up with a post that seemed to come from the hitmaker. It was not his official page, however.

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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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Man Arrested After Stabbing at Country Thunder Festival

An early morning argument turned violent at the Country Thunder Festival in Arizona over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Austin Hansen was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 36-year-old man around 5:30AM on Saturday morning, April 13. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition with wounds to his upper back and ribcage.

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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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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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Scotty McCreery, ‘See You Tonight’ – Song Review

Scotty McCreery makes his songwriting debut on 'See You Tonight,' a mid-tempo love song that finds the 19-year-old not settling for a phone call or some distant "I love you" from the girl who holds his heart. It's the start of a new chapter for McCreery -- one that's much more important than his last. 

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