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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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Wounded Army Veteran Gives Brantley Gilbert His First Purple Heart

There’s not much that will ever compete with the gift Brantley Gilbert received from an Army veteran last month. Justin Patterson, a former sniper who says he’s barely left the house in two years due to symptoms from PTSD, joined Gilbert on his motorcycle ride for the Wounded Warrior Project. Then, he said thank you in the most unbelievable way.

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Carrie Underwood Finally Gets Her Grammy

Who knew that it takes three months from the time you win a Grammy, to the day you actually receive it? And who knew it comes in the mail? Carrie Underwood learned both — again — this week as her statuette for Best Country Solo Performance arrived. She shared a pic of it with fans.

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Taste of Country Festival Survival Tips

The most popular country music festivals — like the upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival — last up to five days and include dozens of artists. It's a big commitment to try to take it all in, and you'll want to do so in a way that allows you to be presentable at work on Monday morning.

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Meghan Linsey Brings Her ‘Girl Crush’ to ‘The Voice’ [Watch]

Meghan Linsey sang Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" during her turn on NBC's The Voice stage on Monday night. During rehearsals Blake Shelton called the song his favorite on the radio right now, and the former Steel Magnolia singer's version didn't damper his enthusiasm.

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Blake Shelton Teases – And We Mean Teases! – In Sexy ‘Sangria’ Video Preview [Exclusive]

Bare chests, pink lacy underwear, a sexy country beat ... that's all fans get to see of Blake Shelton's new "Sangria" music video in this ToC sneak preview. Go ahead, watch it one more time to make sure you didn't miss anything. Okay, twice.

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