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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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The Best of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Singing Together [Watch]

Thanks for the memories, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. While the two will surely be booked for the same event in the future (both are already set to play WE Fest the second weekend of August) they’re unlikely to sing a song together again. So Taste of Country has compiled the best moments from previous, impromptu duets. What’s your No. 1?

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Alan Jackson Continues to Do as George Jones Asked Him [Watch]

Alan Jackson's Angels and Alcohol album is as country as country gets — something that fans of the format may find refreshing, but something that his longtime fans expect. The 10 songs tell stories of love, heartbreak, drinking and family, but really, the 56-year-old is just doing what his hero asked him to do years ago.

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Jennifer Nettles to Play Dolly Parton’s Mother in NBC’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’

Three well-known celebrities have joined the cast of a movie based on Dolly Parton’s childhood. Two are TV actors, but singer Jennifer Nettles is the third, and she's slotted to portray Parton’s mother.

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Dustin Lynch Will Apply Lessons Learned from Luke Bryan to Hell of a Night Tour

Dustin Lynch says when he moved to Nashville he didn’t really have anyone eager to tell him what to do, and what not to do as an plucky, young country singer. That doesn’t mean he’s not open to learning. Luke Bryan recently joined a list of superstars who the “Hell of a Night” singer has gone to school on.

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Carrie Underwood Shares Adorable Picture of Baby Isaiah at the Piano

He may be a little young to understand complex musical ideas like key signatures and scales, but Carrie Underwood’s baby boy isn’t too young to try. Isaiah could just be mashing the keys, but who cares? He looks adorable doing it in this pic shared by the “Smoke Break” singer.

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Jake Owen Says New Feather Tattoo Honors His Individualism, Native American Heritage

Jake Owen says he didn't spend much time thinking about the design for his new feather tattoo, but it carries some personal meaning for him. Owen is of Native American ancestry, and recognizes the importance of the feather. But more than anything the feather is a symbol for who he is today.

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Kenny Chesney’s ‘Kiss’ Part of Record-Setting Night in New Jersey [Watch]

Kenny Chesney admits it takes a lot to embarrass him, and the singer isn’t one to usually oblige requests from his female fans for kisses. But in New Jersey on Saturday night (Aug. 15), he couldn’t turn down the young woman he pulled on stage while singing “I Go Back.”

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