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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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Thomas Rhett Took Dance Lessons to Better His Live Show

Thomas Rhett's dance moves have some wondering if he'd consider becoming country music's next Dancing With the Stars contestant. The "Die a Happy Man" singer says he and wife Lauren have talked about it, but the reason he's taking dance lessons has more to do with his 2016 touring plans.

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David Allan Coe Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion

Country singer David Allan Coe owes the IRS nearly a half-million dollars for taxes due as far back as 1993. The singer pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing the due administration of the IRS on Monday (Sept. 14) and could face three years in prison plus a $250,000 fine.

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Kelsea Ballerini Talks About Her First Times

Kelsea Ballerini has released her First Time album, featuring the hit single "Love Me Like You Mean It." The breakthrough country female is known for her sweet voice and sharp songwriting, for being friends with Taylor Swift and for her quirky — and very willing — storytelling. So Taste of Country asked about some of her other first times.

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Taylor Swift Rep Responds to Lawsuit From Accused Butt-Grabbing Radio DJ

Taylor Swift's team has commented on the circumstances that led to a Denver radio deejay's removal in June of 2013. David Mueller recently filed a lawsuit denying allegations he lifted Swift's skirt and grabbed her butt at a pre-show meet and greet. He was fired shortly after the concert.

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Carrie Underwood’s First Periscope Is Awkward, Adorable and Informative

Last week, Carrie Underwood tried Periscope for the very first time, giving fans a look at her pre-concert world. It took a few moments for the singer to get comfortable with the live-streaming social media app, but by the end, she was a pro … sort of.

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