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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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Lee Brice Joins Garth Brooks for Performance of ‘More Than a Memory,’ Shares Secret of the Song

On Saturday night (Jan. 24), Lee Brice joined Garth Brooks onstage in Boston, Mass. to sing 'More Than a Memory,' a song he helped write for the superstar when he temporarily came back from retirement in 2007. Fans may remember it was the only song to ever debut at No. 1 on the radio airplay charts.

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Carrie Underwood to Open Super Bowl With Special ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme

Carrie Underwood isn't done opening NBC's season of 'Sunday Night Football' quite yet. The singer will introduce a special version of her theme song before the Super Bowl. 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight' will replace 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' when the Seattle Seahawks square off against the New England Patriots next Sunday (Feb. 1).

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Old Dominion, ‘Break Up With Him’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Old Dominion’s new single ‘Break Up With Him’ is too clever to scoff at for long. Some won’t like the sexy R&B groove the five men lay down for singer Matt Ramsey’s spoken-word verses, but the OMG quality of his message will leave everyone smiling.

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Artists to Watch in 2015 – No. 1: Chris Lane

Chris Lane is a natural choice for Taste of Country's top Artist to Watch of 2015. It's unlikely you've heard of him yet, as he doesn't even have a record deal. However, Lane rose to the top of this list -- a list that took notice of Sam Hunt last January, long before 'Leave the Night On' hit airwaves -- like he does everything ...

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Luke Bryan Announces Kick the Dust Up Tour Dates, Stopping In Minneapolis

Luke Bryan is ready to get dirty. The superstar announced the Kick the Dust Up Tour on Wednesday morning. He is set to hit the road on May 8, and he's bringing along some very popular opening acts.

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