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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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Eli Young Band Play ‘Never Have I Ever …’ [Watch]

There's nothing like a few shots to get an award-winning country group to spill their secrets. Eli Young Band played 'Never Have I Ever ...' recently and individually revealed who's gone streaking, who's cried during reality television and who has bought something and hid it from his wife.

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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban, Eric Church All Smiles in Kid-Centric ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ Video [Watch]

Keith Urban says part of the inspiration for his new "Raise 'Em Up" music video came from watching his girls play. They were jumping up and down and he was filming them in slow motion. That's quite literally what happens in this vid for the fifth single from Fuse.

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Brothers Osborne
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Brothers Osborne Guitarist John Osborne Steps Forward by Stepping Away

The new single from Brothers Osborne will serve as an introduction to TJ Osborne's singing for those who missed him on "Rum" and "Let's Go There," but John's guitar playing is what truly marks "Stay a Little Longer." At the end one finds a blistering solo that checks in at nearly three minutes long on the album version.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Brothers Osborne, ‘Stay a Little Longer’ [Listen]

Brothers Osborne’s new single “Stay a Little Longer” demands repeat listens just to decipher everything that's happening within the blues-rocked soaked country cut. TJ Osborne's slow storytelling runs counter to the arrangement and John Osborne’s guitar playing, as if mirroring what the guy he's singing about is doing and feeling.

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Parmalee
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Cell Phones Light Parmalee Stage After Power Outage in Ohio [Watch]

Parmalee say their motto is "Keep on plugging!" On Thursday night in Rootstown, Ohio they had to keep plugging when a power outage kept them from plugging in. Fans with cell phones lit the stage and then helped the country quartet get through their new song "Already Callin' You Mine."

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Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney Kicks Off the Big Revival Tour in Nashville [Pictures]

The kickoff to Kenny Chesney’s the Big Revival Tour was a marathon of hits and surprise guests. It was one of those shows where if you looked down for a moment, a loud roar from the thousands of fans around you would snap your attention back to the stage in anticipation of another cameo or another unforgettable moment.

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Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney
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Taylor Swift Joins Kenny Chesney for ‘Big Star’ in Nashville

Taylor Swift spent the first nine songs of Kenny Chesney’s the Big Revival Tour kickoff in Nashville cuddling with DJ Calvin Harris. Then she disappeared from her VIP spot behind the soundboard only to appear on stage with Chesney to sing “Big Star.”

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