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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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Meet Eric Paslay: Newcomer Tearing Down Walls With Self-Titled New Album – Exclusive Premiere [Watch]

Eric Paslay says he enjoys the anonymity that comes with being a new artist on a major tour. Each show is a chance for the 'Friday Night' singer to make a fan's first impression a positive one.

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Jerrod Niemann Reveals ‘High Noon’ Track Listing – Exclusive

Fans of Jerrod Niemann's hit song 'Drink to That All Night' are going to like the 12 songs that surround it on 'High Noon,' his new studio album scheduled for release on March 25. Niemann revealed the track listing to Taste of Country, saying his third major label studio effort is a party album.

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Alan Jackson, Kid Rock to Begin SeaWorld’s Winter Concert Series

Alan Jackson will open SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series this weekend at the theme park in Orlando, Fla. The country legend will perform on Saturday, while Kid Rock will perform on Sunday, despite heavy pressure from fans and animal rights groups for all artists on the schedule to cancel their appearances.

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Tyler Farr
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Tyler Farr Interview: ACM New Artist of the Year Nominee Isn’t Afraid to Ask Famous Friends for Help

If you're active on Twitter, you've probably seen a celebrity endorsement for Tyler Farr for the fan-voted Semi-Finals round of the ACM New Artist of the Year award. The 'Redneck Crazy' singer has gotten help from two-time BCS champion quarterback AJ McCarron, comedian Larry the Cable Guy and an adorable wrinkly bloodhound named Cooter Brown.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Respond to ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood deny any wrongful conduct in a copyright infringement suit involving their 2011 hit ‘Remind Me.’ Singer/songwriter Amy Bowen filed the suit in May, claiming the songwriters stole from her.

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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Dead at 94

Pete Seeger says he lost his heart to the banjo when he was just a teenager. It happened at a mountain dance festival in North Carolina. It was the mid '30s, and he was with his father. “There was a kind of honesty in country music that I didn't find in pop music,” he would say later. The moment inspired Seeger, who died on Monday (Jan. 27) at the age of 94, to become one of the most influential voices of the century.

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Kelleigh Bannen, ‘Famous’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Somebody scorned Kelleigh Bannen, and she’s making the most of it. Her new single ‘Famous’ is a good old-fashioned revenge song set to a very contemporary beat. The chorus is infectious, but like good moods and success, not the common cold or ringworm.

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