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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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Oklahoma’s Country Stars Send Messages to Those Hit by Moore Tornado

Monday's (May 20) devastating tornado in Moore, Okla. touched the hearts of country music's biggest stars, and more than a few were left worrying about friends and family they knew in the area. The state is home to some of the biggest names in country music -- Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Vince Gill and Blake Shelton are just a few who have roots there, with one superstar having grown up in Moore.

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Remember When George Strait Went to Prison?

It was the wildest show behind bars, and George Strait was in the thick of it for one year in the early '80s. He wasn't the only one. Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall … they all did time behind the walls of the Huntsville Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Jo Dee Messina Postpones Canadian Tour Dates To Stay With Ailing Mother

Jo Dee Messina continues to ask for prayers as her mother recovers from a heart attack and open heart surgery. The singer has written extensively about the emotional toll the last few weeks have taken, but has managed to honor her touring commitments thus far.

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Country Stars and Their Moms

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of country songs about moms, and many country singers are even mothers themselves. For this reason, the Mother's Day holiday is sure to be one that is surely not going to be overlooked on any humble artist's calendar. Take a look at the women who helped shape the ladies and gents of country music -- the ones that give us so much wonderful music year after year -- in this list of Country Stars and Their Moms.

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Carrie Underwood Announced as New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Opening Singer

Carrie Underwood has been announced as the Faith Hill's replacement to sing the introduction to NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' broadcast this fall. The country superstar will sing the weekly introduction to the broadcast, beginning with the Sept. 8 matchup between the N.Y. Giants and Dallas Cowboys. 

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2013 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

The 2013 CMT Music Awards nominees have been announced, and two of country music's hottest men -- Luke Bryan and Eric Church -- lead the way with four nominations each. Miranda Lambert also tallied four nods, three as a solo artist and one as part of all-female trio Pistol Annies.

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Four Country Newcomers Make ToC Top 10 Video Countdown

This weekly Top 10 video countdown has been a getaway for country superstars like Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, but this week four country newcomers are giving the more well-known stars a run for No. 1 with hot new country music videos. Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Tate Stevens and the Henningsens all enter the ToC countdown. 

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