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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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Randy Houser Interview: ‘How Country Feels’ Singer Still Laughing After Life’s Highs and Lows

When Randy Houser debuted with 'Anything Goes' in late 2008, many were wondering if country music had just found a future Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. He voice was -- and is -- that strong. 'Boots On' was a Top 5 follow-up, and then ... then he sort of got lost -- shuffled around like a middle-reliever in Major League Baseball, despite his talent as a singer and songwriter

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Gary Allan
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Gary Allan Already Thinking About His Next Album

Two days after 'Set You Free' was released in January, Gary Allan began thinking about his next album. He tells Taste of Country that he was at an event with songwriter Hillary Lindsey -- whose credits include 'Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)' and 'Two Black Cadillacs' -- during release week, and he tried to corner her to write. She laughed and reminded him that his last project was just days old. "That means we have one year to get this done," he remembers telling her, semi-seriously.

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What Music Video Is This Picture From?

This old grainy footage of a bride kissing her groom comes from a relatively new country music video. It's a video that focuses on the past, however -- specifically those who've moved on to life after death. Do you recognize this kissing couple? There are plenty more famous faces found throughout the entire clip. 

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Charlie Daniels
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Charlie Daniels ‘Ready to Rock’ After Pacemaker Implant

A pacemaker won't slow Charlie Daniels down. The Charlie Daniels Band frontman says his fiddling or movements on stage won't be compromised with the device implanted in his chest. He underwent the procedure last month after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He returns to the stage Friday night (April 12) in Verona, N.Y.

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New Songs Radio Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan
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New Songs on the Radio – April 2013

The big stars are out for awards season. New songs on the radio for April 2013 made their debut at the ACM Awards on April 7. Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan were two singers to introduce new music, while Blake Shelton played his new one for the first time at the Las Vegas awards show. 

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Hunter Hayes
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Hunter Hayes, ‘I Want Crazy’ – Song Review

In his new song 'I Want Crazy.' Hunter Hayes doesn't soar like Ronnie Dunn or croon like Chris Young. His vocal performance is an exercise in diction -- and memory. Simply put, he packs a ton of words into a tight space without straining or slurring one idea into another. It's not easy. 

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Wynonna Judd Eliminated
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Wynonna Judd Eliminated From ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Wynonna Judd's next great challenge has ended prematurely. The country legend and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday night (April 2) after their Samba received the night's lowest scores on Monday. The dancer with the lowest total of fan votes and judges scores is sent home each week.

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The Band Perry
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The Band Perry to Reveal Music From ‘Pioneer’ During Free Hometown Show

Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry are returning home to Greeneville, Tenn. later this month to play songs from their new album 'Pioneer' for friends, family and fans. The Band Perry's free show on March 30 comes just three days before the release of the album on April 2. The show will also have a charitable purpose.

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