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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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End of NHL Lockout Bittersweet for Carrie Underwood

At least one person is saddened by the end of the NHL lockout. When games resume later this month, Carrie Underwood will lose her favorite traveling companion. The labor dispute provided extra time for the singer and her husband Mike Fisher to vacation and just be man and wife -- a luxury not afforded to them often. Upon hearing the news, Underwood took to Twitter to bemoan the NHL season's start (in good fun of course).

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Curb Records to Release ‘Tim McGraw and Friends’ Album Two Weeks Before Singer’s Big Machine Debut

Apparently, two albums featuring Tim McGraw songs are scheduled to be released in the next 30 days. The singer's former label home, Curb Records, just announced that 'Tim McGraw and Friends' will be available on January 22.

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Jennifer Nettles Opens a Breastaurant, Approaches Motherhood With Humor

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland gave birth to Magnus Hamilton Miller on Dec. 6, but fans haven't seen or heard from her or the one-month-old much since. Recently, the singer has begun sharing some of the more intimate ideas she's come up with since giving birth to her son, including a t-shirt idea that nursing moms will appreciate.

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Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert
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Who Will Be Blake Shelton’s 2013 ACM Awards Co-Host? – Readers Poll

Blake Shelton has dropped a few hints about who his co-host will be at the 2013 ACM Awards, but the secret won't be revealed until 25,000 people tweet a message from ACMCountry.com. But, that doesn't mean we can't speculate! Who do you think will join 'The Voice' coach and 'Sure Be Cool if You Did' singer onstage this spring? Below are our five favorite potential co-hosts, based on what Shelton says and who we'd like to see. 

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Florida Georgia Line, ‘Get Your Shine On’ – Song Review

Florida Georgia Line wasted no time following their infectious debut single with one that cements the duo as the good-time country party band they introduced themselves as. 'Get Your Shine On' had already charted before 'Cruise' reached No. 1. Both rely on a big, fat hook and songwriting that's sharper than they'll get credit for.

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Top 40 Country Songs January 2013
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Top 40 Country Songs – January 2013

One could do worse then choosing to spend holiday cash or gift cards on songs included in this Top 40 Country Songs of January 2013 list. Superstars like George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood are included, as are newcomers like Thomas Rhett, Kasey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. The No. 1 song belongs to an artist who took nearly three years between albums, and has recently returned with a stirring song of inspiration. 

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Darius Rucker, Randy Houser
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New Country Music Releases – January 2013

Fans have been hungry for new music from two country artists and with the new country music releases for January 2013, the starvation will subside. Darius Rucker and Gary Allan will both release new albums early in the new year. In fact, both will release their long-awaited albums on the same day. 

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Lady Antebellum’s ‘Silent Night (Lord of My Life)’ Is iTunes Free Single of the Week

One of the more unique cuts from Lady Antebellum's 'On This Winter's Night' album has been made available for free on iTunes. 'Silent Night (Lord of My Life)' is the single of the week, meaning fans can grab it at no charge until Christmas.

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Randy Travis
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Randy Travis Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges, New Details Emerge From Church Parking Lot Incident

Randy Travis entered a not guilty plea as a response to assault charges stemming from an August parking lot incident in Plano, Texas. The tangle at the Prestonwood Baptist Church resulted in the singer being charged with a Class C simple assault, which a spokesman for the Plano police described as something from a simply unwanted touch to any physical contact that doesn’t cause pain or injury.

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