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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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Best Dierks Bentley Song? – Readers Poll

Next year will mark 10 years since Dierks Bentley released his debut single 'What Was I Thinkin'.' Longtime country fans will remember that song as one of the most exciting debuts in country music history, but has it remained the 37-year-old's best song? After six albums and 19 singles, what is your favorite Dierks Bentley song?

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Big and Rich, ‘Party Like Cowboyz’ – Song Review

In 'Party Like Cowboyz,' Big and Rich once again become the wild-eyed, brash, cowboy rockers that originally attracted so many fans to their diesel-powered style when they debuted in 2003.  No one is going to accuse John Rich and Big Kenny of excessive versatility, but they do what they do with genuine conviction and passion.

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Casey James Spills on Yanking His Mom’s Shoulder Out of Socket at a Show

Casey James is looking forward to kicking off the Taste of Country Christmas Tour with JB and the Moonshine Band this week in Abilene, Texas. When the 'Crying on a Suitcase' singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to talk about the tour, he revealed that his mother occasionally hops on stage with him. At least, she used to...

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JB and the Moonshine Band Excited to Kick Off the Taste of Country Christmas Tour

Texas country stars JB and the Moonshine Band are itching to begin the Taste of Country Christmas Tour this week. The first show of the run -- a stop in Abilene, Texas -- is scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 15). Lead singer JB Patterson tells Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson that he's especially looking forward to playing dates with Casey James, who's also on the bill.

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Robot in Eli Young Band’s ‘Say Goodnight’ Video Also Stars in Hostage Flick ‘Argo’

In Hollywood, you sometimes have to take any job you can get. That seems to be the case for the robot used in Eli Young Band's new 'Say Goodnight' video. His unmistakable silver smile can be found during a script reading scene in the new Ben Affleck-directed thriller, 'Argo.'

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Dustin Lynch
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Dustin Lynch, ‘She Cranks My Tractor’ – Song Review

The title of Dustin Lynch's new single 'She Cranks My Tractor' will make the country boys snicker, but in case someone doesn't quite get the joke, the song doubles back with line after line of gratuitous innuendo. It's a rowdy good time, one that ends just before the singer finds it necessary to spell out S-E-X.

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Ashley Judd Considering Run For U.S. Senate In 2014

Actress Ashley Judd could be looking toward politics for her next job. The younger sister to Wynonna Judd and daughter to Naomi Judd is said to be considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014, but in a statement, she would only go as far as indicating that it's possible -- but too early -- to discuss the potential campaign.

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Faith Hill, James Otto, Sara Evans
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Election Day 2012: Country Stars Push Fans To Exercise Their Right To Vote

It's Election Day, and country music's biggest stars are joining the push to make sure every eligible voter takes time to get to the polls before they close tonight. The importance of the election is clear to every concerned American.

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Jerrod Niemann, Hunter Hayes
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Jerrod Niemann vs. Hunter Hayes – The Showdown

With one more win, Jerrod Niemann will put his new song 'Only God Could Love You More' into the Showdown Hall of Fame. The ballad has topped singles by Thompson Square, Jason Aldean and Montgomery Gentry in recent days. Today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio, Niemann fans will have to out-duel fans of the 2012 CMA New Artist of the Year. 

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