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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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Tim McGraw’s ‘Two Lanes Of Freedom’ Album To Include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Collaboration

Album art, track listing and collaborative partners are among the new details just revealed about Tim McGraw's upcoming new album 'Two Lanes of Freedom,' set for a Feb. 5, 2013 release. The standard version will include 11 songs including 'Truck Yeah,' 'One of Those Nights' and a song called 'Highway Don't Care,' which McGraw recorded with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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Five Things the American Country Awards Could Do Better in the Future

The 2012 American Country Awards were Monday night (Dec. 10), and while the show has improved each year in the three since its introduction to Fox, there is still some room for growth. The support from superstars like Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum proves the show is being embraced by the country music community. With a few tweaks -- some major, some minor -- it could be received with open arms by viewers at home, as well. 

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Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – George Strait, ‘Amarillo by Morning’

This dapper young fella is all dressed up to sing a classic from the King. We love the seafoam button-down and necktie. Sure, it's probably a clip-on, but have you ever tried to knot a double windsor? His stiff white hat is a throwback to the time George Strait first made 'Amarillo by Morning' a country hit in 1983.

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Brad Paisley Goes Far Outside His ‘Southern Comfort Zone’ for Scenes in New Music Video

The stats on Brad Paisley's 'Southern Comfort Zone' video are impressive before one even gets to the first scenes. Eight countries covered in eight days. Ten thousand miles traveled, 57 pints of beer gulped down. That's a lot of for a guy who doesn't drink. 

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Scotty McCreery Shares Family Christmas Videos in New ‘Christmas Comin’ Round Again’ Video

Scotty McCreery shares in-studio footage and old family video highlights in his new 'Christmas Comin' Round Again' video. The just-released clip is of one of two new songs from his 'Christmas With Scotty McCreery' album, which dropped in October. 

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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Pregnant

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott has announced she is pregnant, topping off the week with more Nashville baby news. The singer and husband Chris Tyrrell shared the happy news with fans on the trio's Facebook page Friday afternoon. The married on Jan. 7 of this year.

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Jennifer Nettles Delivers Baby Boy

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday (Dec. 6). The singer and her husband, Justin Miller, announced the arrival of Magnus Hamilton Miller in a statement to the media on Friday morning. The couple have been married for one year, and this is the first baby for both of them.

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LeAnn Rimes Returns Fire in Feud With Brandi Glanville

LeAnn Rimes has responded to claims made by her husband's ex-wife Brandi Glanville. In a new interview, Glanville accused the singer of not only having an eating disorder, but also of putting her two kids with Eddie Cibrian in danger. Rimes' rep says the model is just trying to promote a television show and a book.

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