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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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Miranda Lambert Breaks Down on Stage Two Days Before Divorce Announcement [Watch]

Just days before Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce became public knowledge, Lambert broke down while singing “The House That Built Me” in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The moment may have foreshadowed what was to come.

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Alan Jackson Shares George Jones’ Last Letter

Not long before he died, George Jones penned a final letter to Alan Jackson. He was asking for a favor, one the younger country singer was likely happy to fulfill. Now, as Jackson releases his Angels and Alcohol album he's shared a photo of that letter with Taste of Country readers.

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Luke Bryan Brings Little Girl Onstage for ‘Someone Else Calling You Baby’ [Watch]

Luke Bryan played a sold out Vanderbilt University football stadium on Saturday night (July 11), but many fans might have come away talking about the cute lady he shared a stage with. Not Shania, not Jana, not Cassadee ... actually we don't even know her name, but her take on "Someone Else Calling You Baby" was precious.

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Taylor Swift’s Donation to Fan With Cancer Leaves Girl Breathless [Watch]

When 11-year-old Naomi Oakes got a $50,000 surprise from Taylor Swift, her reaction was priceless. “I seriously think I’m going to pass out right now,” the little girl says in a goosebump-inducing video. Once again the singer went above and beyond a call for support.

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Jake Owen Says He and Wife Lacey Having Marriage Struggles

Jake Owen says he and wife Lacey have been struggling with communication lately, and they've even talked about divorce. But opening up about their “Real Life” issues has “made us feel better talking about the things we’ve kept from each other.”

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