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Billy Dukes

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.
Carrie Underwood
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Jesus Takes the Wheel in Hilarious Viral Video About Carrie Underwood Song

Over Labor Day weekend, two teens had some fun with Carrie Underwood's 'Jesus Take the Wheel.' In a video posted to Vine, one finds a young man driving a car with the song from 2005 cranked to 10. And then ... well, it's best if you watch for yourself. 

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Alabama
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The Beatles of Country? Alabama’s Randy Owen Explains Mark Herndon’s Presence on Album Covers

A 2008 lawsuit between Alabama and drummer Mark Herndon revealed that Herndon was just a paid employee of the band, not a fourth official member of the group. Recently, Randy Owen explained why he was still such a visible part of Alabama, which included appearances on many album covers.

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George Strait
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George Strait Agrees to Record Five More Albums With MCA

George Strait has released 40 albums on MCA Nashville, but that total will reach at least 45 before he's done. On Wednesday night (Aug. 28), his label CEO announced that the legend has signed a contract to record five more albums, even though he's retiring from the road after next year.

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Stephen Barker Liles
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Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft and Fiancee Expecting a Baby

It's been a domestic sort of year for the men of Love and Theft. Stephen Barker Liles announced Wednesday (Aug. 28) that he and his fiancee are expecting their first baby later this year. In March, bandmate Eric Gunderson welcomed his first child.

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Jeffrey Parsley
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Man Arrested After Attempting to Set Ryman Auditorium on Fire

Nashville Metro Police arrested a man on Tuesday (Aug. 27) and charged him with arson, saying he tried to set the Ryman Auditorium on fire. Jeffrey Parsley allegedly admitted to trying to light newspapers in an attempt to burn the back door of country music's most hallowed venue.

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Alan Jackson, Ali Jackson
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Alan Jackson’s Daughter Arrested on Assault, Underage Drinking Charges

Alan Jackson's middle daughter Alexandra was arrested Wednesday morning (Aug. 28) in Nashville on charges of assault, resisting arrest and underage drinking. The 20-year-old was the passenger in a Range Rover pulled over around 2:30AM CT. Police say she had been drinking and became angry as they tried to talk to her.

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