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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.
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What Does It Mean to Have the No. 1 Song in Country Music? (Part 2)

Earlier this year, a movie advertisement promoted its Golden Globe nominations, but the graphic they used flashed the word “winner” across the screen, as in “winner” of several nominations. A casual viewer would believe the film won several Golden Globes, but the ceremony was still weeks away at the time. This sort of tricky advertising isn’t limited to cinema. With several charts and complicated methods of computation, just about anyone can have a No. 1 country song.

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Exploring Miranda Lambert’s ‘Automatic’ Lyrics: Was ‘Back Then’ Actually Better?

Lyrically, Miranda Lambert takes a wistful look back to a simpler time in her new song 'Automatic.' Few would argue that her formative years (the mid-to-late '80s and early '90s) ticked at a slower tock than the nonstop world of today. Technology has undoubtedly made life more efficient, but has it made us happier? 

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Man Accused of Using Country Star’s Name to Scam Family of Sick Toddler

Police in Louisville, Ky. say a man scammed a family and a local business out of $9,000 by claiming he could arrange a Jason Aldean concert to raise money for a sick 2-year-old girl. Kyle Nunn has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of theft by deception.

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