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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Luke Pell’s ‘Bachelorette’ Experiences Fueling Country Songwriting

Luke Pell was in Nashville working on a singing and songwriting career before his time on ABC's reality show The Bachelorette, and he's in Music City working harder than ever after finishing fourth last summer. Those experiences, he says, fall right into his country wheelhouse.

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In Memoriam: Remembering the Artists Who Died in 2016

Country music was not spared from the grief that came early and often in 2016. Legendary artists seemed to pass at unheard of rates — men and women we'd relied on for hit songs and unforgettable live performances for decades died, often unexpectedly this year. In this video Taste of Country remembers them one final time.

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