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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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2014 CMA Awards Predictions – Make Yours!

Predicting winners for the CMA Awards takes focus, skill, research and ... awww, who are we kidding? It takes a lot of luck! Our team of "experts" did well at the ACM Awards, but can ToC staff -- and readers -- duplicate the effort for the 2014 CMA Awards? It's time to find out.

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Kix Brooks
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Kix Brooks Ready to ‘Steak’ His Claim on Television

Kix Brooks says he doesn’t like to do anything for too long that he doesn’t enjoy naturally. Fine wine and steak are things he’ll always enjoy, but television? The singer and one half of Brooks and Dunn will soon find out, as Season 1 of ‘Steak Out With Kix Brooks’ debuts this weekend.

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Carrie Underwood Talks Due Date, Pregnancy Worries During ‘The View’ Appearance

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley appeared on 'The View' on ABC Monday morning (Oct. 27) to talk about the 2014 CMA Awards, but it didn't take long for focus to turn to Underwood's baby bump. The 'Something in the Water' hitmaker dished on her due date, what she fears about motherhood and -- at the end -- her upcoming greatest hits album.

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Aaron Lewis Asks for Nation’s Forgiveness After National Anthem Mess Up [Watch]

Aaron Lewis says he is “completely torn up" about messing up the lyrics to the National Anthem prior to Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night (Oct. 26). The singer asked for forgiveness after replacing one early line with another that comes later in the song.

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