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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.
Ashley Monroe
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Ashley Monroe Talks About Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Kindness Amid Divorce Drama

Last Monday, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert got a divorce, but by Friday they’d found common ground in cheering on good friend Ashley Monroe as she released her new album The Blade. Monroe says she didn’t know the two of them were conspiring to tweet each other about her, but she’s grateful.

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce Records Sealed

A former Oklahoma state representative says “there’s some shenanigans going on” with regards to the sealing of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce records. Former Rep. Aaron Stiles says the judge was not following the law when he sealed the couple's records last week.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Little Big Town, ‘Little White Church’ Cover [Watch]

Recently the five female performers on stage during a Song Suffragettes show in Nashville closed their set with one of the feistiest girl-anthems of the last 10 years. The group covered Little Big Town's "Little White Church," a hit from 2010, putting a fiery ribbon on another great show.

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Blind Faith: Ashley Monroe Happy Relying on Good Friends and the Power of Radio

Ashley Monroe almost loses it every single time she sings "The Blade," the title-track from her second studio album on Warner Brothers Nashville. It happened this week in East Nashville. Fans watched as she seemed on the verge of a breakdown, as if some invisible spirit was holding her fragile heart by two fingers — a bleeding wine glass dangling above the concrete stage.

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Lafayette Shooting Victim Jillian Johnson Member of Country Band the Figs

Jillian Johnson, one of the two people killed by a gunman at a Lafayette, La. movie theater on Thursday night, was a businesswoman, artist and member of a well-respected local country music group called the Figs. Friends and fans from Nashville to Louisiana have taken to her Facebook wall to offer their favorite memories in the hours since the shooting.

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