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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.
Luke Bryan Nephew
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Luke Bryan Brings 13-Year-Old Nephew to 2014 ACC Awards

The son of Luke Bryan’s recently deceased brother-in-law was his guest at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards on Monday night (Dec. 15). Thirteen-year-old Til Cheshire joined the singer and his wife, Caroline, at the show.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean Wins 2014 ACC Artist of the Year Award

When it comes down to numbers, Jason Aldean can't be beat. The 'Just Gettin' Started' hitmaker won the very first American Country Countdown Artist of the Year Award on Monday night, capping a two-hour broadcast that featured few surprises, but plenty of electricity.

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Eric Church
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Eric Church Says ‘Albums Matter More Than Ever’ During 2014 ACC Awards Acceptance Speech

Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' is the top album of 2014, according to the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards. Church's most recent project picked up the prize on Monday night -- it was his first-ever ACC Awards honor.

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Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan Thanks Fans, Nashville Community for Support After Winning Male Vocalist ACC Award

Luke Bryan was thrust into a performance immediately after being named the Male Vocalist of the Year winner at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards on Monday night. After his song he got serious, thanking all who prayed for him during a difficult few weeks.

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Trace Adkins
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Christmas Is Bittersweet for Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins loves this time of year. The rich history of the American Christmas celebration combined with national and personal traditions -- and a fair amount of nostalgia -- brings the country veteran to the Christmas tree as hurriedly as a young boy who has just learned what it's all about.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert, ‘Little Red Wagon’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Don’t get lost in the lyrics -- just appreciate Lambert’s attitude as she kicks this short-distance admirer to the gutter: “And you're just trying to slow this rolling stone / But I'm on to you baby / So guess what,” she says to close the second verse.

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Brett Eldredge
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Brett Eldredge Excited to Sing Most Played Song of 2014 at American Country Countdown Awards

2014 was a breakthrough year for Brett Eldredge, and he's ready to celebrate ... and relax. The singer will perform 'Beat of the Music' at the American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville Monday night (Dec. 15). Recently he learned the track was the most played song on country radio in 2014!

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