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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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Florida Georgia Line Get Their ‘Sun Daze’ on 2015 at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line looked plenty comfortable singing their country hit 'Sun Daze' on a non-country stage on Sunday night (March 29). The duo's iHeartRadio Music Awards performance came early during the NBC broadcast. For country fans, it was an early highlight.

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Remember When Reba McEntire’s Brother Pake Was Making Hit Records?

Reba McEntire's career was well underway in the mid-1980s when her brother Pake got his shot at country glory, and he made the most of it. The elder McEntire won't go into the Country Music Hall of Fame like his younger sister, but he's remembered for one pretty big hit from 1986 and another a year later.

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Cell Phones Light Parmalee Stage After Power Outage in Ohio [Watch]

Parmalee say their motto is "Keep on plugging!" On Thursday night in Rootstown, Ohio they had to keep plugging when a power outage kept them from plugging in. Fans with cell phones lit the stage and then helped the country quartet get through their new song "Already Callin' You Mine."

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Kenny Chesney Kicks Off the Big Revival Tour in Nashville [Pictures]

The kickoff to Kenny Chesney’s the Big Revival Tour was a marathon of hits and surprise guests. It was one of those shows where if you looked down for a moment, a loud roar from the thousands of fans around you would snap your attention back to the stage in anticipation of another cameo or another unforgettable moment.

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Taylor Swift Joins Kenny Chesney for ‘Big Star’ in Nashville [Watch]

Taylor Swift spent the first nine songs of Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival tour kickoff in Nashville cuddling with DJ Calvin Harris. Then she disappeared from her VIP spot behind the soundboard, only to appear on stage with Chesney to sing “Big Star.”

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Miranda Lambert Makes Double Amputee’s Dream Come True

A young Miranda Lambert fan brought the singer an unusual item to sign on Saturday night (March 22) in Biloxi, Miss. — her leg! Double amputee Kalyn Squires has Lambert’s face painted just below the knee of one of her prosthetics, and Lambert was happy to sign it.

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