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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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Possibilities, Little Red Wagons and Teardrops Raise Over $270K During Day 1 of St. Jude Radiothon

The first tears fell shortly after 6AM this morning, with the first smile and sounds of laughter coming soon after. The annual Townsquare Media St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon raised over $270K on Thursday. Highlights included stories about patients like Markell and Susannah, Darius Rucker's song "Possibilities" and a song in memory of a sweet little boy named Chance.

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St Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Pushing Pause to Recognize the Kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

On Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, Taste of Country will turn its focus to the kids at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For a second straight year you'll learn of the heartbreak no one should ever be saddled with, and how country music is making a difference.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Ashley Monroe, ‘On to Something Good’ [Listen]

Fans can hear Ashley Monroe smiling as she sings her new song “On to Something Good.” The difference between this swinging, feel-good tune and the dark tracks heard on her debut album is stunning. But then suddenly, it’s captivating.

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Top 40 Country Songs – March 2015

The No. 1 song on the March 2015 edition of the Top 40 Country Songs list isn't a radio hit yet, but it's been the most impressive sales story of the year. Few artists have more heat than this guy, and while he may be controversial, it's difficult to deny his rising popularity.

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