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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.
Drake White
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Drake White Says You’ll Learn All About Him During ‘It Feels Good’ Lyric Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Lyric videos are meant to expose fans to a song's words, but newcomer Drake White says his lyric video for "It Feels Good" is a lesson in him. The Alabama native tells Taste of Country the clip reflects how he built his career. Watch and listen to the foot-stomping, soul-country jam via this ToC exclusive premiere.

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Steven Tyler
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It’s Official! Steven Tyler to Release a Country Album

Steven Tyler turned up at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (March 31) to confirm he’s working on a country record. The Aerosmith frontman stepped on stage after Eric Paslay’s performance and admitted he and the “She Don’t Love You” singer have been spending time together.

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Eli Young Band Play ‘Never Have I Ever …’ [Watch]

There's nothing like a few shots to get an award-winning country group to spill their secrets. Eli Young Band played 'Never Have I Ever ...' recently and individually revealed who's gone streaking, who's cried during reality television and who has bought something and hid it from his wife.

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American Idol Clark Beckham, Jax
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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta Says Leaders Starting to Emerge

American Idol viewers are still getting it right, Scott Borchetta says. After fan votes left country singer Maddie Walker and Adanna Duru on the side of the road last week, the show's mentor says the best and brightest stars are moving on safely week to week.

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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban, Eric Church All Smiles in Kid-Centric ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ Video

Keith Urban says part of the inspiration for his new "Raise 'Em Up" music video came from watching his girls play. They were jumping up and down and he was filming them in slow motion. That's quite literally what happens in this vid for the fifth single from Fuse.

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Brothers Osborne
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Brothers Osborne Guitarist John Osborne Steps Forward by Stepping Away

The new single from Brothers Osborne will serve as an introduction to TJ Osborne's singing for those who missed him on "Rum" and "Let's Go There," but John's guitar playing is what truly marks "Stay a Little Longer." At the end one finds a blistering solo that checks in at nearly three minutes long on the album version.

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Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker, ‘Southern Style’: Everything You Need to Know

Darius Rucker's fourth country solo album drops on March 31. Southern Style is the follow-up to the gold-certified True Believers album, and includes "Homegrown Honey," his fast-climbing lead single that was released in August. Here's everything you need to know about Rucker's Southern Style.

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Courtney Cole
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Courtney Cole Finds Love in ‘Drunk’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Country newcomer Courtney Cole says she wanted her music video for "Drunk" to feel like a big, Mardi Gras-inspired party. So she called up her best friends and roped her band (although, they came willingly) for the clip, available for the first time during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.

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