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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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Taylor Swift’s Donation to Fan With Cancer Leaves Girl Breathless [Watch]

When 11-year-old Naomi Oakes got a $50,000 surprise from Taylor Swift, her reaction was priceless. “I seriously think I’m going to pass out right now,” the little girl says in a goosebump-inducing video. Once again the singer went above and beyond a call for support.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Mignon Grabois Sings ‘Followin’ the Beat’

Mignon Grabois can knock you over with a note. The Texas native is soft-spoken, but not meek. Her song "Followin' the Beat" shows off her strong vocals as well as the abstract songwriting she embraces. It's a love song with remarkable depth.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Song Suffragettes Cover the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Landslide’ [Watch]

Every Monday night, the Song Suffragettes singer / songwriter round closes with a popular cover of a song important to the group of five women performing. Recently that song was "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks, and you can watch the acoustic performance here.

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LoCash Tell Emotional Story Behind Keith Urban Hit

Delays, indecision and a massive flood almost prevented Keith Urban from enjoying one of his biggest hits of the last 10 years. The writers of "You Gonna Fly" — including LoCash's Preston Burst and Chris Lucas — remember nearly giving up on it, and being brought to tears before one, extraordinarily perfect phone call.

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7 Things Only Trisha Yearwood Can Tell You About Her Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

On Friday (July 3), the Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame opens, revealing rarely or never-before-seen artifacts and mementos from the singer's life and career. Amongst the standouts are the dress she wore during her wedding to Garth Brooks, numerous awards, photographs from her childhood and a personal letter from Johnny Cash.

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