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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.
Brett Eldredge
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Brett Eldredge Dishes on Kissing Victoria’s Secret Model in ‘Lose My Mind’ Video

Victoria's Secret model Rachel Hilbert co-stars in Brett Eldredge's just released "Lose My Mind" music video. He admits he was pretty excited when she signed on, but more excited when the steamy kissing scenes proved to be anything but awkward.

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Scott Borchetta
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Inside ‘American Idol’: Scott Borchetta: ‘Great Art Doesn’t Come From Vanilla’

Joey Cook’s departure from American Idol last week was overshadowed by the drama between judge Harry Connick Jr. and Queintin Alexander. Mentor Scott Borchetta said after that he supported Alexander. On Wednesday, he explained why.

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Chris Lane
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Chris Lane Aiming to Follow George Strait’s Career Path

Country newcomer Chris Lane is looking to the right people as he builds his career. The "Broken Windshield View" singer sat down with us for a Periscope interview on Tuesday morning, during which he shared his influences, girlfriend situation and favorite foods.

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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban Says ‘American Idol’ Judges Have No Regrets About Using Save Early

When Joey Cook was sent home last week, fans started to wonder what would have happened if the three American Idol judges still had their save. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. used it in Week 2, to rescue Qaasim Middleton. Urban says he has no regrets.

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Montgomery Gentry
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Montgomery Gentry, ‘Folks Like Us’ Album Preview: ‘Back on a Dirt Road’ [Listen]

Montgomery Gentry brought in some help for one of the new songs on their Folks Like Us album. “Back on a Dirt Road” features Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry. Listen to part of the swampy groove during this Taste of Country exclusive preview.

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Brett Eldredge
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Brett Eldredge, ‘Lose My Mind’ [Listen]

Brett Eldredge is thought of as one of country music’s most promising vocalists, but on "Lose My Mind," he showcases a creative delivery that’s his true signature. No one syncopates quite like Eldredge. The song is a brilliant mix of old and new.

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