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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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Eric Church Says ‘Albums Matter More Than Ever’ During 2014 ACC Awards Acceptance Speech

Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' is the top album of 2014, according to the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards. Church's most recent project picked up the prize on Monday night -- it was his first-ever ACC Awards honor.

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Luke Bryan Thanks Fans, Nashville Community for Support After Winning Male Vocalist ACC Award

Luke Bryan was thrust into a performance immediately after being named the Male Vocalist of the Year winner at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards on Monday night. After his song he got serious, thanking all who prayed for him during a difficult few weeks.

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2014 American Country Countdown Awards Winners – Full List!

The Male Vocalist of the Year award was the first #ACCAwards trophy handed out during Monday night's inaugural American Country Countdown Awards. Luke Bryan picked up the gold(ish) microphone trophy, becoming the very first ACC winner ... like, ever!

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Christmas Is Bittersweet for Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins loves this time of year. The rich history of the American Christmas celebration combined with national and personal traditions -- and a fair amount of nostalgia -- brings the country veteran to the Christmas tree as hurriedly as a young boy who has just learned what it's all about.

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Miranda Lambert, ‘Little Red Wagon’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Don’t get lost in the lyrics -- just appreciate Lambert’s attitude as she kicks this short-distance admirer to the gutter: “And you're just trying to slow this rolling stone / But I'm on to you baby / So guess what,” she says to close the second verse.

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Brett Eldredge Excited to Sing Most Played Song of 2014 at American Country Countdown Awards

2014 was a breakthrough year for Brett Eldredge, and he's ready to celebrate ... and relax. The singer will perform 'Beat of the Music' at the American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville Monday night (Dec. 15). Recently he learned the track was the most played song on country radio in 2014!

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New Songs on the Radio – December 2014

It's not just Christmas music on the radio in December. Artists like Little Big Town and Sara Evans have released new songs for airplay, and they're hardly alone. Lucy Angel, Logan Mize ... even Glen Campbell has a new single! Here's a list of all of the new country songs on the radio from December, with links to listen right now.

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