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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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Remember George Strait’s First No. 1 Single? [Listen]

It’s the song that started it all for George Strait. Believe it or not, it actually took a few tries before the King would nab his first No. 1 on the country charts. 59 others would follow during a 33-year (and counting) career. Do you remember which song hit the top of the charts first?

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Jake Owen Says New Feather Tattoo Honors His Individualism, Native American Heritage

Jake Owen says he didn't spend much time thinking about the design for his new feather tattoo, but it carries some personal meaning for him. Owen is of Native American ancestry, and recognizes the importance of the feather. But more than anything the feather is a symbol for who he is today.

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Miranda Lambert’s Emotional Return to the Stage Comes at WE Fest 2015

Sadness, anger, joy, gratitude ... fans could see and hear all of these emotions during Miranda Lambert's set at WE Fest 2015 on Friday night (Aug. 7). The recently-divorced country superstar alluded to her split in direct and indirect ways, but that drama quickly took a backseat to what was going on between the amps.

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Eddie Montgomery Goes on Twitter Rant About the U.S. Government [NSFW]

News of two Russian bombers flying just off the coast of California didn't sit well with many Americans, including Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery. The singer vented on Twitter with a 12-tweet message criticizing the handling of a few recent social and political events, and politicians in Washington, D.C.

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Miranda Lambert Breaks Down on Stage Two Days Before Divorce Announcement [Watch]

Just days before Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s divorce became public knowledge, Lambert broke down while singing “The House That Built Me” in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The moment may have foreshadowed what was to come.

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Brantley Gilbert to Play #NoogaStrong Benefit Show for Fallen Soldiers

Brantley Gilbert is stepping up to help a community and families recover after a gunman opened fire, killing four last week. The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been shaken in the wake of the death of four Marines. Gilbert says he wants to be a part of the recovery and has volunteered to play a benefit concert.

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