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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.
Brantley Gilbert, Billy Ray Cyrus
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Brantley Gilbert vs. Billy Ray Cyrus – The Showdown

Rack up another Showdown win for Brantley Gilbert. The singer's new song 'Kick It in the Sticks' is a longtime favorite of fans, and they're not shy about voting for the country-rocker. Yesterday, the single topped lablemate Justin Moore's new song ''Til My Last Day,' meaning it goes against a new challenger today and tonight on Taste of Country Nights radio. 

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Faith Hill, ‘American Heart’ – Song Review

Faith Hill has a new album finished, but it seems fans won't get to hear it until a single sticks. 'American Heart' is at least the third new song fans nationwide have heard -- including 'Come Home' and the title track, 'Illusion,' played during the 'CMA Music Festival' special on ABC. Like the others, it's a thick production made accessible by the wonder of Hill's voice. 

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Zac Brown Band Whip Through ‘The Wind’ in ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special Appearance

It seems certain that if 'The Wind' by the Zac Brown Band was playing nonstop in offices and job sites across the country, the work day could be shortened by four hours -- but we'd all be just as productive. The talented seven-piece band worked through the warp-speed country track during the 'CMA Music Festival' special on ABC Monday night. 

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Dierks Bentley
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Fans Go Crazy for Dierks Bentley’s ’5-1-5-0′ During ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special

The crowd at LP Field was dedicated to Dierks Bentley, and they showed up with signs and billboards to support the '5-1-5-0' singer during his set at the CMA Music Festival in June. Bentley performed his hit for ABC cameras, and on Monday night, fans who couldn't get to Nashville got to see the results on the 'Country's Night to Rock' special.

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Carrie Underwood
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Fans ‘Blown Away’ by Carrie Underwood’s ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ Performance

For a brief moment on Monday, Carrie Underwood seemed vulnerable. After finishing 'Blown Away,' the singer appeared to be out of breath. One wondered how she'd begin the equally challenging 'Last Name,' but then she made it look easy. "This is what not to do at CMA Fest, OK," Underwood said before beginning her 2008 hit during the 'Country's Night to Rock' special.

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Charlie Daniels Band to Rework ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ for ‘Monday Night Football’ Open

One country legend will replace another as the Charlie Daniels Band takes a turn at opening up 'Monday Night Football' on ESPN next week. Daniels has reworked 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' for the broadcast's opening theme. It appears to be a one game only engagement.

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Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton
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New Country Music Releases – October 2012

October is the biggest month for new country music yet, with eight different albums from the biggest superstars in Nashville scheduled to hit stores. Included in the new country music releases section for October 2012 are projects from Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Jerrod Niemann

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Carrie Underwood, Chris Young
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Carrie Underwood, Chris Young Named Sexiest Country Stars of 2012

It's official! Carrie Underwood and Chris Young are sexy. In fact, they're the sexiest. The pair beat out eighteen other country singers -- 9 females and 9 males -- in a recent Taste of Country poll, with Underwood running away with the title with over 41 percent of votes. It was a little closer on the male side, as Young (26 percent) was followed closely by Trace Adkins and Luke Bryan

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