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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.
Blake Shelton, Austin Jenckes
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Top 10 ‘The Voice’ Contestant Austin Jenckes Excited to Be on Team Blake

Austin Jenckes came to 'The Voice' through Nashville and Duvall, Wash. The 25-year-old is one of three remaining members of Team Blake, and after a rendition of a Travis Tritt hit this week, he's itching to get back in front of the cameras.

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High on Paid Meds, Wisdom Tooth Patient Professes Her Love for Scotty McCreery

File this video under things never to forgive mom for. A teen riding home after getting her wisdom teeth pulled was interrogated on video … by her mother! Amongst the revelations: Scotty McCreery is apparently her boyfriend.

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Wynonna and Colt Ford Discuss Redneck Roots in New ‘Ride Through the Country Revisited’ Clip – Exclusive Video

The often verbose Colt Ford is tongue-tied when seated next to country legend Wynonna Judd. Ford is obviously a fan, and he considers it quite an accomplishment that he convinced the famous redhead to join him for a cut on his 'Ride Through the Country Revisited' album. Watch behind-the-scenes footage from the recording studio in this ToC exclusive.

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Garth Brooks Kid
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Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Garth Brooks, ‘Friends in Low Places’

Five-year-old Emma grabs a wooden spoon and finds a room with good lighting to begin this performance of 'Friends in Low Places' by Garth Brooks. Sure, the superstar preferred a hands-free microphone, but a girls gotta make do with what's around the house before being able to afford the latest in technology. 

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LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, RaeLynn
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Country Stars Dress Up, Spoof Each Other for Halloween 2013

Artists like LeAnn Rimes and RaeLynn spoofed other country stars on Halloween 2013. 'The Voice' singer took a playful jab at Blake Shelton circa 2002, while Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian dressed as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers circa 1983. The most adorable costume pictures, of course, came from the new parents. Hillary Scott, Jennifer Nettles and Chely Wright all shared photos of their tots on Thursday.

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Kelly Clarkson, ‘Underneath the Tree’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Degree of difficulty plays a role in judging what one thinks of any Kelly Clarkson song, especially her new Christmas single 'Underneath the Tree.' The woman can do things most singers cannot. When she's on -- and she's been on since she began offering dedicated singles to country radio -- she stands alone.

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Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett Shares Why Reba McEntire’s Son Is Part of His Scariest Halloween Memory

Growing up as singer-songwriter Rhett Akins' son, Thomas Rhett got into a few exclusive parties as a kid, including Reba McEntire's Halloween shindig one year. The 'It Goes Like This' singer tells Taste of Country about one frightening moment involving the legend's son Shelby, who was much, much bigger than Rhett. 

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Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Jason Aldean, ’1994′

This 5-year-old's mom says he's a Jason Aldean fanatic, and you'll probably agree. Brady has listened to nothing but Aldean's music since he was old enough to make radio requests, so it's no surprise he knows all the lyrics to '1994.' This video was put together to get the singer's attention, and it's so good, we thought we'd help. 

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