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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, Blake Shelton, Charles Kelley
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Watch the Best of Country Stars Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Country's biggest stars have taken the challenge -- the Ice Bucket Challenge! It turns out, dumping a bucket (or many buckets) of freezing cold water on your noggin brings in lots of money for ALS, as millions of dollars have been raised since Blake Shelton and company started taking the plunge.

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Trisha Yearwood
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Trisha Yearwood Reveals New Music, ‘PrizeFighter’ Album

Trisha Yearwood revealed plans for a new album and sang three new songs during a media event in Nashville on Tuesday night (Aug. 19). The superstar has signed with Sony and RCA Records, the same label that husband Garth Brooks announced a deal with in July.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Officially Goes Pop, Announces New Single, ’1989′ Album

Taylor Swift revealed plans for a new, '80s pop-inspired album and shared a brand new single with fans during a live stream on Monday afternoon. In addition, she dropped a bomb, sharing that her sound has taken a big change ... one that mirrors changes in her personal life.

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Josh Gracin
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Josh Gracin Out of the Hospital, Seeking Help After Suicide Scare

Josh Gracin was taken to a hospital after family and police tracked him down last week. The singer had written what many thought was a suicide note, posting it to his private and public Facebook pages on Aug. 14. Over the weekend, his team released a statement to fans.

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Taylor Swift

You Think You Know Taylor Swift?

Of course you know Taylor Swift's hit songs. And you probably know her movie roles and songs inspired by famous boyfriends ... But do you know what her first job was? Or which family member gave her the gift of song? And did you know she once recorded a song about a country singer not named Tim McGraw?

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Natalie Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Joins Jimmy Fallon for ‘Ew!’

Taylor Swift mussed her hair, wore glasses the size of beach balls and talked through so much metal, she surely wouldn’t be allowed through airport security. Then she took a light jab at Miley Cyrus, herself and Shake n’ Bake chicken during her appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night (August 13).

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Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley: CMA Music Fest Proves This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Country Music Anymore

Dierks Bentley says the yearly CMA Music Festival in Nashville captures the essence of where country music is at, and where the genre is headed. Few are more excited about performing than the 'Drunk on a Plane' singer. Fans will get to see his enthusiasm spill over on Aug. 5, during ABC's 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' performance.

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