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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Lynn Anderson Funeral Arrangements Announced

A public visitation and funeral for singer Lynn Anderson will take place this week in Nashville. The 67-year-old “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” singer died on Thursday (July 30) in Nashville after suffering a heart attack. She'd been battling pneumonia.

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Randy Houser

Car Chases, Shootouts All Part of Randy Houser’s ‘We Went’ Video

Randy Houser transitions from playing  cowboy to outlaw in the new music video for his song “We Went.” The video will debut this weekend, but Taste of Country has this extensive behind the scenes look at the action — and there’s a lot of action.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert, Karen Fairchild Close Nashville Show With ‘Girl Crush’ [Watch]

Miranda Lambert previewed her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour with a set that will be tough to top when she hits the road in September. Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town was just one special guest, joining Lambert to sing an emotional version of “Girl Crush.”

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Eric Church
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Eric Church Exhibit to Open at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Eric Church is going to be the next current hit-maker to be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Eric Church: Inside the Outsider will open Sept. 18 and explore the “Like a Wrecking Ball” singer’s path to Nashville and country stardom.

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce Records Sealed

A former Oklahoma state representative says “there’s some shenanigans going on” with regards to the sealing of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce records. Former Rep. Aaron Stiles says the judge was not following the law when he sealed the couple's records last week.

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Jillian Johnson

Lafayette Shooting Victim Jillian Johnson Member of Country Band the Figs

Jillian Johnson, one of the two people killed by a gunman at a Lafayette, La. movie theater on Thursday night, was a businesswoman, artist and member of a well-respected local country music group called the Figs. Friends and fans from Nashville to Louisiana have taken to her Facebook wall to offer their favorite memories in the hours since the shooting.

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