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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.
Eric Church
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Eric Church Says ‘Albums Matter More Than Ever’ During 2014 ACC Awards Acceptance Speech

Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' is the top album of 2014, according to the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards. Church's most recent project picked up the prize on Monday night -- it was his first-ever ACC Awards honor.

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Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan Thanks Fans, Nashville Community for Support After Winning Male Vocalist ACC Award

Luke Bryan was thrust into a performance immediately after being named the Male Vocalist of the Year winner at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards on Monday night. After his song he got serious, thanking all who prayed for him during a difficult few weeks.

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Trace Adkins
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Christmas Is Bittersweet for Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins loves this time of year. The rich history of the American Christmas celebration combined with national and personal traditions -- and a fair amount of nostalgia -- brings the country veteran to the Christmas tree as hurriedly as a young boy who has just learned what it's all about.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ Becomes First Platinum Country Album of 2014

Jason Aldean's latest album has become just the third album released in 2014 to go Platinum for one million sold. 'Old Boots, New Dirt' is the only country album on the list, accomplishing the feat in just two months.

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Lindsay Ell, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen
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The Women in Country Music Problem Isn’t Getting Better – What Needs to Change?

Last month, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Somethin’ Bad’ quietly fell from the radio airplay charts, peaking just inside the Top 10. The powerhouse duet with Carrie Underwood was as close to a sure thing as you’ll find in country music, yet it somehow failed to break country’s two-year drought.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Take on Ebola, Taylor Swift, the President and Renee Zellweger in 2014 CMAs Monologue

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood went there. In what might be remembered as their edgiest monologue in their seven years hosting the CMA Awards, the co-hosts took on politics, epidemics and … Taylor Swift’s turn to pop music.

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Zombies Take Over Country Music!

Oh no! In what seems to be a Halloween takeover, zombies have descended on Nashville. Officials are warning area residents -- and country music fans in general -- to stay away from any artist suspected to have a taste for flesh.

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