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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.
Lee Brice Garth Brooks
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Lee Brice Joins Garth Brooks for Performance of ‘More Than a Memory,’ Shares Secret of the Song

On Saturday night (Jan. 24), Lee Brice joined Garth Brooks onstage in Boston, Mass. to sing 'More Than a Memory,' a song he helped write for the superstar when he temporarily came back from retirement in 2007. Fans may remember it was the only song to ever debut at No. 1 on the radio airplay charts.

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Little Jimmy Dickens
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Little Jimmy Dickens: Pictures Through the Years

When Little Jimmy Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry, Harry Truman was president and a gallon of gas went for 16 cents. The first picture in this photo gallery of the legend’s life was taken two years later, with his little girl Pamela — just able to walk — by his side.

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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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