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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.
Steve Wariner
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Steve Wariner Granted Restraining Order Against Stalker of 24 Years

Twenty four years after Steve Wariner first met Linda Marie Shinn, the country singer has been granted a temporary restraining order to keep her away from him and his family. News of the slowly-escalating stalking came to light after Tuesday's (July 30) ruling in Houston, Texas.

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Randy Travis
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Randy Travis, ‘Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

It's possible the context in which Randy Travis releases his new single 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum' could cause fans and critics to overstate its impact. Then again, maybe not. There are, after all, only so many words available to heap effusive praise on this brilliantly composed and performed traditional ballad.

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Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ – Song Review

Luke Bryan's new single 'That's My Kind of Night' promises to be his most controversial release to date. The singer goes all-in on the country-rap style that -- despite loud objections from traditionalists -- is covering the radio like kudzu. He sounds both horribly out of place and right at home.

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Randy Travis
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Cardiologist Explains Randy Travis’ ‘Unusual’ Condition

Bad luck is partially to blame for Randy Travis' downward spiral after catching a virus. A respected cardiologist named Dr. Marc Klapholz says viruses are rare in the summertime, and most don't progress into the heart muscle. Travis was admitted to the hospital earlier this month with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure which led to a stroke three days later.

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Jake Owen
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Jake Owen, ‘Days of Gold’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Be sure you're near a good, clean air source before you begin Jake Owen's new single 'Days of Gold.' Words like "uptempo" or "rockin'" don't even begin to describe the pace the singer keeps up for over three spellbinding minutes. 'Eight Second Ride' is a ballad comparatively.

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Easton Corbin
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‘All Over the Road’ Singer Easton Corbin Talks About Getting Busted for Speeding

It's a case where art imitates life. Easton Corbin didn't find an understanding police officer in his new video for 'All Over the Road,' or in the state of Illinois where he was caught speeding in 2011. His real-life crime wasn't nearly as spicy as what he was caught doing in the video reel, but it was much more expensive.

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