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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.
Thomspon Square
Stoney Creek Records

Thompson Square, ‘Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About’ – Song Review

It's back to basics for Thompson Square. The duo's new single 'Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About' is a no-tricks, easy-to-embrace love song that finds the married couple having a conversation as comfortable as, "What's for dinner?"

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Naomi Judd
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Naomi Judd Takes CMT to Task for ‘By the Way’ Mention of George Jones During Awards Show

Naomi Judd feels CMT did George Jones a disservice by limiting their tribute to the Possum during the 2013 CMT Music Awards. In addition to the short time allotted for the dedication, the legend was critical of the group the network chose to perform Jones' music.

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Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift, ‘Red’ – Song Review

Taylor Swift has released three singles to pop radio since releasing her last country single, but her country fans can rest easy knowing that they get all the best songs from the 'Red' album. The title track marks the superstar's first country offering since 'Begin Again,' a track released before the album was even available.  

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Eli Young Band
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Eli Young Band, ‘Drunk Last Night’ – Song Review

Eli Young Band's new single 'Drunk Last Night' is a subtle, but important, departure from songs on the 'Life at Best' album. The track shuffles along at a slightly faster tempo than 'Crazy Girl' or 'Even if It Breaks Your Heart,' but the chorus and production breathe new life into the band's sound. 

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Mumford and Sons
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Mumford and Sons Postpone Shows Due to Bassist’s Emergency Brain Surgery

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane was rushed to the hospital on Monday (June 10) to receive emergency treatment after feeling unwell for several days. What the doctors found will require surgery, as well as the postponement of three shows scheduled for this week.

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Carrie Underwood Mike Fisher
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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Pulled Over After CMA Festival Performance

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher were pulled over by police after the singer performed a rain-shortened set to close the 2013 CMA Music Festival. Fisher was driving the couple home Sunday evening (June 9) when police stopped him for going 11 over in a 45MPH zone.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Reveals Details, Timeline for Second Studio Album

Scotty McCreery shared new music and a window for the release of his sophomore album during a CMA Music Festival fan party on Sunday (June 6), where six hundred McCreerians ate Bojangles chicken and enjoyed an eight-song acoustic set at Rocketown in Nashville.

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Cassidy and Dierks Bentley
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Boy or Girl? Dierks Bentley Reveals the Sex of Baby-on-the-Way

Dierks Bentley revealed the sex of his unborn third child during a fan club party at the CMA Music Festival last week. The 'Bourbon in Kentucky' singer wanted his most dedicated fans to be the first to know if the blossoming bundle will be a third girl, or his first son. 

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Justin Moore
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Justin Moore Is Ready to Quit Flying Under the Radar

A third album can be a trap album for an artist like Justin Moore. To get this far means you've had some success and made a little money, especially if you write your own songs, as the 29-year-old does. With two kids and a wife at home, those weekends away lose their luster no matter how seductive the thrill of playing for thousands of fans who know every word to every song you've ever cut can be.

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