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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.
Love and Theft
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Love and Theft, ‘If You Ever Get Lonely’ – Song Review

'If You Ever Get Lonely,' the new single from Love and Theft, makes vanilla taste like chili powder. The song was previously recorded by former Bad English singer John Waite, and Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson do little to put their individual marks on the story or production. 

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Morgan Frazier
Curb Nashville

Morgan Frazier, ‘Yellow Brick Road’ – Song Review

Morgan Frazier plays Dorothy to the men she comes upon in her major label debut single 'Yellow Brick Road,' but she's hardly the shy, nervous character from the famous narrative. The 'Wizard of Oz' metaphor that drives this rocker is a clever way for the 19-year-old to get noticed, but the power of her voice is what will ultimately impress country music fans.

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Category: Country Music News
Rachel Farley
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Rachel Farley Has No Trouble Fitting in With the Boys

Rachel Farley may be the only female soloist performing on June 14 at the Taste of Country Music Festival, but she won't have trouble fitting in. The 18-year-old Georgia-born newcomer is no delicate flower. Her single 'Ain't Easy' serves as an autobiography, and she cut her teeth playing Georgia bars with Brantley Gilbert before she could legally drive a car.

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Category: Country Music News
Lonestar
4 Star Records

Lonestar, ‘Life as We Know It’ – Exclusive Album Stream

Lonestar's new 'Life as We Know it' album is available as of June 4, and the band is giving Taste of Country readers a chance to hear the whole thing with an exclusive stream. 'Life as We Know It' is the first album with original lead singer Richie McDonald since 'Mountains' from 2006.

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Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Rips Houston Music Critic for Dissing ‘The Voice’ Singer Holly Tucker

Blake Shelton was sad to see Holly Tucker eliminated on 'The Voice' on Tuesday (June 4), but he became furious after reading a tweet from a Texas music critic that the 'Boys 'Round Here' singer perceived as a slight to his team member.

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Weston Burt
WestonBurt.com

Weston Burt Says Taste of Country Festival Will Take Him Back to His College Days

Newcomer Weston Burt's debut single 'Lucky Sometimes' has cracked country radio in a big way, especially on Sirius XM's the Highway channel. The uptempo cut finds a new way to say "I love you," and fans enjoy singing it back to him during live shows. They'll get another chance after Willie Nelson performs on opening night of the Taste of Country Music Festival.

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Category: Country Music News

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