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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.
LoCash Cowboys
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LoCash Cowboys, ‘LoCash Cowboys’ – Album Review

The LoCash Cowboys' career has been a series of stops and starts -- until now. With the release of their self-titled debut album, Chris Lucas and Preston Brust finally get to show fans all sides of their personality. Ballads like 'Best Seat in the House' and the previously released 'Keep in Mind' soften the image that songs like 'C-O-U-N-T-R-Y' and 'Here Comes Summer' helped build.

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Civil Wars
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The Civil Wars Release New Single ‘The One That Got Away,’ Announce New Album Details

The Civil Wars have released a new single called 'The One That Got Away' and made it available to fans via videos on Vevo and YouTube. The gloomy ballad marks the return of Joy Williams and John Paul White after seemingly announcing their breakup last November. 

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Category: Country Music News
Gloriana
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Watch: Gloriana Dish on Tom Gossin’s Bachelor Party, Rachel Reinert’s Sexiest Men in Country at 2013 ToC Music Festival

Gloriana's Rachel Reinert responded to making the 2013 Taste of Country Sexiest Females in Country Music list at the Taste of Country Music Festival over the weekend. The lone female in the trio said she's both honored and embarrassed by all the attention, but she wasn't too overcome to quickly rattle off four names who top her personal Sexiest Males list. 

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Father's Day
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Montgomery Gentry, Justin Moore + More Share Best Advice From Dad on Father’s Day 2013

Stars Justin Moore and the men of Montgomery Gentry are dads, but they're also sons who are no doubt thinking about their fathers this Father's Day. The two acts joined Craig Campbell and Dustin Lynch at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival this weekend, where

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Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes + More Close 2013 Taste of Country Festival – Day 3 Pictures

Lady Antebellum played their last show of the summer at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival on Saturday night (June 15). With Hillary Scott set to go on maternity leave, the trio held nothing back during a high-energy 90-minute set. Check out pictures from Lady A and all ToC Fest performers below.

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Category: Country Music News
Billy Currington
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Billy Currington Leads 90-Minute Singalong at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival – Pictures

Fans started singing from the very first note of Billy Currington's set at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival. The Georgia native has put some of the catchiest hits of the last decade on the radio, so it was no surprise to hear the more than 10,000 screaming fans keep up with 'Good Directions,' 'Love Done Gone,' 'People Are Crazy' and love songs like his new single 'Hey Girl.'

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Joe Nichols
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Joe Nichols’ 2013 ToC Festival Set Includes Covers by Tom Petty, Sir Mix-a-Lot – Pictures

Sir Mix-a-Lot didn't have traditional country singer Joe Nichols in mind when he recorded 'Baby Got Back,' but the honey smooth-voiced singer gave the song new life at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival on Saturday night (June 15). In addition to hits like 'The Impossible' and 'Brokenheartsville,' Nichols mixed in Sir Mix and 'Runnin' Down a Dream' by Tom Petty.

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Category: Country Music News
Craig Campbell
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Watch: Craig Campbell Spills on Co-Writing With His Wife at ToC Music Festival 2013

Craig Campbell co-wrote the song 'Topless' with his wife Mindy, which might be a surprise to fans who've heard the slightly risque country cut. At live shows, the singer encourages fans to sing along and interpret the lyrics how they like ... to a certain point. 

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