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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.
Lady Antebellum
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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott: Eisele Is a ‘Chatterbox’

Hillary Scott's daughter Eisele will turn a year old on July 22, and the Lady Antebellum singer says she's almost walking. During an interview with Taste of Country at Country Jam Colorado, Scott spills what her daughter is up to, while bandmate Dave Haywood also let fans know how his wife is doing as they near their due date.

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Jake Owen
Nichols DAmato for Country Jam Colorado

Jake Owen Brings the Beach to Country Jam Colorado [Pictures]

Jake Owen closed day one of Country Jam Colorado on Thursday night, with a collection of his biggest hits, plus a few surprises for the fans that had been waiting all day to see him. The 'Beachin'' singer brought the beach to the mountains, playing his full set barefoot, as usual.

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Willie Nelson
James Minchin

Willie Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ Video Features Rowdy Backstage Fun – Exclusive Premiere

The title-track from Willie Nelson’s new ‘Band of Brothers’ album could be a theme song for his motley group of players and friends. The singer has released a video for the song that showcases the crew having fun backstage and off stage. During this ToC video premiere fans get a look at a more relaxed, almost silly, country music legend.

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ToC Fest
Joshua Timmermans for Taste of Country Music Festival

Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley + More Reward Fans at 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival – Day 1 Pictures

Fans covered Hunter Mountain like snow in December during Dierks Bentley's set at the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. on Friday night. The singer was the last of five singers to take the stage, and was forced to follow a powerful show from Brantley Gilbert. He handled the pressure well.

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George Strait
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Watch George Strait Perform His Final Song [Video]

Balloons and confetti rained on the fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night as George Strait played his final song, and walked off the stage forever for now. The Cowboy Rides Away ended with an all-star version of the track from 'Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.'

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CMA Fest Day 3
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Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line Reward Soaked Fans During CMA Fest LP Field Show [Pictures]

Tens of thousands of country fans braved heavy rain showers and cast aside worries about the LP Field show scheduled for day three of CMA Music Festival being cancelled, to enjoy Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and more on Saturday night.

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City of Hope
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Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery + More Suit Up for City of Hope Softball Game [Photos]

The 24th annual CMA Fest Celebrity Softball game wasn't without competition, but in the end, the cause and a good time were most important things. Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery, Sara Evans and Jana Kramer were just a few of the stars who stepped up for City of Hope.

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Dustin Lynch
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Dustin Lynch Remembers Sneaking Backstage at the CMA Music Festival

Dustin Lynch grew up just south of Nashville, but never went to the CMA Music Festival as a kid. It wasn't until he moved here full time at age 18 that he started attending. The 'Where It's At' singer remembers once sneaking backstage at one of the more popular venues.

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