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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.
Luke Bryan
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Remember When Luke Bryan Starred in His High School Musical? [Watch]

Oh yes he did! That's Luke Bryan on the right, wearing a cowboy outfit that makes Alaskan snow look dark. You may not recognize him in such a loose-fitting garment, but when you hear him speak -- and sing -- you'll know.

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Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood
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Artists Wearing the American Flag

While a few country artists only wear the American flag on special occasions, others will pull out a patriotic jacket, tank top or guitar whenever the mood strikes them. Country music leads all genres in terms of patriotism, so it's not surprising to find many pictures of the biggest artists wearing the American flag over the last ten years.

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Colt Ford
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Heavy Influence: How Colt Ford Has Helped Shape Modern Country Music

Would Florida Georgia Line be thriving today if Colt Ford had struggled before them? That's a big question -- one that isn't meant to discredit anything Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have accomplished in the two years since 'Cruise' became the most popular song since 'Happy Birthday.'

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Fan Undeterred by Lightning Strike, Hot Plate Burn, Seizure

Carrie Underwood, meet your most loyal fan! At Country Fest in Cadott, Wisc. over the weekend, Gage Stroening did all he could to see the Underwood -- and meet Randy Houser -- after being jolted by lightning and stepping on a red-hot hot plate. Following a brief seizure and visit to the emergency room, the Minnesota man was back at Country Fest.

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Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore
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Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore Preview Motley Crue Covers [Listen]

Fans will have to wait until August to hear the full versions of Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore’s Motley Crue covers, but both singers have released teasers early. Gilbert sings ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ while Moore plans to make ‘Home Sweet Home’ his next single.

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Dierks Bentley, Brett James + More Share Stories Behind the Hits at PBS ‘Front and Center’ Taping

The CMA Songwriters Series celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday night (June 25) with a taping of the PBS 'Front and Center' series in Nashville. Dierks Bentley was the night's featured artist, but songwriters like Brett James and Jon Randall played hits by Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and more.

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Stephen Barker Liles
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Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Shares Wedding Details

Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft will marry fiance Jenna Kennedy this August in Nashville. In a chat with Taste of Country, the singer opens up about his plans for the ceremony and reception, saying the 250-person party is smaller than he wanted.

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