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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Alan Jackson Where Were You
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No. 2: Alan Jackson, ’Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) – Top Country Songs of the Century

In times of tragedy, country music heals. Songs from some of the genre's best artists are used as therapy during great personal and national strife. No song has unified quite like Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

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Florida Georgia Line Share Favorite Venue, Hobby and Chef During ToC Twitter Chat

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line talked about life on and off the road during a 30-minute conversation with fans at the Taste of Country Twitter page. The duo also talked about their favorite collaboration on Dig Your Roots.

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Sturgill Simpson Merle Haggard
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Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”

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FGL Twitter Takeover
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Florida Georgia Line Will Answer Fan Questions During ToC Twitter Chat

On Monday afternoon Florida Georgia Line will take over Taste of Country's Twitter page. After a weekend celebrating their new Dig Your Roots album (and Brian Kelley's birthday) the duo should have plenty to talk about. You can ask them anything.

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Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Doing
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No. 4: Tim McGraw, ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

“It’s just the greatest message ever put on the radio in my opinion, and to the world frankly,” one country artist said of Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying." The singer is a bit more humble about song No. 4 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century, but he recognizes the importance of the song.

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Shania Twain
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Shania Twain: Pictures Through the Years

Happy birthday to Shania Twain today, August 28! The singer has offered cutting-edge country music and fashion in the 18 years since releasing 'The Woman With Me' in 1995. While this wasn't her debut album, its success (over 12 million copies sold in the U.S. alone) changed the landscape of country music forever.

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