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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. 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.
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Chris Skiles for Taste of Country

Miranda Lambert’s Emotional Return to the Stage Comes at WE Fest 2015

Sadness, anger, joy, gratitude ... fans could see and hear all of these emotions during Miranda Lambert's set at WE Fest 2015 on Friday night (Aug. 7). The recently-divorced country superstar alluded to her split in direct and indirect ways, but that drama quickly took a backseat to what was going on between the amps.

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Love Hurts: Most Shocking Country Music Splits

Reba McEntire's separation from Narvel Blackstock after 26 years of marriage is nothing short of shocking, but it's not the first time two country lovers have quit without warning. Heck, it's not even the first time it's happened this summer! Here is a list of the most heartbreaking country breakups.

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Jake Owen Eric Bennett
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Jake Owen Surprises Ohio State University Students With Private Show and Hang

Jake Owen found out there was a party happening just down the road from his Ohio State Fair show on Saturday night, and he didn’t want to miss it. The singer surprised a group of college students who were celebrating prior to the show. A simple visit turned into a mini-concert when Owen sang one of his hits on a borrowed guitar.

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