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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.
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Single-Day Taste of Country Music Festival Tickets Now on Sale

Too busy to attend the entire 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in N.Y.? Single day tickets to see stars like Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr. and more are now on sale. Plus a Kickoff Party has been announced for June 12.

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Single Day Taste of Country Music Tickets Go on Sale Wednesday

Single day tickets to see Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr. and more at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival go on sale this week. Over 20 acts are booked for the second annual camping and country music festival at Hunter Mountain in central New York.

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Hunter Hayes
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Album Spotlight: Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

The beauty of Hunter Hayes’ new ‘Storyline’ album is in what it’s lacking. There’s few if any lyrical hooks to find yourself tweezing out days later. The production is appropriate, and at times heavy. But the arrangements are never protecting a weak lyric or uninspired vocal performance.

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Complete Schedule for 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival Revealed

Before today, country fans planning on attending one of the best country music and camping festivals in the U.S. only knew who was performing. Now they know when stars like Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert and more will be playing at the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival.

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#PrayForArkansas – Justin Moore, Darius Rucker + More Offer Prayers to Families Affected by Tornadoes

Over a dozen people in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa were killed after a wave of storms and tornadoes tore through south-central United States. Many of the deaths were in Faulkner County, Ark., as a powerful twister flipped cars and tore through houses. Justin Moore — a native of Poyen, Ark., about one hour south — was one of a number of country stars to offer prayers on Sunday night and Monday.

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