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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.
Alan Jackson, Ali Jackson
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Alan Jackson’s Daughter Arrested on Assault, Underage Drinking Charges

Alan Jackson's middle daughter Alexandra was arrested Wednesday morning (Aug. 28) in Nashville on charges of assault, resisting arrest and underage drinking. The 20-year-old was the passenger in a Range Rover pulled over around 2:30AM CT. Police say she had been drinking and became angry as they tried to talk to her.

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Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Tie It Up’ Video Makes Push for Top Spot on Top 10 Countdown

Fans love Kelly Clarkson's new 'Tie It Up' video, but do they love it enough to make it the No. 1 video on the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown? The clip competed with over 30 other hot music videos for a spot atop the weekly countdown. Check out the latest poll before choosing your favorites for next week.

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Category: Country Music News
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New Country Music Releases – September 2013

Get ready for the year's biggest album releases. September typically begins the busy season when it comes to new country music releases, as artists want to have a new album on fans' minds come the Christmas shopping season. Keith Urban, Chris Young and Justin Moore are just three of the stars with new releases to look forward to. 

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Category: Country Music News
Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett’s Wife Was Upset That He Gave Away Her Favorite Song

In addition to recording hit songs like 'It Goes Like This,' Thomas Rhett is a talented and successful songwriter. His successes include Jason Aldean's '1994,' Lee Brice's 'Parking Lot Party' and one other song that caused some minor marital discord when he let another artist cut it.

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Category: Country Music News
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Jason Michael Carroll, ‘Close Enough’ – Song Review

Jason Michael Carroll pulls back the production to reveal a new sensitivity in his single 'Close Enough.' The singer has a unique way of taking a phrase and turning, twisting and shaping it to mean several different things within a three-minute song. It's a talent that's on display once again during this regret-filled ballad.

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Chris Young and Blake Shelton
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Videos by Chris Young, Blake Shelton Aim for Top Spot on Top 10 Countdown

Country women have been dominating the Taste of Country Top 10 VIdeo Countdown for the last several weeks, but videos by men like Chris Young, Blake Shelton and Tate Stevens are at their heels, looking to take the top spot away. Find out what new music video is No. 1 this week, and vote on next week's Top 10.

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Category: Country Music News

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