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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.
Taylor Swift, Gary Allan, Carrie Underwood
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Gary Allan Says His Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Comments Were Taken Out of Context

What seemed like the next round of artist vs. artist criticisms was misconstrued and taken out of context, according to one of the parties involved. Gary Allan says his answer to Larry King's question about whether or not Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are country has been spun in a way he didn't intend.

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Zac Brown
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Zac Brown: Luke Bryan’s New Song ‘Is the Worst I’ve Ever Heard’

Zac Brown took tailgate, moonlight and daisy dukes songs to task during a recent radio interview. The singer held nothing back with his opinion of certain modern day country sounds, including the latest single from Luke Bryan.

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First-Ever Tropical Nights to Bring Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert + More to Beautiful Mexico

The inaugural country music adventure Tropical Nights in Riviera Maya, Mexico will include performances and exclusive opportunities to hang with some of country's biggest stars -- Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer.

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Taste of Country
Taste of Country

Taste of Country Writer, Sister Station Receive 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Nominations

Among the nominees announced for the 2013 CMA Awards were radio stations and on-air personalities, chosen as the best in the business. WGNA afternoon host and Taste of Country writer Kevin Richards was honored for a third straight year. Additionally, station WYRK in Buffalo, N.Y. was chosen as a as a nominee for CMA Radio Station of the Year, medium market.

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Category: Country Music News
Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Sporting Walking Boot After Onstage Injury

Carrie Underwood caught one of her five-inch high heels in the tail of her shirt on Thursday (Sept. 5) during a show in Corpus Christi, Texas. The singer was singing 'Undo It' when she fell to the ground, injuring her left foot. "I can't move my toes. Is that bad?" she asked after the incident.

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Gary Allan
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Gary Allan, ‘It Ain’t the Whiskey’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

After two uplifting singles, Gary Allan has become the dark, heartbroken and wretched singer his fans have loved for over a decade. 'It Ain't the Whiskey' is his bread and butter, and the singer sounds better than ever on this highlight from the 'Set You Free' album.

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Carrie Underwood
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Jesus Takes the Wheel in Hilarious Viral Video About Carrie Underwood Song

Over Labor Day weekend, two teens had some fun with Carrie Underwood's 'Jesus Take the Wheel.' In a video posted to Vine, one finds a young man driving a car with the song from 2005 cranked to 10. And then ... well, it's best if you watch for yourself. 

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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
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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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