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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.
Willie Nelson Remember When
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Remember When Willie Nelson Settled His Tax Bill?

Twenty years ago, on Feb. 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his $16.7 million tax bill for around $9 million. The trouble began when the IRS decided that tax shelters his accountants set up were not valid. A massive audit resulted in the government seizing much of his property and selling it at auction. 

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Taste of Country Music Festival
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Early Bird Taste of Country Music Festival Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival, a three-day camping and country music party at Hunter Mountain in New York. Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes and many more will be looking for you June 13-15.

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Dustin Lynch
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Dustin Lynch Admits Chicks Like to ‘Crank His Tractor,’ Talks Taste of Country Festival

Dustin Lynch fans are having as much fun with his new single 'She Cranks My Tractor' as he is watching them. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson, the singer admitted women love to sing along to the Top 25 cut from his self-titled debut album.

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Rascal Flatts Uncle Kracker
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Rascal Flatts vs. Uncle Kracker – The Showdown

Tuesday's Showdown came down to the final few phone calls on Taste of Country Nights radio, with country superstars Rascal Flatts' new song 'Changed' pulling ahead in the final few minutes to top Chris Janson's 'Better I Don't.' The two-night champion will sit on the sidelines today and watch Gary LeVox and company take on a new challenger today. 

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Parmalee
Stoney Creek Records

Parmalee, ‘Carolina’ – Song Review

"Polished" is not a word one would have used to describe Parmalee after the North Carolina foursome shared their debut single 'Musta Had a Good Time' in 2012, but the rowdy country rockers' follow-up single 'Carolina' is as radio-friendly of a track as you'll find. It's not clear that either style is a perfect fit for the Thomas brothers and their bandmates.

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Willie Nelson
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2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Willie Nelson and Family

Experiencing Willie Nelson live is a bucket list item for any true country fan. The legendary hitmaker and songwriter will release a new album in 2013, and will once again hit the road with his family band to bring real country music to fans across America. This June, Willie Nelson and Family will headline the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in New York.

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Lady Antebellum
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2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is one of the scheduled headliners at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in New York this June. The June 13-15 country music celebration features over a dozen of the biggest names from Nashville at a scenic venue just two hours from New York City. When they take the stage, Lady A will be bringing new music and their catalog of hits.

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Jake Owen
RCA Nashville

Jake Owen, ‘Anywhere With You’ – Song Review

Jake Owen found his niche with songs from the 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' album, but the unidirectional theme is wearing thin with the arrival of his new single 'Anywhere With You.' There's a thread of spontaneity and nostalgia throughout all of Owen's most recent hits. He is the essence of carefree, which is refreshing... but no longer surprising. 

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Taylor Swift, Brantley Gilbert, Kimberly Perry
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Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

Beginning this week, readers get to decide the 10 hottest videos of the week in the brand new Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown. On Friday (Jan. 18), the first video countdown will debut, showcasing the most popular country music videos as decided by readers' votes.

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