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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.
Joanna Smith
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Joanna Smith, ‘Girls Are Crazy’ – Song Review

In general, songs that paint an entire group of people with one broad brush stroke don't fare well on country radio, but Joanna Smith is hoping to prove 'em wrong with her new single 'Girls Are Crazy.' The peppy new track is fun and flirty, and a short hop backward for women in country music.

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Details of Billy Currington’s ‘Terroristic Threats’ Charge Emerge

An initial sketch of the April 15 incident that led to the indictment of Billy Currington has emerged. The singer was charged with terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person in a Chatham County, Ga. court this afternoon (April 24) but it sounds like he's itching to tell his side of the story.

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Category: Country Music News
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Hunter Hayes on Playing Shows Near West, Texas Tragedy: ‘Your Heart Is So Heavy’

Last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas was part of a very difficult news week, but country stars like Hunter Hayes are sensitive to the challenges of playing shows in the affected areas immediately afterward. Hayes is opening the Blown Away Tour with Carrie Underwood, which has three stops scheduled this week and last within three hours of the small town.

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Taste of Country Fest Schedule
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Taste of Country Music Festival Schedule and Single-Day Tickets Released

The schedule for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival has been released, with Willie Nelson and the Family Band, Trace Adkins and Lady Antebellum headlining one night each at the June 13-15 music and camping festival at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y. A full list of artists playing each day and single-day tickets are also available as of this morning (April 24).

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Category: Country Music News
Pistol Annies
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Pistol Annies Fight Like Family

The Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley) are as close as sisters, for better and worse. Recently, the trio shared that they insist on riding the same tour bus together ("We travel in a pack"), but sometimes that means there's nowhere to go when they fight. Oh, yeah -- they fight. 

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Category: Country Music News
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Hottest Country Wives

Country heartthrobs like Luke Bryan and Jake Owen may not be the best looking members of their own family. Beauty finds beauty it seems, and this list of country music's hottest wives is confirmation. You already know what superstar spouses like Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert look like. These ladies are the lesser-known better halves of country music's top singers.

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Category: Lists
Alabama
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Alabama Named Best Country Band of All Time

The last hour of voting during the finals of March Bandness was frenzied, to say the least. Thousands of fans of Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band cast a ballot in the waning minutes. The boys from Fort Payne, Ala. were trailing until the end, when they surged ahead and took the title of Best Country Band of All Time

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Category: Country Music News

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