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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.
Hank Williams Jr.
Joshua Timmermans for Taste of Country Music Festival

Hank Williams Jr. Brings Hits, Rock Covers to 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival [Pictures]

Hank Williams Jr. closed the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival with a mix of covers, hits and variations on well-known tracks from his deep catalogue. Thousands filled Hunter Mountain to hear the country music legend, and he didn't disappoint.

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Category: Country Music News
Joshua Timmermans for Taste of Country Music Festival
Joshua Timmermans for Taste of Country Music Festival

Randy Houser Goes Acoustic at ToC Fest After Bus Breaks Down [Pictures]

Very few performers can take a stage in front of nearly 20,000 rowdy country fans and deliver a stirring, satisfying, hour-long acoustic performance. Randy Houser did just that at the Taste of Country Music Festival on Saturday night, after his bus broke down leaving his crew unable to get his gear to Hunter Mountain.

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City of Hope
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Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery + More Suit Up for City of Hope Softball Game [Photos]

The 24th annual CMA Fest Celebrity Softball game wasn't without competition, but in the end, the cause and a good time were most important things. Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery, Sara Evans and Jana Kramer were just a few of the stars who stepped up for City of Hope.

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Country Music 2014
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ToC Encore: The Best of Country Music 2014 (So Far)

As 2014 nears the halfway point, it's time to reflect on the best of country music. The best songs, the best albums and the best moments of 2014 come from newcomers and superstars. They come from awards shows and reality television. The Best of Country Music 2014 comes from all over.

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