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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”

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Florida Georgia Line Will Answer Fan Questions During ToC Twitter Chat

On Monday afternoon Florida Georgia Line will take over Taste of Country's Twitter page. After a weekend celebrating their new Dig Your Roots album (and Brian Kelley's birthday) the duo should have plenty to talk about. You can ask them anything.

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No. 4: Tim McGraw, ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ – Top Country Songs of the Century

“It’s just the greatest message ever put on the radio in my opinion, and to the world frankly,” one country artist said of Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying." The singer is a bit more humble about song No. 4 on this list of the Top Country Songs of the Century, but he recognizes the importance of the song.

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Shania Twain: Pictures Through the Years

Happy birthday to Shania Twain today, August 28! The singer has offered cutting-edge country music and fashion in the 18 years since releasing 'The Woman With Me' in 1995. While this wasn't her debut album, its success (over 12 million copies sold in the U.S. alone) changed the landscape of country music forever.

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Win ‘Remind Me’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit that claims Brad Paisley and his “Remind Me” co-writers stole an idea when they wrote and recorded the 2011 hit was decided this week. The artists, songwriters and publishers have defeated a copyright claim from singer and songwriter Amy Bowen.

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