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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.
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Country Stars React: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Friday's (June 26) historic decision in favor of same-sex marriage in America led to a predictable rush of reactions from those both for and against the Supreme Court's decision. Country music's biggest stars also weighed in, and not everyone feels the 5-4 decision making same-sex marriage possible in all 50 states is good for our country's future.

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How Tyler Farr ‘Crashed’ Jerrod Niemann and Wife’s Hotel Room in Jamaica

It begins with "I was in bed with my wife ..." and ends with "I can't believe he didn't get hurt!" In between, Jerrod Niemann's story about Tyler Farr breaking into his hotel room in Jamaica takes all sorts of strange twists and turns, and ends with someone having to pay for damages.

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Sam Hunt Says ‘Hookup’ With ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman Was Fabricated

Sam Hunt insists he’s not dating former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman, and he didn’t "hook up" with her, either. The “House Party” singer says he’s not sure how the rumor got started, but admits they did talk backstage during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

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Kacey Musgraves Says ‘Pageant Material’ Is a Family Affair

Kacey Musgraves admits her new album Pageant Material serves as an autobiography in some ways, but that wasn't her intent when she began writing and recording her second studio album. Many are looking for the next "Follow Your Arrow," a song that stirred up controversy while helping her earn multiple Song and Album of the Year honors. Those songs are there, but they're not the heart of this project.

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Toby Keith Closes 2015 Country Jam With Powerful Set of Hits, Tribute to His Father

Toby Keith closed 2015 Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo. with a nearly two-hour set that included hits spanning his entire career. The night served as a musical resume for why Keith was chosen to be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame this week.

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Keith Urban’s Birthday Wish to Nicole Kidman Caps 2015 Country Jam Set

Keith Urban closed his 2015 Country Jam set with a personal message to wife Nicole Kidman. After a sizzling 90-plus-minute show that included many of his biggest hits, he returned for an encore that began with a festival-wide singalong of "Happy Birthday." Kidman turns 48 on June 20.

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