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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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JB and the Moonshine Band Excited to Kick Off the Taste of Country Christmas Tour

Texas country stars JB and the Moonshine Band are itching to begin the Taste of Country Christmas Tour this week. The first show of the run -- a stop in Abilene, Texas -- is scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 15). Lead singer JB Patterson tells Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson that he's especially looking forward to playing dates with Casey James, who's also on the bill.

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Ashley Judd Considering Run for U.S. Senate in 2014

Actress Ashley Judd could be looking toward politics for her next job. The younger sister to Wynonna Judd and daughter to Naomi Judd is said to be considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014, but in a statement, she would only go as far as indicating that it's possible -- but too early -- to discuss the potential campaign.

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Jana Kramer
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Jana Kramer Admits Brantley Gilbert’s Female Fans Aren’t Too Happy With Her

Jana Kramer and Brantley Gilbert walked the red carpet at the 2012 CMA Awards separately, but that doesn't mean their young romance has fizzled. The 'Why Ya Wanna' singer says she and Gilbert are still hanging out, but stopped herself before putting a label on the relationship. 

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Jason Aldean (Featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church), ‘The Only Way I Know’ – Song Review

Jason Aldean's new single 'The Only Way I Know' weaves from the same spool as his biggest hits. Themes of hard work, loyalty and small town values have been at the core of hits like 'Fly Over States,' 'Tattoos on This Town,' and most recently, 'Take a Little Ride,' even if you need to look beyond the cutie in the passenger seat to find them. On the new single from 'Night Train,' Aldean's message is more direct. but no less effective. 

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Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean
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2012 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award Prediction? – Readers Poll

A new class of country heroes has taken over the Male Vocalist of the Year category at the CMA Awards. Once-familiar names like Chesney and Paisley have been purged from the list of nominees, with newcomers like Luke Bryan and Eric Church filling the spots in 2012. While one can argue for someone other than these five men, it's difficult to argue against any of them. Who do you think will win the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 2012 CMAs?

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Country Stars Show Off Their 2012 Halloween Costumes

While Halloween isn't until Wednesday (Oct. 31), country music stars put on their costumes to celebrate at concerts and events over the weekend. Hands down, these are the scariest, the sexiest and the most creative country music Halloween costumes for 2012. You may never look at these singers the same again!

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Zombies
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Zombies Take Over Country Music!

Oh no! In what seems to be a Halloween takeover, zombies have suspended on Nashville. Officials are warning area residents -- and country music fans in general -- to stay away from any artist suspected to have a taste for flesh.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean on Controversial Brittany Kerr Kissing Photos: ‘I Screwed Up’

Jason Aldean has taken ownership of the risque photos that show him cuddling and kissing former 'American Idol' singer Brittany Kerr. The 'Take a Little Ride' singer explained what led to his inappropriate actions in Los Angeles last Wednesday, admitting he'd had too much to drink. 

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Montgomery Gentry
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Best Montgomery Gentry Song? – Readers Poll

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry is celebrating his 49th birthday today (September 30). The more enthusiastic half of one of country music's all-time best country duos has as much energy today as he did when he first bounded onto the big stage with Troy Gentry in 1999. Since then, the duo has released over two dozen singles and charted five No. 1 hits. What is the best Montgomery Gentry song of all time?

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