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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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Billy Currington Turns Himself in to Police

Billy Currington has turned himself into police after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on Wednesday. The singer was indicted by a grand jury on terroristic threats and abuse of an elder charges stemming from an April 15 incident. He was not arrested at the time.

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Carrie Underwood Responds to ‘Stick to Singing’ Blast From Tennessee State Representative

Carrie Underwood has responded to a suggestion made by Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt that she should stick to singing instead of politics and lawmaking. At issue is the Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act, known as the Ag-Gag Bill to critics like the country singer, the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean + Luke Bryan Lead 2013 Billboard Music Award Country Finalists

The 2013 Billboard Music Award nominations have been revealed and Taylor Swift shares the lead as a finalist in 11 categories for the May 19 awards show. The 'Red' album-maker is up for a host of country awards, but also all-genre honors like Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album ('Red') and the night's big prize, Top Artist.

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Carrie Underwood Dishes on Disagreements With Husband Mike Fisher

Like any married couple, Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher don't always see eye to eye. But they're not the type to have knock-down, drag-out fights that wake up the neighborhood. "I've never thrown anything," Underwood said laughing during a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson.

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Two No. 1 Hits Return to ToC Top 10 Video Countdown

Songs that are amongst the biggest of Lee Brice and Lady Antebellum's careers make a return to the ToC Top 10 Video Countdown this week -- in a big way. 'I Drive Your Truck' was a chart-topper for Brice, while Lady A's 'Downtown' sits at the top of the charts just this week. However, neither of these videos were No. 1 on this list, as decided explicitly by country music fans.

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Randy Houser Interview: ‘How Country Feels’ Singer Still Laughing After Life’s Highs and Lows

When Randy Houser debuted with 'Anything Goes' in late 2008, many were wondering if country music had just found a future Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. He voice was -- and is -- that strong. 'Boots On' was a Top 5 follow-up, and then ... then he sort of got lost -- shuffled around like a middle-reliever in Major League Baseball, despite his talent as a singer and songwriter

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Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

Can anyone stop Carrie Underwood? 'Two Black Cadillacs' has built a house on top of the ToC Top 10 Video Countdown, but there are more than a few big bad wolves looking to blow it down. New videos from Florida Georgia Line and Taylor Swift enter the voting poll this week, in addition to returning Top-10ers from Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith

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Gary Allan Already Thinking About His Next Album

Two days after 'Set You Free' was released in January, Gary Allan began thinking about his next album. He tells Taste of Country that he was at an event with songwriter Hillary Lindsey -- whose credits include 'Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)' and 'Two Black Cadillacs' -- during release week, and he tried to corner her to write. She laughed and reminded him that his last project was just days old. "That means we have one year to get this done," he remembers telling her, semi-seriously.

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Charlie Daniels ‘Ready to Rock’ After Pacemaker Implant

A pacemaker won't slow Charlie Daniels down. The Charlie Daniels Band frontman says his fiddling or movements on stage won't be compromised with the device implanted in his chest. He underwent the procedure last month after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He returns to the stage Friday night (April 12) in Verona, N.Y.

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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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