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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.
Dan and Shay
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Dan + Shay Interview: ’19 You + Me’ Duo Explain Tattoos, the Tent in Their Living Room and Lost Redneckery

Fans know Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay met at a house party, but there are a few other details about that fated night that paint a more accurate picture of where the duo came from, and just how quickly their careers took off.

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Category: Country
Blake Shelton
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2014 ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year – Why Blake Shelton Should Win

It's hard to call Blake Shelton the clear-cut favorite for the 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year award, which shows just how competitive the category is this year. In any other year, an artist with a top tour, nominated album and high-profile television role would be a sure thing. This year, a man with a similar resume wasn't even nominated.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Jerrod Niemann Interview: Singer Prepares to Settle Down, But Keeps Gambling With Songs on ‘High Noon’

There's a room in Jerrod Niemann's house; a red room. Don't jump to conclusions, although it is where the 'Drink to That All Night' singer says he builds confidence. Think red walls, a red ceiling, thick shag carpet -- red.

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Jennifer Nettles
Josh Lowe for Taste of Country

Jennifer Nettles Delivers Emotional Set to Fans in Denver – Exclusive Pictures

Jennifer Nettles' solo tour has been filling up theaters nationwide. On Saturday (March 22), she brought the That Girl Tour to Denver, Colo., thrilling fans at the Paramount Theatre. Brandy Clark opened the show. Check out exclusive pictures, courtesy of Taste of Country photo correspondent Josh Lowe.

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George Strait
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2014 ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year – Why George Strait Should Win

If George Strait wins the Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2014 ACMs in Las Vegas, he’ll set a record for longest break between EOYs. Strait won his first -- and shockingly only -- honor in 1989, more than 25 years ago! Brooks and Dunn currently hold the record with five years between wins (1996 to 2001).

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