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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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Dierks Bentley, Brett James + More Share Stories Behind the Hits at PBS ‘Front and Center’ Taping

The CMA Songwriters Series celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday night (June 25) with a taping of the PBS 'Front and Center' series in Nashville. Dierks Bentley was the night's featured artist, but songwriters like Brett James and Jon Randall played hits by Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and more.

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Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore
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Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore Preview Motley Crue Covers [Listen]

Fans will have to wait until August to hear the full versions of Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore’s Motley Crue covers, but both singers have released teasers early. Gilbert sings ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ while Moore plans to make ‘Home Sweet Home’ his next single.

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Lady Antebellum
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Lady Antebellum’s Men Talk About Working With Kate Upton on ‘Bartender’ Video

Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum are both married, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t appreciate their co-star in the new ‘Bartender’ music video. Supermodel Kate Upton stars in the clip, and Hillary Scott says her band mates were … attentive.

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Jana Kramer, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett
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Baby Antebellum Update, Thomas Rhett’s Dance Moves + More — Backstage at 2014 Country Jam Colorado

Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott talked about what their babies are up to before taking the stage with Charles Kelley and Lady Antebellum at 2014 Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo. on Friday night. Of course for Haywood, Baby A isn't born yet, but he was kind enough to provide a pregnancy update. They're just one of over a dozen artists who stopped to talk with Taste of Country backstage at the festival.

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Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett + More Rattle the Mountains at 2014 Country Jam Colorado [Pictures]

Lady Antebellum drew the largest crowds at 2014 Country Jam Colorado on Friday night, but opener Thomas Rhett proved he's well on his way to becoming a headliner as well. Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson and Rachel Lipsky all played country's most scenic stage for Day 2 of Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo.

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Jake Owen
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Jake Owen Brings the Beach to Country Jam Colorado [Pictures]

Jake Owen closed day one of Country Jam Colorado on Thursday night, with a collection of his biggest hits, plus a few surprises for the fans that had been waiting all day to see him. The 'Beachin'' singer brought the beach to the mountains, playing his full set barefoot, as usual.

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