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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. In 2014 they moved to Nashville where they now live with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and theirs sons. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae and More Get Real About Cancer for St. Jude

Cancer is personal for some of country music's biggest stars and newcomers. Cole Swindell, Maddie + Tae, Trent Harmon and more all recently opened up about how cancer has touched their lives. This moving video shows how research done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps more than just the kids at St. Jude.

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Moments You Missed at the 2017 Grammy Awards [Watch]

Some of the best moments from the 2017 Grammy Awards didn't make television. Keith Urban shared a moment with Adele. Carrie Underwood had another outfit, and oh yeah, she and Rihanna are BFFs now. Then there was that time Kelsea Ballerini stopped an interview to fan-girl.

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Backstage at the 2017 Grammy Awards [Photos]

Backstage at the 2017 Grammy Awards stars feel a bit more relaxed, so you get candid moments like two men sharing a hug and Faith Hill joking around with a poster of the statuette. These shots were taken after some of Sunday night's (Feb. 12) biggest moments, or after the last Grammy was given out.

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The Band Perry Erase Social Media Posts, Tease New Song … Again

Fans can expect new music from the Band Perry on Thursday night. The trio shared the news on Twitter and Instagram, posting new photos of them dressed in black leather. It's a tough new image that was revealed after they deleted all previous tweets and Instagram images.

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Luke Bryan Announces Massive 2017 Tour by Playing Duck Hunt

Luke Bryan's Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek that reaches both coasts and focuses on outdoor amphitheaters. Bryan announced his 2017 tour plans on Tuesday (Jan. 23) with a fantastic throwback video, premiered exclusively on Taste of Country. Duck hunting was involved, but not the kind you're thinking of.

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Counterpoint: Kelsea Ballerini Is Our Grammy Girl

A debate between Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris for the Best New Artist trophy at the 2017 Grammys could be cast as a debate between "Peter Pan" and "My Church," but it's not that simple. Both artists will admit that without those singles they wouldn't be included in the conversation. This Point/Counterpoint is also framed by how one views what the award represents.

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