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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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Casey James Spills on Yanking His Mom’s Shoulder Out of Socket at a Show

Casey James is looking forward to kicking off the Taste of Country Christmas Tour with JB and the Moonshine Band this week in Abilene, Texas. When the 'Crying on a Suitcase' singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to talk about the tour, he revealed that his mother occasionally hops on stage with him. At least, she used to...

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Robot in Eli Young Band’s ‘Say Goodnight’ Video Also Stars in Hostage Flick ‘Argo’

In Hollywood, you sometimes have to take any job you can get. That seems to be the case for the robot used in Eli Young Band's new 'Say Goodnight' video. His unmistakable silver smile can be found during a script reading scene in the new Ben Affleck-directed thriller, 'Argo.'

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Remember When Little Jimmy Dickens Pulled a Kanye at the 2009 CMA Awards?

Little Jimmy Dickens is a bit like Waldo during CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. You know he's going to appear somewhere, but sometimes it takes awhile to find him. He played an OB-GYN anxious to induce labor at the 2012 show. In 2009, he pulled a Kanye West on Paisley.

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Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ Turns 15

It's not an overstatement to say Shania Twain's 'Come on Over' album is the most successful country album ever. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide after separate versions were released in Europe. Twain spent over 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Country Album charts.

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Thompson Square Reveal How They Know When to Stay Away From One Another

Thompson Square's Shawna Thompson says when she needs a break from husband Keifer, she flashes something she calls the "stank eye." He might have gotten it -- the "stank eye," that is -- after telling Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson how he planned to celebrate if the duo won the Vocal Duo of the Year award at the 2012 CMAs. 

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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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Taylor Swift Reveals Who She’ll Never, Ever Write a Song About

On previous albums, Taylor Swift has written songs about ex-boyfriends like (allegedly) John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Jake Gyllenhaal. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson, the 'Begin Again' singer shared who she will not record a new song about, like, ever. 

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Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood
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2012 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award Prediction? – Readers Poll

No category at the 2012 CMA Awards will be as debated as the Female Vocalist of the Year category. The five women chosen this year range from pop to outlaw, with a sprinkle of traditional and a sniff of bubblegum. Kelly Clarkson is a first-time nominee, while Miranda Lambert is shooting for her third straight win in this category. Who do you think will win the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the CMAs?

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Hunter Hayes Admits He Has ‘A Lot of Fear’ About Performing at the 2012 CMAs

Hunter Hayes in nominated in the New Artist of the Year category at the 2012 CMA Awards -- a huge deal for a kid who's only 21. He'll even get a chance to perform, which he admitted he is a terrifying prospect. Taking the stage in front of country legends, the men and women he's idolized for years... "There's a lot of fear," Hayes tells Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson. 

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