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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. 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.
Forever Country Making of Video

Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]

Thirty country legends jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video for "Forever Country," an all-star collaboration that pays tribute to 50 years of the CMA Awards. In this behind the scenes video exclusive to Taste of Country, key artists join the song's producer and music video's director to talk about pulling the song and video together.

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Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Darryl Worley
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Best September 11-Inspired Country Song? [Vote]

Country fans will never forget the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the weeks and months following the hijacking of four American passenger jets, artists like Alan Jackson, Darryl Worley and Toby Keith penned songs that still endure on radio today. What is your favorite September 11-inspired country song?

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Songs Inspired By Tragedy
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10 Country Songs Inspired by World Tragedy

When tragedies happen, we often to turn to music to help us understand and cope with the emotional aftermath. Country singers and songwriters are the most gifted storytellers, particularly adept at capturing a moment in three (or more) timeless minutes of music. These songs were all born from tragedies around the world.

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Unforgettable Thomas Rhett

7 Unforgettable Thomas Rhett Moments

Thomas Rhett has the songs, the girl, the charm ... heck, he can even dance! This country star is one of the most promising young artists in Nashville, with a platinum album and one of the top songs of 2015 and 2016 to his name. But what's his most unforgettable moment?

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