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Dan and Shay
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Dan + Shay: Country’s New ‘Bold’ Hitmakers

Country songs about drinking beer and making love all night have played the role of Goliath for well over a year. The radio is dripping with testosterone -- heck, even females struggle to score a hit unless they’re shooting someone, or so it seems.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Exhibit Opening at Country Music Hall of Fame

Miranda Lambert is adding a little sass to the Country Music Hall of Fame -- she's getting her own exhibit!

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Taste of Country
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Rob’s Off the Trail Tracks – Cole Swindell’s ‘Ain’t Worth the Whiskey’

Here's the latest and greatest Off the Trail Track, where we highlight a lesser known song you're unlikely to hear on the radio from a popular album. This week we're featuring the self-titled album of one of the fastest rising names in country music: Cole Swindell.

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Tim McGraw
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Tim McGraw Opens Up About the Emotional Process of Making a Record

Tim McGraw is one thoughtful guy! The superstar, who will release his newest album in May, opens up about the emotional workout of creating a record that will be meaningful to both the artist and the fans.

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Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan
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ToC Encore: Turning Personal Tragedy Into Hit Records

Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways. 

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery on Upcoming SeaWorld Show: ‘There’s Two Sides to Every Story’

Like any good college student, Scotty McCreery did his homework before ultimately deciding to stick with his gig at SeaWorld. Despite a whirlwind of controversy and protest in the wake of the 'Blackfish' documentary, the 'American Idol' winner insists "fans will have a a show!"

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Cute Kids Singing Country Songs - Blake Shelton's 'Boys 'Round Here'

Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Blake Shelton, ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

If we didn't know better, we'd think this tiny tot named Isabella was related to country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. As she sings 'Boys 'Round Here,' she displays both Shelton's signature smirks and Lambert's lovable sass. What more could you ask for?

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Billy Ray Cyrus
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Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky’ Comeback Finds Chart Success

Billy Ray Cyrus may have another 'Achy Breaky' hit on his hands!

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Niemann Donkey
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Jerrod Niemann Introduces His ‘Donkey’ Song – Exclusive Preview [Listen]

In less than a month, Jerrod Niemann's fans will be able to get their hands on 'Donkey,' a laugh-out-loud new track from the 'High Noon' album. The song -- available for preview via this Taste of Country exclusive -- plays also plays a pivotal role in Niemann's 'Journey to High Noon,' a wild western filmed amongst a bar full of outlaws and beautiful women. 

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Hayden Pannettiere
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Hayden Panettiere on Nashville Home: ‘I Can Live a Normal Life Here’

When Hayden Panettiere, star of ABC's hit show 'Nashville,' moved to Music City, she found herself pleasantly surprised. Instead of living a life surrounded by paparazzi, the actress and singer discovered normalcy in Middle Tennessee.

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