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Amanda Hensel

If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Nettles
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‘CMA Country Christmas’ Launches Holiday Season With Christmas Classics, Originals

Christmas has arrived, and boy does it look good dressed in a ten-gallon hat and some sparkles! The 2014 'CMA Country Christmas' special aired Monday night (Dec. 1) and delivered gift after gift in the form of country's biggest stars singing holiday staples.

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Keith Urban, Justin Moore
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Keith Urban vs. Justin Moore (Feat. Vince Neil) – The Showdown

As it would seem right now, Keith Urban is headed for the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame ... or is he? After beating Florida Georgia Line earlier this week with his hot single 'Somewhere in My Car,' the 'American Idol' judge just needs one more win to enter our golden ring. But can he get past Justin Moore?

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Luke Bryan Storm Hits Pittsburgh, Fans More Than Bring a Party [Pictures]

Country fans' devotion to having a good time will never be in question, especially following the Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday (June 21). Fans filled the stadium lot early for a true parking lot party, with several leaving in handcuffs by nightfall and hundreds more having the time of their lives.

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