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Rachele Lynae
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The Kodiak Kid: Rachele Lynae’s Long Road to Nashville Results in Self-Titled Album

It's long a road from Kodiac to Nashville, but Rachele Lynae never had any doubt she'd find it. In fact, this 20-something never doubted she'd find it, and navigate its twists and turns skillfully.

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Justin Moore
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Justin Moore Says Wife Kate Having a Rough Pregnancy

Justin Moore and his wife Kate are expecting their third child this summer, and it's been a rough pregnancy. Moore says that's nothing new however. "She gets pretty sick and always has," he tells Taste of Country.

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The Swon Brothers Discuss Going to College With Carrie Underwood [Watch]

The Swon Brothers, consisting of siblings Zach and Colton Swon, shot to fame following their third place finish on NBC's 'The Voice.' But Zach actually rubbed shoulders with one of country's biggest stars, Carrie Underwood, while still in college.

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Women on Radio
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ToC Encore: Startling Facts About Women in Country Music

The lack of women on the radio is a known and oft-discussed problem. But until now it has only been discussed in terms of the present, as in how many songs by female solo artists are on the charts today? Can you remember the last time a solo female had a No. 1 hit?

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46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Concerts On Fremont - Day 1
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Exclusive: Chris Young Dishes On What Brad Paisley Taught Him in Europe [Listen]

Chris Young joined Brad Paisley's Beat This Winter Tour for shows in Norway and Sweden in March. In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country Nights, Young dishes the advice the 'I Can't Change the World' hitmaker gave him before taking the international stage.

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Ronne Dunn
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A Born Outsider: Ronnie Dunn ‘Comfortable’ With Isolation and Independence

There's a curse that comes with being first. Ronnie Dunn knows it, as does anyone else who's dared to step outside the circle those who've come before him or her carved into the oak. Is he an outsider? That question -- unfathomable to many just five years ago -- seems fair today. It was also fair 35 years ago.

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Hunter Hayes
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Hunter Hayes Flexes Vocal, Guitar Muscles on ‘You Think You Know Somebody’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Hunter Hayes may open a few eyes with this performance of ‘You Think You Know Somebody,’ a new song from his ‘Storyline’ album.

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Ronnie Dunn, George Strait
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Ronnie Dunn Prepares for Shows With George Strait

Many of the artists opening for and playing alongside George Strait on the Cowboy Rides Away Tour idolize the country legend. That's not necessarily the case for Ronnie Dunn.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Jo Dee Messina Explains How Her Husband ‘Helped’ Inspire ‘A Woman’s Rant’

Jo Dee Messina’s husband Chris wouldn’t get up to get the baby one night, but by sleeping in he may have inspired the singer’s newest hit single. ‘A Women’s Rant’ was started by an angry and exhauste

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ToC Encore: Quit Complaining About Modern Country Music

Collin Raye joins a growing list of seasoned country (and rock) singers with strong thoughts on the current Nashville sound. Raye politely told Fox News he didn't care for the "dumbed down" sound of today, and predictably he found fans to agree with him. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes says singers who look back longingly aren't painting an accurate picture of the "good old days."

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