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Billy Currington Reveals He Really Wanted to Play Football [Watch]

Billy Currington's latest single is "Drinkin' Town With a Football Problem," and it has us wondering if the 41-year-old would have had a possible career as a professional athlete if that whole singing thing hadn't gotten in the way.

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Accidentally Racist? Let’s Be Done With the Confederate Flag in Country Music

The debate over the Confederate flag has re-ignited in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.

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All In: Canaan Smith on Tragedy, Faith and the Great American Country Song

One little-discussed, but striking part about Dierks Bentley asking his tour openers to jump in a freezing cold lake with him last January was how quickly and enthusiastically Canaan Smith agreed. The "Love You Like That" singer was was fired up — excited even! There's a reason for that. As it turns out, there's a very personal reason for it.

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Chris Janson Grateful for Closed Doors

Chris Janson is finally getting his chance, and the only people happier about it are his friends and family. Make no mistake, the "Buy Me a Boat" singer is thrilled with the song's success and what it has led to. But there's an entire city that's been pulling for him for years. Those people — many of whom you know — are the ones standing and cheering, literally.

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It Takes a Village … Kelsea Ballerini on Those Who Helped ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ Make History

If a single anecdote could represent Kelsea Ballerini’s entire journey to No. 1, it may be her story from this month's CMT Awards.

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Logan Mize Says He’s Proud of His ‘Dad Bod’ [Watch]

Up and comer Logan Mize took some time out of his busy schedule at the 2015 Country Jam to chat with Taste of Country about his newfound heartthrob status, according to the ToC women. After he played the Taste of Country Music Festival, Mize was elected Taste of Country's Man Crush Monday, to his surprise.

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Parmalee Say Acoustic Show on Navy Battleship Was ‘Coolest Gig We’ve Ever Done’ [Watch]

Parmalee sat down with Taste of Country’s Billy Dukes at the 2015 Country Jam in Colorado last week and talked about their recent Navy tour, where the band performed in six different countries for the troops. The highlight, they said, was getting flown in a helicopter from an aircraft carrier outside Iran to a battleship and performing an intimate acoustic show for those troops.

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LoCash’s Preston Brust Admits He Loves One Direction [Watch]

Taste of Country caught up with country duo LoCash at the 2015 Country Jam in Colorado last week and uncovered a little secret: Preston Brust loves boy band One Direction, and he doesn’t care who knows it.

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Keith Urban Reveals the Advice, Traits He Got From His Father

Keith Urban headlined at the Country Jam music festival in Colorado Friday night (June 19), and he took some time to share memories of his dad for Father's Day.

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Chase Bryant Doing His Best to Keep Up With Tim McGraw’s Workouts

Chase Bryant is enjoying opening Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider tour.

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