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Maddie & Tae: Butterflies, Boys and Band Rituals

2015 is shaping up to be a good year for Maddie & Tae. The two 19-year-olds have been going nonstop (like the Energizer Bunny), and are getting ready to hit the road on a major summer tour with Dierks Bentley.

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Chris Stapleton Discusses His Acclaimed Solo Debut, ‘Traveller’

Chris Stapleton has just released his debut solo album, but he's already one of the most well-respected singer-songwriters in contemporary country music.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Kalie Shorr Knows What It Takes to Break

When Kalie Shorr left home for Nashville two years ago, she brought her dog, a few personal belongings and money awarded to her on a music scholarship. The $2,500 covered the gas to make the 1,200 mile drive, a deposit on an apartment, some of her first month's living expenses and not much else. Vanderbilt and Belmont would take her, but Shorr had a dream. She had the itch. But first she needed a J-O-B.

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Kelsea Ballerini Overcoming All Obstacles En Route to (Knock on Wood) Becoming Country’s Next Star

It's too early to crown Kelsea Ballerini as the first breakout female artist since Taylor Swift, but there's real reason to believe she could be (knock on wood) the one.

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Jana Kramer Shows Her True Self on Next Album

Jana Kramer's forthcoming album is one that shows exactly who this singer is. The Michigan native recently caught up with Taste of Country and revealed a few details about the record.

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Twelve-Member Family Band the Willis Clan Launching New Show on TLC

Being in a 12-person band is an undertaking for anyone, but when they're all siblings ranging from age 4 to 23? It’s a whole new level of chaos. The Willis Clan don't mind, though. The endearing 14-member family — known for their bluegrass twists on popular songs during their run on America’s Got Talent — can soon be seen on their very own show on TLC.

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Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers Talk New Duets Album, ‘Hold My Beer: Vol. 1′

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen are two of the top acts in the Texas country scene, and they have just teamed up to release a new duets album.

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Sophisticated Redneck: Tyler Farr on Heartbreak, Withdrawals and Many, Many Influences

How many guys with a bloodhound named Cooter Brown own an ab roller and listen to Andrea Bocelli? The count may rest at one, and his name is Tyler Farr.

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Get to Know Up-and-Coming ‘Twangy’ North Carolina Band American Aquarium

You may not have heard the name American Aquarium yet, but the six-piece band from Raleigh, North Carolina should be on your radar. They're not traditional country at first listen, but at the heart of their songwriting and storytelling, they are. AA are twangy and Southern — lead vocalist BJ Barham calls the group "the original spirit of country music."

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Is the Tide Turning for Women at Country Radio?

There's no getting around the fact that women have been having a very hard time at country radio over the course of the past few years. But are we finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel?

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