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Brad Paisley Calls Rolling Stones One of the Greatest Country Bands Ever

It took Brad Paisley about two seconds to decide he'd accept the invitation to open for the Rolling Stones, and that time was spent in a state of mild shock. "I still think they mis-dialed," he jokes. However, he also appreciates what the famous English rock band have done for country music.

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Carrie Underwood Wants Tickets to the Rolling Stones, And Brad Paisley Says …

Within minutes of Brad Paisley being announced as the opening act for the Rolling Stones on June 17 in Nashville, his team and family started fielding phone calls from other family, friends and strangers hoping they could score free tickets.

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Brad Paisley Reveals What Country Stars Thought of His ‘Crushin’ It’ Cartoon

When notorious prankster Brad Paisley released his hand-drawn, country-stars-as-super-heroes video for his new single "Crushin' It," sides were splitting and eyes were rolling all over the country music world. And that's just what he was hoping for.

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Colt Ford on His Dramatic Weight Loss

Colt Ford is getting slim for the summer. The singer says he made the decision himself, and his efforts to lose weight have revolved around discipline.

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Brantley Gilbert on Song About the Fight That Almost Killed Him

There are just five new songs on the Platinum edition of Brantley Gilbert's new Just as I Am album, but included is a collaboration with one of hip-hop's finest, the true-to-life story of a drunk dial gone right and a song about a fight that almost killed the singer.

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The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Halfway to Hazard

For most of a year in the early part of the decade, David Tolliver of Halfway to Hazard sold tires at Sears for his paycheck. It's a good job for an average bloke, but most would agree it's not where a man who's written for and played with Tim McGraw should end up — Jason Aldean told him as much. His duo was hot stuff in 2007, and he knew it.

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If You’re Not on Country Radio, Do You Exist?

Sony Music Nashville head Gary Overton inadvertently opened up a huge can of worms in March when he infamously said, "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist." But on closer inspection, that's less true right now than perhaps at any other time in the history of commercial country radio.

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Adley Stump’s ‘Like This’ Is About More Than Just Music [Exclusive Stream]

Adley Stump may be the most right-brained artist in Nashville. Her deep, resonant Oklahoma voice belts out meat and potato stories of love and purpose as effortlessly as it does less sexy words like "deliverables," "reverse engineering" and "target market." You may find her on the cover of Billboard in 10 years, but there's an equal chance it's because she's an industry leader as an executive instead of a format leader as an artist.

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Florida Georgia Line Give Dan Rather ‘The Big Interview’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Florida Georgia Line are sitting down with Dan Rather for The Big Interview, and Taste of Country readers are getting an early look at the episode.

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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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