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Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow
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Five Country Singers Who Were Teachers

Some country stars waited tables or worked as a bartender before their big break, but others took a different route, which involved early morning commutes and late nights grading. As teachers, these artists learned a work ethic that led them to success.

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Leah Turner
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Album Spotlight: Leah Turner, ‘Leah Turner’ EP

Leah Turner has managed to reveal a new side of her personality with each of the first two singles on her debut EP. The other three also step out of line with what fans have already learned.

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Zac Brown
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Zac Brown Band Announce Release Date for ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1′ CD + DVD

Good things just keep happening for Zac Brown Band fans. They have a summer tour (along with a new band member) on the books, a Wrigley Field show, and now, they've announced the release of 'The Grohl Sessions Vol 1.'

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Talks About New Song ‘Keep Us Safe’

At the 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops' taping last month Carrie Underwood debuted a brand new song called 'Keep Us Safe.' She wrote the song especially for the moment, saying it was applicable to the troops, their families and ... well everyone.

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Kip Moore
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Kip Moore, ‘Dirt Road’ [Listen]

Kip Moore is right when he says his new single ‘Dirt Road’ will raise a few eyebrows, it may just take awhile. Lyrically the new song is country’s Mariana Trench hiding behind familiar references to beer, moonlight and backseat romance.

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Blake Shelton Takes Shots at Adam Levine’s New Hair Color

If Blake Shelton is a fan of Adam Levine’s new hair color he sure has a funny way of showing it.

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Active Military Perform With Country Stars During ACM All-Star Salute to the Troops’ Broadcast

The names of the lucky service men and women who were able to perform with some of country's biggest stars as part of ACM's Salute to the Troops have been released. They performed on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with top country acts, and it was all for a good cause.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Gets a Pony

The Kentucky Derby may have struck a chord with Miranda Lambert feeling a little festive. Just a few days before her appearance at the 140th horse race at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, Lambert added a new member to her and Blake Shelton's family.

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Hunter Hayes
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Album Spotlight: Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

The beauty of Hunter Hayes’ new ‘Storyline’ album is in what it’s lacking. There’s few if any lyrical hooks to find yourself tweezing out days later. The production is appropriate, and at times heavy. But the arrangements are never protecting a weak lyric or uninspired vocal performance.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Thanks Fans After ‘Scary’ Home Invasion

After an extremely scary Monday morning during which he was held up by gunmen, Scotty McCreery opened up about the home invasion that took place in Raleigh, N.C. In a statement he thanked fans for their support and prayers.

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