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10 Country Albums for People Who Claim to Hate Country Music

We all know at least one person who claims to "hate" country music, despite never having given it a chance. But these country albums will change minds. This Country Albums for Those Who Claim to Hate Country Music list is meant for those nonbelievers!

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6 Things Fans Learned From Carrie Underwood’s Facebook Chat

It seemed like Carrie Underwood answered each of the several hundred questions lobbed her way during Thursday afternoon's Facebook chat to reveal new music. She got to several dozen, and shared more details about "Smoke Break" and a few other songs from Storyteller. She also opened up about her personal life, and some of her favorite ways to relax.

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Top 10 Smoke Songs

Smoking seems to have replaced drinking as the preferred sin for country's biggest stars. Not all of these songs on our Top 10 Smoke Songs list are about puffing, but many are. Five of the 10 come from the last five years, but the best use the cloud of white smoke as a dark metaphor for love or love lost.

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2016 Country Music Festivals Guide

Country music festivals are as much a part of summer as the beach and baseball, but keeping track of them can be a chore. Taste of Country's Country Music Festival guide actually begins in January, with a fest that will remind you of summer's past.

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Not Too Cool for School: See Which Country Artists Have College Degrees

Country stars aren't just talented pretty faces who are gifted with words. In fact, many of them took the time to earn college degrees while maintaining a passion for music.

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Top 10 Luke Bryan Songs

Luke Bryan's best songs are honest, easy to digest observations of life and love, with heaping doses of the singer and Entertainer of the Year's boyish personality added for extra flavor. He's an absolute original capable of turning a goofy story into one we all can't wait to hear again and tell our friends.

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Miranda Lambert
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7 Greatest Moments From WE Fest 2015

You know it's been a pretty great weekend when a collaboration between two country A-listers barely makes the list of the greatest moments from WE Fest 2015.

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Things We Learned at WE Fest 2015 (Day 1)

Day 1 of the biggest country music festival in America included sets from Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., Rascal Flatts and more.

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Reba, Garth, Miranda
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Love Hurts: Most Shocking Country Music Splits

Reba McEntire's separation from Narvel Blackstock after 26 years of marriage is nothing short of shocking, but it's not the first time two country lovers have quit without warning. Heck, it's not even the first time it's happened this summer! Here is a list of the most heartbreaking country breakups.

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Michael Ray, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett
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Top 40 Country Songs for August 2015

For the first time since the start of summer, Little Big Town does not have the top song on ToC's monthly list. There's a new king on the Top 40 Country Songs for August 2015 list, and it's a song that's surely been stuck in your head since it debuted in May. Find out who owns it, and which song jumped 30 spots (!!!) this month.

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