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Lindsay Ell, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen
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The Women in Country Music Problem Isn’t Getting Better – What Needs to Change?

Last month, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Somethin’ Bad’ quietly fell from the radio airplay charts, peaking just inside the Top 10. The powerhouse duet with Carrie Underwood was as close to a sure thing as you’ll find in country music, yet it somehow failed to break country’s two-year drought.

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Jamie Lynn Spears
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Jamie Lynn Spears Talks Opening for Alabama, Family Life + More

Jamie Lynn Spears has come a long way since she moved to Nashville with the dream of making it in country music.

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The Optimist: Granger Smith Ready to Break Through the Indie Ceiling

Granger Smith remembers the first time Earl Dibbles, Jr. took the stage. It was July 2011 in Conroe, Texas. He'd used YouTube to introduce the character to fans two days earlier, but knew at least half in the crowd that night would have no clue what was going on.

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Mac Powell
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Mac Powell Is Doing It His Way With Sophomore Album, ‘Southpaw’

Mac Powell is a big star in Christian music circles, but he's taking the hard road as a country solo artist.

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Jana Kramer
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Jana Kramer Shows Us How She Glams Up for the CMA Awards [Exclusive Pictures]

Jana Kramer always hits the fashion mark, whether she's on the red carpet or performing a live show. She is what she calls a "classy bada--" (we agree) who isn't afraid to play with new styles and wear very, very high heels. Before the 2014 CMA Awards, the 'Love' hitmaker let us go behind the scenes with her while she got her glam on.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Jerrod Niemann Interview: Singer Gets His Buzz Back With Marriage, New Video + Tour

Jerrod Niemann is a busy man these days.

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Ray Scott
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Ray Scott Is Bringing Back Traditional Country Music With New Album

Country fans who complain that traditional country music is dead evidently haven't heard the music of Ray Scott.

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Kip Moore Unfiltered: A Day in the Life of Country’s Fiery Star [Watch]

Thirty minutes before showtime, you'll find Kip Moore ... well, you probably won't find him.

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Chasin Crazy
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Chasin’ Crazy Talk Chaos of Reality Show, the Boy Band Label and Why the Music Speaks for Itself

The members of Chasin' Crazy are living up to their name, keeping up a hectic schedule around the launch of a new single and a reality television show.

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Dean Alexander
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Dean Alexander Lived a Lot to Get to ‘Live a Little’

Dean Alexander arrived in Nashville in 2006 with $100, a car full of clothes and a dream. Those three ingredients make a fine country cliche, but don't try comparing his story to another singer's quite yet. That's literally all the West Virginia-raised singer had. As far as he was concerned, there was nothing to return home to.

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