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Tim McGraw
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The Second Act: How Tim McGraw’s Past is Shaping His Future

Tim Mcgraw says his new album 'Sundown Heaven Town' drives forward by borrowing from his 22-year-old catalog. Whiffs of hits like 'Red Ragtop,' 'Just to See You Smile,' 'Where the Green Grass Grows' and 'Angry All the Time' seep through the speakers during songs like 'City Lights,' 'Shotgun Rider' and 'Diamond Rings and Old Bar Stools.' Beyond that, his life -- the moments and experiences t

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Brooke Hester
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Meet the Little Girl Who Made Miranda Lambert Weep

Perhaps you’ve seen the video. Perhaps you’ve watched it twice, because in watching Miranda Lambert break down on stage, you found some new reason to be absolutely certain you say “I love you” with a big hug to your children each night. Brooke Hester is the 7-year-old in the viral video wearing a pink hat and holding a picture and a flower. Her story from Lambert's show at a recent stop in Texas makes the moment so much more meaningful.

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Brothers Osborne Interview: TJ + John Talk Rum, Crushes and the 18-Inch Adam’s Apple

Rum is truly an underrepresented liquor in country music. There are enough beer songs to play to the moon and back, and everyone knows whiskey makes your baby feel a little frisky. Brothers Osborne are proud to

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Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan
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2014 CMA Awards Nominations – Surprises and Snubs

The 2014 CMA Awards nominations will no doubt leave plenty of fanbases annoyed upset breathing fire. Many of the same names appear in each of the major categories -- there wasn't too much turnover in 2014 -- despite signs that fans are turning toward newer artists like Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line. One of these artists' labelmates might have the biggest beef with voters, however.

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Chase Rice
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Game-Changer: Chase Rice Clearing His Own Path to Country Stardom

Chase Rice is a confident man. Stand next to the former college linebacker and quickly find yourself lost in a country forest of muscle and testosterone. He's tall, he's thick, he's quick to the point, and if he smiles, it's only a sly grin that does little to lift the low brim of his HDEU ball cap. It's difficult to imagine the 'Ready Set Roll' singer in a belly laugh.

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Lee Brice: ‘If You Want to Know Who I Am, Go Listen to the Record’

Lee Brice is a busy man. He's a father of two, including a new baby boy, he's touring, he's prepping for the release of his upcoming album and he's busy writing songs -- he does it all, and he seems to do it all extremely well.

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Colt Ford
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Heavy Influence: How Colt Ford Has Helped Shape Modern Country Music

Would Florida Georgia Line be thriving today if Colt Ford had struggled before them? That's a big question -- one that isn't meant to discredit anything Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have accomplished in the two years since 'Cruise' became the most popular song since 'Happy Birthday.'

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Love Theft
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Love and Theft Interview: Stephen Barker Liles on Heartbreak, New Album and Slowing Down

It's a fair question for Love and Theft, given that both Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson are fathers who are in committed relationships. It's also fair because the duo has built a pretty good repu

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Rascal Flatts Have ‘Something to Prove’ With New ‘Rewind’ Album

Rascal Flatts aren't comfortable resting over everything they've accomplished to date. During their Off the Record interview with Taste of Country it becomes clear there's still a stone in their shoe that keeps them from getting too comfortable with being listed as an influence to newcomers, not a format leader. That could change after songs from 'Rewind' saturate the marketplace.

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Dustin Lynch
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Dustin Lynch Has No Problem Slipping Into Someone Else’s Boots

Dustin Lynch is working on his second album, the follow-up to chart-topping eponymous debut. He's had to make adjustments, to say the least. But the Tullahoma, Tenn. native has always been able to find his true north in the songwriting.

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