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Who Says You Can’t Be Gay in Country Music?

When Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both came out on the same day in November of 2014, it marked what seemed like a turning point for equality in country music.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Lacy Cavalier Learning How to Boss

Put yourself in Lacy Cavalier's shoes. You're 19 and talented, and on tour with Chase Rice. Your band is older, more experienced and full of men. They're respectful, talented and hard-working, but how many teenagers can push that group forward when it's needed?

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Thomas Rhett, Brett Young and the Sound That Replaced Bro-Country

If bro-country has an arch-enemy, it’s Brett Young. The “In Case You Didn’t Know” singer is the antithesis of everything the polarizing sub-genre of country music stood for before Maddie & Tae drove a stake through its heart two years ago. He's a giver in what was once a taker’s world.

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Point: Keith Urban’s Progressive ‘Ripcord’ Album Tops 2016

Keith Urban has created an exception. Like the sun and stars, you can count on a lousy album when someone says “There’s something for everyone,” but with Ripcord Urban finds a sonic thread that leaves very few out in the cold for long.

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Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’

Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.

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Counterpoint: It’s Not a ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ Any Longer, In Fact It Never Was

A good waterboarding would be more welcome than the endless loop of “Wonderful Christmastime” that’s sure to come this holiday season. Paul McCartney’s holiday “classic” is ubiquitous, seeping into every crevice of the radio dial. Like glitter, cigar smoke or Pauly Shore jokes, there’s no way to fully cleanse once you’ve been infected.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Tenille Arts Is a Serious Dreamer

Tenille Arts is literally making her dreams come true. The singer and November's #LetTheGirlsPlay artist of the month has songs called "Dash Light" and "You Can't Steal a Heart" that were culled from an imaginative, if overactive, subconscious.

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Adam Sanders Hoping He’s ‘About To’ Score a Breakthrough With New Single

Adam Sanders is best-known to country music fans through songs he's written for other artists, but he's taking his best shot so far at solo recognition with the release of his new single, "About To."

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Lyrics Uncovered: Carrie Underwood, ‘Dirty Laundry’

Carrie Underwood's "Dirty Laundry" lyrics bring the singer right back to the kind of material that she does best, and that might be because it was written with her in mind.

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All or Nothing: The Art and Commerce of Songwriting in the Digital Age

The life of a Nashville songwriter is a glamorous parade of hit songs, money, No. 1 parties and awards shows ... or at least, so country music fans think. And while those things can and do happen, the reality of the average songwriter's career in Music City is a much darker picture in 2016.

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