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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Kim Paige Is Country’s Most Unfiltered Newcomer

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but if Kim Paige's book came with a list of her songs on it, you'd get pretty close. There's "I Love Beer" and "Go Home L.A.," which are self-explanatory. "Overthinker" is her deepest offering. "We Need a Wife" is not so much tongue-in-cheek as it is a gum-bumping referendum on housework.

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Forever and Ever, Amen: How Country Music’s Happiest Couples Make Love Last

As we've seen in the headlines over and over, it isn't always easy for couples in the music business to work out their problems while living in the glare of the spotlight. But while several prominent couples have gone their separate ways, some of country's happiest unions are still going strong, thanks to true love ... and a lot of hard work.

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Counterpoint: Kelsea Ballerini Is Our Grammy Girl

A debate between Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris for the Best New Artist trophy at the 2017 Grammys could be cast as a debate between "Peter Pan" and "My Church," but it's not that simple. Both artists will admit that without those singles they wouldn't be included in the conversation. This Point/Counterpoint is also framed by how one views what the award represents.

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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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