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Charlie Daniels Interview: Country’s Biggest Bob Dylan Fan Offers His Interpretations on ‘Doin’ It Dylan’

To say Charlie Daniels is a Bob Dylan fan is to say the famous country singer plays an OK fiddle. It's an understatement. Daniels was in Dylan's band to record three albums in the late '60s and early '70s, and has since appreciated his music, even if he didn't necessarily always know what the folk-rocker was talking about.

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Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, George Strait
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2014 ACM Awards Predictions

Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert lead the nominees for the 2014 ACM Awards, but can anyone come away with more than one honor during Sunday (April 6) night's broadcast? We predict fans and the industry will spread the love, but ToC readers may disagree. They usually do.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Jerrod Niemann Interview: Singer Prepares to Settle Down, But Keeps Gambling With Songs on ‘High Noon’

There's a room in Jerrod Niemann's house; a red room. Don't jump to conclusions, although it is where the 'Drink to That All Night' singer says he builds confidence. Think red walls, a red ceiling, thick shag carpet -- red.

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David Nail
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David Nail Says Musical Transition to Brighter Songs on ‘I’m a Fire’ Mirrors Personal Struggles

It's tempting to latch onto a narrative that the happier themes David Nail explores on 'I'm a Fire' mirror his treatment for depression. Before this album, he was known for dark, heavy ballads about the loss of love, but now tracks like 'Whatever She's Got' and 'I'm a Fire' find him bathing in sunshine.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Jo Dee Messina on Recording ‘Me’: ‘It Was the Toughest Thing I Ever Had to Do’

Fans who follow Jo Dee Messina on Facebook or Twitter may have found themselves asking why she crammed recording a new album into 2013 -- a year that was emotionally devastating and exhausting for her.

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Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift
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What Does It Mean to Have the No. 1 Song in Country Music? (Part 2)

Earlier this year, a movie advertisement promoted its Golden Globe nominations, but the graphic they used flashed the word “winner” across the screen, as in “winner” of several nominations. A casual viewer would believe the film won several Golden Globes, but the ceremony was still weeks away at the time. This sort of tricky advertising isn’t limited to cinema. With several charts and complicated methods of computation, just about anyone can have a No. 1 country song.

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Tyler Bates
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For Jennifer Bates and Son Tyler, St. Jude Provided ‘A Sigh of Relief’

In March 2010, Jennifer Bates found herself in a spot every mother can relate to. Her 2-year-old son Tyler was sick -- vomiting, low energy, dizziness, sore muscles -- and she sensed there was something very wrong that doctors weren't fixing with standard treatments. For three weeks, she worried and kept a close eye on him as she tended to her eight-month-old triplets.

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Lela
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Mandy Moody Reflects on Decision to Have Six-Week-Old’s Eye Removed at St. Jude

The first weeks after childbirth are precious. Ideally, it's a time to bond with baby, but it's also a chance for mom to recover physically and emotionally. Mandy Moody's postpartum experience with her third child Lela was rudely interrupted when doctors discovered the strange glow in the little girl's left eye was actually retinoblastoma, a rare and malignant form of cancer. 

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Jessica and Jordan Turri
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Former St. Jude Patient Jessica Turri Shares Ups and Downs of Life After Cancer

Jessica Turri is a beautiful example of everything doctors and researchers at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have accomplished, and the work that still needs to be done. The Memphis native was just nine years old when she began her inspirational battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Fourteen years later, she's cancer free -- but not without consequences.

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Suzie Pavlat
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A Father’s Duty: Jack Pavlat Says It’s His Job to Keep Daughter Suzie’s Memory Alive

There's a story Jack Pavlat likes to tell about his daughter, Suzie. The family had just moved from Virginia Beach, Va. to the Target House longterm residence at the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Ten-year-old Suzie had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, but was feeling good the day she moved in. She noticed the fountain with the elephant statues that sits out in front of the building. 

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