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2015: The Year of the Underdog

Newcomers of all shapes, sizes, genders and backgrounds hacked through a nasty jungle of naysayers and doubters to blaze a path for anyone with talent, a relentless work ethic and thick skin to follow. Underdogs dominated in 2015.

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When Reality Singers Struggle, We’re to Blame

There’s no better story than an underdog story, and every spring and fall The Voice tells a good one.

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When Life Gave Her Lemons, Cam Made ‘Untamed’

Cam and her debut album Untamed offer bittersweet discord. On the surface, she's sugar and spice and everything nice. The opening title-track is a feel-good jam, but almost immediately one learns a project five years in the making is not packed entirely with sunshine.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Lena Stone Is Always Learning as She Goes

Growing up, Lena Stone could have walked to a recording studio famous for albums by Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, James Taylor and more. Yet her dreams remained 1,100 miles away.

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Interview: The Bellamy Brothers Still Rolling Down the Road After 40 Years

The Bellamy Brothers are celebrating 40 years in the music business this year, and at an age when many acts are retiring, they show no signs of slowing down.

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Chely Wright Raising Funds, Awareness for LGBT Center: ‘I Like to Dream Big’

Five years after her coming out, Chely Wright is moving forward both in her music and in her work with LGBT advocacy.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: For Livy Jeanne, Songwriting Is Therapy

Victims of bullying can respond in many ways. Some get angry, while others look to get even. Some teenagers turn inward and live a life filled with trust issues. Livy Jeanne turned outward, helping over 75,000 others find peace and perspective.

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Tim McGraw Reflects on Personal ‘Damn Country Music’ Album

Bad traffic forced Tim McGraw to face his feelings and record a very emotional coda to his new Damn Country Music album.

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Carrie Underwood Will Not Be Pigeonholed

Jay Joyce and Carrie Underwood make strange bedfellows, and that’s the point.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Sara Haze Is Country’s Next ‘Single’ Girl

It was "ugly crying." Not tearing up, getting misty, needing a moment or even weeping — ugly crying. Sara Haze is proud of her tears, and she should be. October's #LetTheGirlsPlay artist recently watched a dream come true.

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