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RaeLynn Names Her Fave Country ‘Boys’

RaeLynn's new single is called "For a Boy," so she's decided to pay tribute to the "boys" in country music that inspired or helped her young country music career. Each week the Texan will name one male country artist she's crazy about and share a story about why.

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Best Albums of 2015 (So Far)

Albums from Tyler Farr, Reba McEntire and Kacey Musgraves make this Best Albums of 2015 list, but No. 1 goes to a less-celebrated artist. He's less-celebrated outside of Nashville, at least. The country music community considers this man's debut solo effort to be an instant classic.

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Toby Keith 2015 Country Jam
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4 Show-Stopping Moments From Country Jam 2015′s Final Day

Headliners like the Band Perry, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban made 2015 Country Jam a summer festival to remember. And Sunday (June 21), the fourth day of the event, was no exception. Toby Keith arrived in Grand Junction, Colo. to blow fans away — and succeeded.

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Country Jam-Along: Fans Belt Out Tim McGraw Classic

By Day 3 of 2015's Country Jam Colorado, fans throughout the campground were feeling pretty good. Good enough, in fact, that several agreed to shamelessly sing a Tim McGraw song. It's a little thing we like to call Country Jam-Along!

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Top 10 Father’s Day Songs

There's no better way to say "thanks" or "I love you" than with a song! In this list of the Top 10 Father's Day Songs, we honor all relationships with pop.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Morgan Dawson Sings ‘Kiss Me Hello’

Morgan Dawson's song "Kiss Me Hello" began as three words in her iPhone. That's not unusual — she'll find inspiration in strange places and jot down raw titles or concepts to bring to songwriting meetings. What is unusual about this great mid-tempo love song is that it came so easily for her and her two co-writers. Listen to June's #LetTheGirlsPlay artist plead for the perfect hello kiss during this exclusive performance video.

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Artists Who Have Unexpectedly Gone Country

Country music fans were surprised when Lady Gaga released a country version of her hit "Born This Way," but she's not the only artist who has unexpectedly made their way to country music. Lately, more and more artists are trying their hand a country single or even an entire album!

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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Country music has the power to help us heal a broken heart and cope with some of life's unfair circumstances. In this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day songs, we spotlight the tender lyrics in songs like 'Some Gave All' that honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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You Think You Know Hank Williams Jr.?

When Hank Williams Jr. fell from a Montana mountain, it wasn't his first brush with death. In fact, that wasn't even his first brush with death that year! The country outlaw was struggling with some major issues that almost ended his career and life before he really got started.

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Kelsea Ballerini Talks About Her First Times

Kelsea Ballerini has released her First Time album, featuring the hit single "Love Me Like You Mean It." The breakthrough country female is known for her sweet voice and sharp songwriting, for being friends with Taylor Swift and for her quirky — and very willing — storytelling. So Taste of Country asked about some of her other first times.

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