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10 Biggest News Stories of 2016

What a crazy year it has been in country music! From the deaths of some legendary musicians, to some business changes and even a beloved star who is starting over in a new chapter of her life, 2016 has been a year of change for so many.

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20 Best George Strait Songs

George Strait's songs have turned into more No. 1 hits in each of the three full decades he's worked than most artists would dream of having in their career.

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Brett Eldredge, Garth Brooks +More Confess Embarrassing Songs on Their iPods

We all have those songs in our music library we're not proud of. Taste of Country caught up with some of country's biggest names backstage at the 2016 CMA Awards and asked them: what’s a song on your iPod or your phone you might be embarrassed by?

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5 Mindy McCready Songs to Remember Her By

Mindy McCready's career was as promising as anyone could dream when she released "Ten Thousand Angels" to country radio in 1996.

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5 Unforgettable Little Big Town Moments

What a long, strange journey Little Big Town have had to success in country music. The golden-throated foursome have seen plenty of highs and some devastating lows along the way, but one very special once-in-a-career song rides at the top of the most unforgettable Little Big Town moments.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ [Watch]

To close a recent Song Suffragettes concert the #LetTheGirlsPlay collective chose a song that's very near to any dreamer's heart, and very appropriate. Kalie Shorr, Lena Stone and company performed Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."

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10 Things We’re Thankful for in 2016

Be thankful for good health and family first this Thanksgiving, but make sure to include a few current or fallen country stars in your meal-time prayer. We're grateful for newcomers and legends that paved the way, but also for outlaws, one country star's wife and Miranda Lambert, but not for the reason you're expecting.

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10 Best Thank You Songs

Country artists are great at writing thank you songs. They thank God, husbands, wives, kids, bosses and even ex-lovers who stay out of our lives. There is plenty of gratitude to go around, and those on this list are the best at recognizing the important people or events in life.

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High Valley Celebrate ‘Dear Life’ With Food for the Hungry in Nashville

High Valley celebrated the release of their new album Dear Life at Warner Music Nashville on Monday (Nov. 21) with an intimate album release party surrounded by friends, family and members of the industry.

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5 Unforgettable Country Christmas Traditions

Just like you, country music's biggest stars look forward to visiting with family, eating and maybe bickering across the table this Christmas. They carry on traditions that are heartfelt, funny, strange and flat-out unforgettable.

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