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Ty Herndon, Shane McAnally, Chely Wright
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6 Country Artists Who’ve Come Out as Gay

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman revealed they were gay during a groundbreaking five-hour stretch in November 2014. Prior to that, only a handful of country singers and songwriters were open about being gay.

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Lindsay Ell, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen
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The Women in Country Music Problem Isn’t Getting Better – What Needs to Change?

Last month, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Somethin’ Bad’ quietly fell from the radio airplay charts, peaking just inside the Top 10. The powerhouse duet with Carrie Underwood was as close to a sure thing as you’ll find in country music, yet it somehow failed to break country’s two-year drought.

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Cole Swindell Spills Splurges, Crushes and What Makes Him Angry in ‘Cheat Sheet’

Cole Swindell opened up about what makes him angry, which Thanksgiving food he goes crazy for and who he's still crushing on from his childhood during this Taste of Country 'Cheat Sheet.'

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Country Confessions: Stars Reveal Their Celebrity Crushes

A few are embarrassing, many are pretty hot, and one or two are jaw-dropping. Taste of Country asked over two dozen country stars who their celebrity crushes are, and while a few of the same names kept popping up -- Jennifer Aniston, beware -- most of the answers were as varied as the artists.

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You Think You Know Reba McEntire?

Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will make a city boy squirm, but during this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' you'll see how holding a bucket led to holding several CMA and ACM Awards.

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See Country Stars’ Best Selfies [Pictures]

If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that. Social media is great in that way -- artists can connect with their fans and vice-versa, which means we have a firsthand look at any fun selfies our favorite singers are sharing.

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10 Best Earl Dibbles, Jr. Quotes

Earl Dibbles, Jr. has some unique ideas about how the world works -- or should work, anyway. The singer is a flag-wavin', chaw-spittin', beer-swillin', George Strait-lovin' country boy who's not afraid to speak his mind. Sometimes, that means rubbing a sensitive country boy the wrong way.

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Tim McGraw Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Tim McGraw is one of the most successful musicians of his generation, but the country superstar had to drop out of a singing group in college because he just couldn't pass a music theory course.

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5 OMG Moments at the 2014 CMA Awards

From surprise winners to unexpected collaborations, the 2014 CMA Awards were full of OMG moments.

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Miranda Lambert
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Top 5 Moments From the 2014 CMA Awards

The 2014 CMA Awards were almost two separate shows. The first half featured pop artists and country music's leading ladies dominating the stage and podium when winners names were called. The second half was a return to traditional with its performers and winners. As for the best moments from the night? This Top 5 Moments From the 2014 CMA Awards video highlights all that went right during country's biggest night.

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