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Country Artists Who Have Served Their Country

Country music has a longstanding tradition of supporting the troops, with stars like Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Darryl Worley taking frequent trips overseas to play for the men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Do Record Reviews Matter in the Age of Social Media?

The record review used to be one of the most important pieces of coverage an artist could hope for in terms of career advancement, but that's changed significantly in the digital age. With music so readily available for consumers to experience for themselves, it begs the question: do record reviews really even matter anymore?

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5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2015

If you made it a point to attend every major country tour this summer, you'd blow your 2015 budget in about two weeks. So, we've curated the list in an effort to give fans an idea of who is bringing the best opening acts and who is known for putting on the best live shows.

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You Think You Know the Band Perry?

The Band Perry moved around a bit when they were young, but when it came time to begin their career, they were in the right place at the right time. Do you know about the trio's early Garth Brooks connection?

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You Think You Know George Strait?

George Strait was once told he wasn't country enough and kindly dismissed from a job. But that's just one of the surprising things you'll learn in this episode of You Think You Know Country?

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Proof That Country Stars Are Just Like Us

Sure, it may seem that country's hottest stars live glamorous lives, but truth be told, they're just like the rest of us.

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If You’re Not on Country Radio, Do You Exist?

Sony Music Nashville head Gary Overton inadvertently opened up a huge can of worms in March when he infamously said, "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist." But on closer inspection, that's less true right now than perhaps at any other time in the history of commercial country radio.

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Top 10 Justin Moore Songs

Justin Moore songs are a mixed bag of country tough-guy anthems and sentimental ballads, but there’s nothing wrong with a man who can pull off both.

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Taste of Country Festival Survival Tips

The most popular country music festivals — like the upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival — last up to five days and include dozens of artists. It's a big commitment to try to take it all in, and you'll want to do so in a way that allows you to be presentable at work on Monday morning.

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You Think You Know Sam Hunt?

Sam Hunt is one of those guys who does everything well. First it was sports, then it was music. In fact, even his best friends admit that, "If I didn't love him so much, I'd hate him." However, Hunt's country career almost came to an end before it began. Do you know why and what — or who? — saved him?

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