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Country Quickie: Best of the Grammys + Love and Theft’s Chubby Bunny

Stay on top of country music's most important stories with Taste of Country's new weekly web series, 'Country Quickie.' Host Nicki D dishes the hottest stories, adding her own unique twist.

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Love and Theft
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Love and Theft Talk Writing With Friends on ‘Whiskey on My Breath’ Album, Play Chubby Bunny [Watch]

The title track of Love and Theft's new 'Whiskey on My Breath' album lists seven songwriters. Seven! Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson recently sat down to talk about that and fatherhood, and to play a game you may recognize from grade school.

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Jake Owen
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You Think You Know Jake Owen?

Follow Jake Owen on Twitter and you'll learn that the singer is an open book. His music is also as honest as anyone around -- in fact, many of the 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' artist's top songs reveal his scars. Literally and figuratively, this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' shares the stories behind those scars.

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Strange Signings
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Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes + More Share the Strangest Things They’ve Signed

CDs? Tickets? T-shirts? Every country star has signed a thousand of those, but only one man has signed a dirty sock. OK, maybe two people have. Find out who will and won't sign a baby, why Scotty McCreery gave a weirdo the Sharpie and the bizarre twist to Luke Bryan's answer in this video.

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Tyler Farr
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Tyler Farr Plays ‘Frozen’ or ’50 Shades of Grey’? [Watch]

ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Tyler Farr was given a challenge: How well does he know one of the most popular movies and books of the last few years?

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Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson
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Country Singers Who Played Football

Country music's football pedigree dates back almost 70 years, when one country legend first strapped on his maskless leather helmet to toss the pigskin around.

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Football game
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5 Best Football Songs

Country music and football are more closely tied than country music and NASCAR. More than a few stars have used the gridiron as the backdrop for love stories or tales of inspiration, and dozens of others have begun a song between the hash marks. These top football songs all feature the sport prominently, not just as a passing detail.

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Toby Keith YTYK
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You Think You Know Toby Keith?

Perhaps you've heard the story: a stewardess hands a record label executive a demo of Toby Keith's music, and days later, he scores a record deal. A few months later, he has a hit, and a few years later he's a superstar. It's a sexy story with a lot of unanswered questions, and it's not exactly true.

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Johnny Cash, Jamey Johnson, George Strait
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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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Chris Young YTYK
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You Think You Know Chris Young?

The fans have spoken and requested Chris Young be the subject of the first 'You Think You Know Country?' episode of 2015.

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