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Counterpoint: Kelsea Ballerini Is Our Grammy Girl

A debate between Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris for the Best New Artist trophy at the 2017 Grammys could be cast as a debate between "Peter Pan" and "My Church," but it's not that simple. Both artists will admit that without those singles they wouldn't be included in the conversation. This Point/Counterpoint is also framed by how one views what the award represents.

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Garth Brooks Defines What Country Music Means to Him [Watch]

Garth Brooks has seven diamond-studded albums under his belt now, but there was once a time when even he was regarded as not being country enough. The CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee recently sat down with Taste of Country to discuss his years of country criticism and to answer the long debated question: what is country music?

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6 Unforgettable Garth Brooks Comeback Moments

It's been quite a comeback for Garth Brooks. Even the most imaginative fan couldn't have guessed the legend's return to the spotlight would include digital music, a satellite radio channel, five million tickets sold and ... well it's just beginning.

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7 Unforgettable Garth Brooks Moments

A video full of unforgettable Garth Brooks world records could stand on its own, but for this edition of Unforgettable Moments, we've included his music, his tour and his appearances on Saturday Night Live.

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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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Gretchen Wilson Is More Mature, But Still Ready to Get ‘Rowdy’

Gretchen Wilson’s phone keeps buzzing during an interview with Taste of Country. The “Redneck Woman” singer is back in demand since announcing the end of her two-year hiatus, so that means more media, more meetings and definitely more phone calls.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Taylor Swift, ‘Our Song’ [Watch]

The Song Suffragettes took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of the most important female artists in contemporary music on a recent Monday night in Nashville, when they covered a key track from Taylor Swift.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Gnarls Barkley, ‘Crazy [Watch]

Five #LetTheGirlsPlay artists shared a very unusual cover at a recent Song Suffragettes show in downtown Nashville, re-arranging Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" in an acoustic version.

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11 Unforgettable Dolly Parton Moments

Dolly Parton has lived an unforgettable life and enjoyed an unforgettable career in music, television, film and philanthropy. She’s an all-timer in so many ways, and she still has plenty left to give

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Eddie Montgomery, Taylor Swift, Hank Williams Jr.
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Friday the 13th: 13 Country Artists With Bad Luck

If cowboy boots worked as good luck charms, then none of the 13 bad luck stories on the following list would have ever happened. Unfortunately, money, fame and a honey-smooth voice can't keep Murphy and his insensitive laws away.

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