A preview of the second season of 'The Voice' was released today, and Blake Shelton is lacing up his gloves early. Kellie Pickler brought an odd gift to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and we got the scoop on two country music-leaning 'American Idol' contestants from Thursday night.

You'll find all these stories and many more in today's daily roundup. Scroll through all the day’s stories from Taste of Country, and a few others from around the web, including a sneak peek at the new Van Halen album and why Ferris Bueller is making a comeback.

Today on Taste of Country:

'The Voice' Season 2 Preview: Blake Shelton Fights for Contestant Lindsey Pavao
Keith Urban Credits Nicole Kidman for Getting His Song on the 'Act of Valor' Soundtrack
Eli Young Band Announce Headlining Tour for 2012
Picture of the Week: Luke Bryan Meets His Biggest Fan
Kellie Pickler Brings Moonshine and Music to 'Ellen'
Granger Smith, 'Letters to London' - Song Review
LeAnn Rimes' Chicago Condo Featured on HGTV's 'Interiors, Inc.'
Rascal Flatts Tease 'Spectacular' Summer 2012 Tour
Who Is Baylie Brown?
Miranda Lambert Loses Longtime Friend in 'Tragic Accident'
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron to Appear on 'Ellen' Together
Who is Skylar Laine?
Bellamy Brothers Robbed During Video Shoot
Lee Brice and New Fiance Plan Wedding for 2013
Tim McGraw, 'Halo' - Lyrics Uncovered

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