In the last week alone two country singers had to stop their shows to separate two fans. It seems to happen more and more recently. Are Nashville's stars becoming more vigilant or is it rowdier in the front few rows than ever before? Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes says ... neither.

In this week's Encore Dukes compares crowds today to crowds of 20, 30 and 40 years ago and points out the main reason for a perception that country music fans have truly gone wild. Watch the video above, and be sure to give it a thumbs up if you agree.