The most popular country news story on Taste of Country this week had to do with Kellie Pickler's hair -- or lack thereof -- and big heart. The singer shaved her beautiful blonde locks to support a close friend who's battling breast cancer. Was that the biggest story for you? What event from the last seven days did you find most exciting? 

Taylor Swift's grand finale at the MTV VMAs deserves inclusion on this list, as do Alec Baldwin's comments about Hank Williams, Jr. Then there was Scotty McCreery putting a date on his upcoming Christmas album, and the nominee announcement for the 2012 CMA Awards in Nashville. What was the most exciting story in country news this week? Weigh in with your opinion and expand on it in the comments section.