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The American Country Music Awards have released its nominations and it’s a mix of veterans and the up-and-coming.

 

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The past two years have been a complete whirlwind for country music's newest heart throb Kane Brown. In that time frame the Georgia native went from acquiring massive buzz after posting cover videos on Facebook, to signing a record deal with RCA Nashville.

 

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Luke Bryan was only 7 years old when George Strait released this song. And yet, when he looks back on it now, Bryan has a very mature appreciation for the ballad from 1983.

 

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“You have to gain wisdom from everyone around you, and trust that you’re doing the right thing.”

 

bruce

One teenager found a very good excuse for missing school: playing on-stage with Bruce Springsteen.

 

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Vince Gill, a 20-time Grammy winner, continues to play well with others.

 

jazz

Songwriter-producer talks eclectic projects with Keith Urban, Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line

 

maren

You probably hadn't heard of Maren Morris before last year when her critically acclaimed major label debut LP Hero topped the Billboard Country Albums chart.

 

kip

The singer/songwriter opens up about new music, his current break and how his fans give him peace.

 

randy

It was up to Garth Brooks to give the near-sellout crowd in Nashville what they wanted to hear most: Randy Travis’ voice.

 

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Miranda Lambert spent a night recently “rehearsing” for her 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour with a small club show in Chicago.

 

keith

Country music superstars Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood teamed up for Urban’s new single, “The Fighter,” released this week on Monday (Feb. 6).

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For their new single, Florida Georgia Line have teamed up with an unlikely partner: the Backstreet Boys.

 

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The Band Perry made a surprise return to the spotlight with the release of "Stay in the Dark," the lead single from what the sibling trio is billing as their first pop album, My Bad Imagination.

 

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Controversy can be a double-edged sword in country music.

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When Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood decided to take a break in 2015 at the end of their 747 World Tour, rumors and speculation began to swirl that the band was done, kaput, breaking up.

tucker

The singer and his mates ride miniature motorcycles, get shot with paintballs and party naked in wild new clip.

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Dolly Parton presented longtime friend Lily Tomlin with the Life Achievement Award at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

ACM

Who’s ready for a trip to Las Vegas?

125 years

One-hundred and twenty-five years ago, in 1892, the historic Ryman Auditorium was completed.

willie

Country singer and occasional actor to appear in Harrelson's cinematic experiment 'Lost in London'

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Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Joey + Rory, Blake Shelton Are Country's Top Artists, Nielsen Reports

maren

“I’ve been doing this since I was 12,” the singer-songwriter says of pursuing music professionally, which she first thought “was just a little-kid dream.”

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With more than 175 million streams, Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” topped the list of the most-streamed songs in 2016.

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The Briarhoppers (L to R) Sam Briarhopper, Bill, Elmer, Minnie, Zeb, Dad, Charlie Crutchfield, Billie and Homer.

Before the major recording companies set up shop in Nashville, several southern cities were important centers of the emerging country music industry including Atlanta, Dallas, and Charlotte.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame will highlight Shania Twain‘s life and career in an exhibit beginning in the summer of 2017.

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Since the early Seventies, James Taylor's insightful folk-pop tunes have demonstrated a deep country-music influence and have, in turn, influenced contemporary country artists of at least the past two decades.

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