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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.


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


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.


Dolly Parton, pictured with Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire and Jennifer Nettles (obscured), accepts the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

In country music, there's no escaping the past. The impulse to look back — to figures enshrined as icons, to sounds that conjure shared references, to historical dependability in general — is strong.


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In an unearthed, intimate 2007 interview, the "Branded Man" singer-songwriter recalled his friendship with Cash and his time behind bars.


Which country artists and bands are bringing home the bacon and frying it too?


Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and more country stars are among those with nominations at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.


Delivering new albums is one resolution these country stars intend to keep in the New Year. Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Natalie Hemby, Alison Krauss and More Release New Music in 2017.


While most of us are back to work after the beginning of the new year, country stars are making the most of their time off by vacationing in warm-weather locations.


Merle Haggard and Joey Feek were among the country-music personalities who died in 2016


In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come.


Awards, Tributes, Fundraisers and a New Home for Nashville


2016 has been an outstanding year in country music, but there were also some really great songs that got overlooked and just fell through the cracks.


The clock struck midnight in Nashville on New Year’s Eve and country stars took to their social media accounts to send their best wishes for a very happy and healthy new year.


It was a huge year for country music and an even bigger year for country music videos. In 2016, several artists were more thoughtful in the treatments of their videos, and while each song tells its own story, so did these clips.


2016 brought us a lot of good -- and bad -- in country music.


From Margo Price and Brandy Clark to Jon Pardi and Dierks Bentley


With their third holiday album, A Pentatonix Christmas, the quintet delights with standards ("White Christmas") and standards-to-be (*NSYNC's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays").


Recipes from your favorite Country artists...


Kelsea Ballerini’s The First Time tour is so hot it’s setting off fire alarms.


All-star list of performers to salute Country Music Hall of Fame member at Nashville concert.

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Maren Morris made her Saturday Night Live debut on last weekend’s Saturday night (Dec. 10), performing both “My Church” and “80s Mercedes” during the late-night sketch comedy show.


Country music's hard-rocking everyman on choosing the right song, his love-him-or-hate-him public image and why he'll never put out an acoustic album

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Keith Urban has been known to bring fans onstage during his concerts to share the spotlight. He did just that during a stop in Adelaide, Australia, on his Ripcord World Tour with Carrie Underwood.


Gorgeous New Photos of Your Favorite Characters


If you ever want a shot at writing a hit song with Keith Urban, you’d better know he has one giant turnoff. Don’t ever say, “Let’s write a hit song.”

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