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

 

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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.

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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.

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Who’s ready for a trip to Las Vegas?

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

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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

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“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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Awards, Tributes, Fundraisers and a New Home for Nashville