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Billboard magazine will honor Maren Morris with its 2016 Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award.

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Martina McBride has watched the trends ebb and flow, and she agrees with other artists that songwriting in country music has fallen into a predictable pattern over the last few years. But she thinks it’s coming back toward the honest songwriting she believes in.

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The two-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris Stapleton, and his wife, Morgane, visited the Big Apple recently to perform “You Are My Sunshine” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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From a honky-tonk troubadour with a soaring Orbison voice to an 'Urban Cowboy' country trio

Dixie

Despite going head-to-head in the ratings against Game 7 of the World Series, 12.8 million viewers tuned in to ABC for the 50th installment of the CMA Awards.

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Little Big Town announced a six-show residency at Ryman Auditorium (the first time an artist or band has held a residency at the Ryman.)

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Kelly Clarkson shared a secret project she’s been working on, and it’s a little off the beaten path from anything she’s done before.

miranda

Miranda Lambert has a message for those who troll celebrities and comment negatively about them online: Be careful.

CMA

From Carrie Underwood's all-female band to some god-awful fashion decisions – the good, the bad and the ugly of the 50th CMAs.

grandole

Country music is coming to the city in 2017 with the Opry City Stage in New York’s Times Square.

next women

The initiative started in 2013 to empower and bring awareness to country music’s rising female performers, both independent and signed.

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Kenny Chesney releases 'Cosmic Hallelujah' on October 28th. Mark Davis/Getty Images

Kenny Chesney has a fear of overexposure.

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Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, are three at the top of the list, according to Nielsen.

tim

Congratulations to Tim McGraw, who has made history this week by becoming the first solo artist to have three singles simultaneously featured in the Top 15 on the Mediabase Country singles chart.

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Garth Brooks, left, joins Randy Travis and his wife, Mary Davis-Travis, in singing "Amazing Grace" at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony in Nashville last week.

sober

The laid back, fun-loving singer finds himself at a good place in his life—married to his wife, Amber Cochran, for a year and a half and sober for five years after hitting rock-bottom.

luke

Each October, reigning CMA entertainer of the year Luke Bryan heads out to farms across the country for his annual Farm Tour, and he recently wrapped his 8th one.

behind the scenes

Stars Mingling, Dancing in Their Seats Was Just Part of the Off-Camera Action

reba

If there was anything you ever wanted to know about the music business but were afraid to ask, now is your chance.

miranda

Few albums arrive with more anticipation than Miranda Lambert‘s The Weight of These Wings, set for a November 18 release.

carrie

You're going to need way more than Ajax to get the stunning visuals of Carrie Underwood's "Dirty Laundry" video out of your head.

flashback

Bob Dylan, who was just awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, has written some of the most poetic, culturally significant song lyrics of the past half-century.

tim

There’s an old saying that goes, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but in the case of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, it turns out that works both ways.

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Willie Nelson's tour bus has seen its share of visitors, drawing through its front door an assortment of guests eager to talk shop with a country legend and, perhaps, enjoy a bit of his herbal wares.

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Not only did Tucker co-pen all six songs on Fight Like Hell, he also plays both lead guitar and drums on the entire project.