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Jessica Nicholson's passion for country, bluegrass and Christian music led her to Nashville in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in music business (with a minor in writing), and began her career as a public relations and marketing coordinator at Resonate Records. She has written for Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine, countrystandardtime.com and worked as a staff writer for Country Weekly Magazine for nearly three years. She currently resides in Nashville.
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Garth Brooks’ ‘Sevens’ Turns 15

In 1997, Garth Brooks and his team were out to remind fans that this singer-songwriter was still a bona fide superstar. After album sales for his previous release (1995's 'Fresh Horses,' which sold an incredibly respectable 3 million copies) failed to reach the same sales heights as his previous albums ('No Fences' sold over 10 million copies), the team employed a top-notch marketing campaign for his '97 album, 'Sevens.'

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Carrie Underwood to Debut ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ at 2012 American Music Awards

On the heels of her dramatic ballad 'Blown Away,' Carrie Underwood will debut 'Two Black Cadillacs' -- the third single from her platinum-selling album 'Blown Away' -- during her performance at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18).

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Trace Adkins to Join Pop Stars for Annual ‘Christmas in Rockefeller’ TV Special

Trace Adkins will help usher in the Christmas season as part of the 15th annual 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' television special, which will also feature performances from artists Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann and Rod Stewart, among others.

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Brad Paisley Gave Taylor Swift Her Worst Nickname Ever

Taylor Swift has plenty of nicknames (like T-Swizzle, Swifty, Tay Tay and T-Swift, just to name a few). And while the pop-country superstar doesn't seem to mind most of the endearing terms that her fans and friends create for her, one nickname -- which was given by none other than former tourmate Brad Paisley -- did earn the distinction of worst nickname ever for the 22-year-old.

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Martina McBride to Perform During CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade

Martina McBride is slated to perform as part of CBS' 52nd annual Thanksgiving Day Parade celebration. Portions of the parade will be featured in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to the performance from McBride, the Broadway casts of 'Once' and the musical 'Newsies' will perform, according to wnypapers.com.

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Tim McGraw Surprises Soldiers to Say Thanks During Nashville Luncheon

Tim McGraw surprised 30 soldiers and their families during a Veteran's Day appreciation luncheon at Outback Steakhouse in Brentwood, Tenn. on Thursday. The singer gave out handshakes, words of encouragement and thank yous to the men and women for their service.

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Martina McBride’s Fans Raise Over $25K for Cancer Research

It's no secret that the right song can inspire healing and action, and Martina McBride's recent ballad 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It' is a prime example. The powerful and emotional song -- which describes one woman's journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment -- inspired McBride's fans to raise over $25,000 for cancer research.

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