The nominees for Album of the Year in the 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards are an interesting mix of young and veteran artists, working in a variety of commercial and more cutting-edge aspects of the format to encompass everything that's great about country music right now.
The Zac Brown Band' first album dropped in 2008 but the singer was writing, touring and recording for nearly a decade before that. The roots of those early projects still pop up in today's albums. One phrase comes up so often you almost wonder if he's trying to make a point.
Blake Shelton's journey to superstardom was long and arduous. The singer and 'The Voice' coach's career didn't really begin to take off until he made one very, very difficult decision. Learn all about Shelton's rise to fame and find out why he once quit singing in this edition of 'You Think You Know Country.'
The 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time are a very diverse group, but they all have one thing in common: in one way or another, all of the albums on our list made a significant contribution to changing the course of country music.
The 2016 ACM Awards are right around the corner, and you know what that means — it's time for Taste of Country readers and staff to square off and predict the winners in one of the biggest country competitions of the year.
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