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‘American Idol’ Country Finalists: Where Are They Now?

You may be surprised just how many country singers got their start on American Idol.

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2016 ACM Awards Nominees Announced

Dierks Bentley announced the first of the 2016 ACM Awards nominees on Monday morning (Feb. 1). Eric Church leads the way with five nominations so far. Singers up for Entertainer of the Year, Male and Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Duo and Group were announced live on CBS This Morning.

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Fly Away to Meet Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum in Chicago!

Who could use a once-in-a-lifetime getaway? 97.9 KICK-FM wants to send you to Chicago to see Charles Kelley in concert at the House of Blues. Oh yeah, the winner will also get to have dinner with Charles Kelley before the show! 

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Brantley Gilbert Is Taking His Time With Next Album

Brantley Gilbert is in no rush to release new music. In a recent interview, the "Stone Cold Sober" singer says while he has written more than three dozen songs for his follow-up to 2014's Just as I Am, he is taking his time on putting the album together and waiting for a "gut feeling" that he doesn't quite have yet.

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Carrie Underwood Debuts ‘Heartbeat’ at Grand Ole Opry [Watch]

In December, as a part of Opry at the Ryman, Carrie Underwood brought her current single, "Heartbeat," to the Opry stage and the mother church of country music for the very first time.

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Country Music Tours Rolling Out in 2016

Some of the biggest artists in country music will be out on the road this year, and Taste of Country has everything you need to know about the top country music tours of 2016.

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Eight Great Country Cover Songs – Do You Know Who the Original Artists Were?

Sometimes in music there are songs that are so good, one recording just isn't enough. Artists of all genres are known to remake - or cover - songs that were originally made by other artists. This can be done for a number of reasons: as a tribute to the original song, to make the song sound more up-to-date, or to make the song better fit into a musical genre that it did not originally belong to. Here are eight great country cover songs. Do you know who the original artists were? 

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Granger Smith Is Taste of Country’s Hottest Artist to Watch in 2016

Granger Smith has been chosen as Taste of Country’s No. 1 Hot Artist to Watch in 2016. His debut single, “Backroad Song,” is quickly climbing the charts.

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You Think You Know Brantley Gilbert?

Brantley Gilbert is one of the most interesting and mysterious men in country music. The 'One Hell of an Amen' singer doesn't talk about his past much, preferring to write songs and sing about the events that led him to country music stardom. During this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' we do the talking for him.

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10 Movies You Probably Forgot That Featured Country Music Stars

Country music stars have been appearing, and even starring, in movies for years. Sometimes the movies are great. Sometimes they're... less than great. Here are 10 movies you probably forgot (or maybe even never heard of) that feature country stars.

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