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Country Stars Who Have Served in the Military

Country music is filled with songs proclaiming love and devotion to the United States, but for many artists, their patriotism runs much deeper.

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George Jones In Memoriam (1931-2013)

When country music legend George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81, he left behind a rich musical legacy that has rarely been equaled — matched only by a life story filled with more triumph and heartbreak than the greatest country song ever written.

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Alan Jackson Shares George Jones’ Last Letter

Not long before he died, George Jones penned a final letter to Alan Jackson. He was asking for a favor, one the younger country singer was likely happy to fulfill. Now, as Jackson releases his Angels and Alcohol album he's shared a photo of that letter with Taste of Country readers.

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Alan Jackson Continues to Do as George Jones Asked Him [Watch]

Alan Jackson's Angels and Alcohol album is as country as country gets — something that fans of the format may find refreshing, but something that his longtime fans expect. The 10 songs tell stories of love, heartbreak, drinking and family, but really, the 56-year-old is just doing what his hero asked him to do years ago.

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Sammy Kershaw Hits Top 40 With George Jones Tribute Album

Sammy Kershaw is back on the charts, this time with his George Jones tribute album, 'Do You Know Me? A Tribute to George Jones.' The record debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard Top Country chart, making it his first Top 40 album in over a decade.

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Headline of the Year – 2014 Taste of Country Awards

2013 was full of tragedy, surprises and celebration -- it seemed a new jaw-dropping news event took place just about every month in country music. Five events make the final cut as nominees for the Headline of the Year Award at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards. Which do you think should win?

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George Jones Knew He’d Be a ‘No Show’ at His Farewell Concert

George Jones' farewell concert Friday night (Nov. 22) was in the works while the iconic singer was still alive and calling the shots, helping out with the planning. But somehow, he knew he'd be a no show at the event.

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George Jones Memorial Unveiled, Singer’s Legacy Lives on With Scholarship

A large monument that George Jones began designing years before his death was unveiled on Monday (Nov. 18). Friends, family and fans packed the singer's gravesite to witness the historic revealing before the singer's widow, Nancy, shared another way the legend's legacy will live on.

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Alan Jackson and George Strait Memorialize George Jones With ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ at 2013 CMA Awards

We lost the Possum, George Jones -- who is considered one of the greatest country singers ever, if not the greatest country singer ever -- earlier this year. Of course, the 2013 CMA Awards paid tribute to the legend, with Alan Jackson and George Strait performing a duet of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' which is Jones' most recognizable and beloved song.

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George Strait, Reba McEntire + More Join George Jones Tribute Concert

If George Jones were still alive, he'd likely be mighty pleased to see the talented roster for his farewell concert.

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