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Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Trace Adkins
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Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness an incredible lineup of new balloons, floats and superstar musical acts.

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Toby Keith, Luke Bryan
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Toby Keith, Luke Bryan + More Added to 2013 Houston Rodeo Lineup

Toby Keith and Luke Bryan have been announced as performers for the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo annual event, joining fellow country superstar Jason Aldean. Pop superstar and 'X Factor' judge Demi Lovato is also booked as a big act at the much-anticipated rodeo.

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Taylor Swift
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Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Live From New York City’ Performance

Taylor Swift may not be kicking off her official Red Tour until next March, but you can get a first glimpse of the 'Begin Again' singer's live show months ahead of time. 'Taylor Swift Live From New York,' a near 40-minute concert set, is available for your viewing pleasure now.

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Toby Keith
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Toby Keith Says ‘Hell No’ to Attending the 2012 CMA Awards

Fans hoping to catch a performance by Toby Keith during the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony can think again. The often outspoken singer has given the long-standing country music establishment the proverbial middle finger, blatantly refusing to attend the event despite a nomination in the Music Video of the Year category for 'Red Solo Cup.'

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Randy Travis
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Randy Travis and the Avett Brothers Unite for New Installment of ‘CMT Crossroads’

Despite his pending legal troubles, Randy Travis hopes to return the focus to his superstar music career with an appearance on an upcoming new episode of 'CMT Crossroads.' The 'I Told You So' will converge at the 'Crossroads' with the critically-acclaimed folk act the Avett Brothers for an installment of the popular CMT series, which is set to debut on the network next month.

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Carrie Underwood
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Hayden Panettiere Admits Her ‘Nashville’ Character Was Inspired by the ‘Incredibly Interesting’ Carrie Underwood

'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere has already dismissed rumors that her contentious character on the new ABC series is based on Taylor Swift, but the actress-turned-small-screen-singer has admitted that fellow blonde beauty Carrie Underwood served as muse for the fictional Juliette Barnes character. Well, at least one aspect of her.

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Toby Keith, Hillary Scott
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Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum + More Set to Headline 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival

The anticipation for the 2013 Stagecoach Festival -- California's largest live country music event -- is sky-high, with promoters already announcing the star-studded lineup to give fans ample time to make the appropriate accommodations to attend the popular three-day event. Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley are set to co-headline Stagecoach 2013, which is scheduled to take place April 26-28 at its traditional stomping grounds in Indio, California.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood’s ‘Behind the Music’ Episode to Air September 30

Last summer Carrie Underwood fans found out the singer would be featured in an upcoming episode of VH1's 'Behind the Music.' Now the Oklahoma native's small-screen documentary from college co-ed to global country music superstar has an air date. Underwood's episode on the long-running television series is set to debut on Sept. 30 at 9 PM ET on Vh1.

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Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson Makes the Move to Nashville

Kelly Clarkson continues to inch closer to becoming a bona fide country music superstar, recently announcing plans to claim full-time residency in Nashville. Despite her allegiance to the Lone Star State, the current CMA Awards nominee has placed her Texas estate on the market, and is currently in the process of finding a home in Music City.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Avoids ‘T-R-O-U-B-L-E’ With Travis Tritt Cover on ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special

Scotty McCreery broke the mold with his performance slot on tonight's ABC special, 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock,' performing Travis Tritt's 1993 country classic 'T.R.O.U.B.L.E' for the TV airing rather than a tune from his own country music debut record, 'Clear as Day.'

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Kix Brooks
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Kix Brooks Proves He’s Definitely Not ‘New to This Town’ With ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special Performance

Kix Brooks have may performed 'New to This Town' during tonight's 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock,' but it's clear that the former Brooks & Dunn member is far from a novice when it comes to entertaining a Music City crowd.

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Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Asks Fans to ‘Drink on It’ During ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ TV Airing

'The Voice' celebrity mentor Blake Shelton split his time between his weekly prime time gig to appear on tonight's 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' special on ABC, returning to the stage for a second time in one evening to perform his No. 1 single 'Drink on It.'

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Eric Church
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Eric Church Serenades ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ Viewers With ‘Springsteen’

It seems as though Eric Church has started a new country music fashion trend, with many of the CMA Music Festival concert-goers wearing a pair of the singer's signature aviator glasses during his set. Decked out in a pair of shades of his own, Church gave his legion of loyal fans a performance of 'Springsteen' during tonight's 'Country's Night to Rock' prime time special.

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