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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.
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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Lady Antebellum
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Lady Antebellum Perform ‘Wanted You More’ on ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’

Lady Antebellum performed their current chart-climber 'Wanted You More' on tonight's ABC special, 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock.' Dressed in all black, trio members Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott commanded the stage for the intimate performance, with fellow band member Dave Haywood adding a personal touch with his superb guitar skills.

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Category: Country Music News
Brantley Gilbert
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Brantley Gilbert Wows Crowd With ‘Country Must Be Country Wide’ During ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’

Decked out his usual black baseball cap and skin-tight jeans, newcomer Brantley Gilbert wowed concert-goers with an electrifying performance of his No. 1 'Country Must Be Country Wide' during tonight's 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' ABC prime time special.

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Category: Country Music News
Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Fed Up With Simon Cowell’s ‘Mouthing Off’ About ‘The Voice’

In what looks to be the celebrity feud of the month, 'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton and 'X Factor' creator and judge Simon Cowell have faced-off in a war of words, sharing their distaste for one another's prime time reality show. After it was revealed that the two titanic television season premieres would go head-to-head in ratings this evening (Sept. 12) on NBC and Fox, respectively, Cowell expressed his distaste -- and Shelton followed.

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