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Megan Pacella

Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan Sweeps 2012 ACAs Show With Nine Awards, Including Artist of the Year

In order to honor the ultimate 2012 American Country Awards artist, Jewel and her husband, bull rider Ty Murray, took to the stage to announce the Artist of the Year winner. It's been such a great year for country music that it was kind of difficult to guess which artist would snag the coveted guitar award.

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Blake Shelton
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‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas Special’ Leaves Viewers in Stitches

From the opening moments of 'Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Special' to the final credits, the popular country crooner kept viewers laughing. And there's a reason why the special wasn't entirely family-friendly -- the program had everything from Christmas carols to swear words to a fistfight.

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Scotty McCreery, Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Scotty McCreery Ignites a ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ Season at Rockefeller Center

Scotty McCreery helped bring some country music flair to the 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' NBC special on Wednesday evening (Nov. 29). Using his signature baritone voice, the young star sang out a snazzy version of 'Holly Jolly Christmas' for the crowd both in New York City and watching around the country.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Officially Confirmed for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2013′

Between promoting her 'Red' album and putting on live performances worldwide, Taylor Swift has become very familiar with Times Square this year. That's why it's only fitting that she would close out 2012 with a performance at 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2013' in the Big Apple.

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Miranda Lambert, Gary LeVox
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Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts + More Lined Up for Boots and Hearts Music Festival 2013

Next summer, a handful of country stars will be traveling north of the border to headline Ontario's 2013 Boots and Hearts Music Festival. The three-day country music event will showcase Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry and more.

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Taylor Swift Today Show

Taylor Swift Performs ‘Red’ Songs on ‘The Today Show Australia’

Just when you thought Taylor Swift was pressing the pause button on her suped up 'Red' promotional tour, she's back with another live performance. On Monday (Nov. 26), Swift appeared on 'The Today Show Australia' to put on another smashing rendition of her album's title track.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery to Help Light the Tree for ‘Christmas in Rockefeller’ Special

Scotty McCreery will be on hand during the 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' television special to help ring in the Christmas season. The 'American Idol' champion will appear as part of a star-studded lineup, which includes fellow crooner Trace Adkins, as well as Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and others.

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performs at Staples Center on October 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Hunter Hayes Admits to Being Intimidated by Carrie Underwood

Hunter Hayes just happens to have one of the most coveted jobs a hot, 21-year-old country singer could have: opening for Carrie Underwood on her 2012 Blown Away Tour. Hayes should be feeling so confident that he's strutting his stuff back stage, but he recently dished to MTV that Underwood actually makes him nervous.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Sports Pink Hair While Shooting ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ Video

Taylor Swift's critics have called her a lot of things, but nobody can accuse her of being boring. Never one to settle on a signature look, country music's sweetheart sported a pink punk rock hairstyle while filming her 'I Knew You Were Trouble' video over the weekend.

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Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits
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Kenny Rogers Celebrates 31st Anniversary of Annual Christmas and Hits Tour

From November 23 to December 23, Kenny Rogers will be delivering Christmas to venues all over the country. The famed country music star has been celebrating the season every year for 31 years with his Christmas and Hits Tour, and this year will be just as festive.

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