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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.
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Miranda Lambert’s Dad Also ‘a Sucker’ When It Comes to Stray Dogs

By now, every country music fan knows that Miranda Lambert has a soft spot when it comes to dogs... and cats, birds, farm animals and every other kind of animal. But it turns out, the 'Fastest Girl in Town' comes by her love for four-legged creatures honestly -- Lambert's dad can't leave an adorable stray on the side of the road, either.

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Train Release ‘Bruises’ Video Featuring Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe

The pop group Train isn't typically considered a cross-over country act, though the lead singer has worked with Martina McBride in the past. Now that they've teamed up with Pistol Annies' Ashley Monroe, they are making some concrete roads through the country genre. This week, the band premiered their music video for 'Bruises' which features Monroe.

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Category: Country Music News
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Lady Antebellum, Kids Tell Sweet Puppy Love Story in ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ Video

Warning: If you watch Lady Antebellum's Christmasy new video, you're going to be in the holiday spirit before you even get a slice of Thanksgiving turkey. Filled with gifts, wreaths, and -- of course -- mistletoe, the band's 'Holly Jolly Christmas' video is perfect for holiday viewing.

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Category: Country Music News
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Tim McGraw Shares Memory-Filled ‘One of Those Nights’ Lyric Video

Tim McGraw's latest hit, 'One of Those Nights,' captures perfectly the excitement of a good old-fashioned first date. But if you've been struggling to remember all the words to the hit song, now's your chance to learn them. The popular country crooner has released a special lyric video just for his fans.

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Category: Country Music News
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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Taylor Swift’s First Big Purchase Was Inspired by ‘Mean Girls’… and Mean Girls

Like any 16-year-old would, when Taylor Swift received her first paycheck in 2006, she bought a car. But the rising country music star didn't want to buy just any car. Inspired by the 2004 movie 'Mean Girls' -- and feeling a little angst about being bullied by the mean girls in her own school days -- Swift splurged on the exact car that lead bully Regina George drives in the film.

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Keith Urban, Fellow Judges Pledge to Make Dreams Come True in New ‘American Idol’ Commercial

Back when Simon Cowell was a judge on 'American Idol,' it wasn't exactly a show that made wannabe stars eager to follow their dreams. Cowell's biting comments could turn anyone away from a path to stardom. But with a few new judges -- including the kind-hearted country crooner Keith Urban -- next year's 'Idol' season is all about inspiring viewers to make their dreams come true, as is proven in this new commercial.

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Steven Lawton, Getty Images

Taylor Swift’s Parents Didn’t Want Her to Get Into Music

Back in 2006, when Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut album, she was only 17. And you know what that means? The country star's parents had to be on board with her music career before she ever stepped into the country music scene. Turns out, Ma and Pa Swift weren't too keen on turning their teenage daughter into a music sensation. Luckily, the young 'Tim McGraw' hitmaker changed their minds.

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Blake Shelton Wins Entertainer of the Year at 2012 CMAs, Responds With Shock and Awe

Reba McEntire and Tim Allen teamed up at the 2012 CMA awards to hand out the most coveted trophy of the night: the Entertainer of the Year award. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and 2011 winner Taylor Swift were all nominated for EoTY, but in the end, Shelton beat out the competition.

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