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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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Taylor Swift Shows Off Sass, Style in New ‘Red’ Promo Photos

As October 22 draws nearer, temperatures drop and the leaves change colors -- to red, if you will -- Taylor Swift is amping up promotion for her new album, appropriately titled 'Red.' The 'Begin Again' singer has been teasing new songs, rocking out performances and, naturally, posing for cameras, as shown here in a series of 'Red' promo pictures.

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Taylor Swift Touches on the Rules of Love, ‘Hooking Up’ and Conor Kennedy in Rolling Stone Cover Issue

These days, Taylor Swift is wearing her heart on her sleeve. The singer's forthcoming 'Red' album seems to be somewhat of a tell-all of past relationships, and she's even been openly talking about -- albeit lightly -- her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy. In Swift's 2012 Rolling Stone cover issue, she touches on those topics and more.

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Taylor Swift ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Spoof Becomes NHL Lockout Anthem

Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' has been getting a lot of attention. But perhaps the most eye-raising use of the popular debut single from 'Red' tune is that it's currently being used as the 'official' song of the NHL lockout.

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Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images

Keith Urban Was Encouraged to ‘Get Out of Country Music’ as Reality Show Contestant

Before he even considered judging the upcoming season of 'American Idol' or sat down in that big red chair on 'The Voice' Australia, Keith Urban had plenty of experience with singing competition shows. As a young boy, the 'For You' hitmaker appeared as a contestant on an Australian reality show that is similar to 'Idol.' However, he wasn't as popular as he is now... by any means.

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Boy’s Kiss With Carrie Underwood Came After His Home Burned Down

Chase Kurnick's kiss with country superstar Carrie Underwood was his first, and it came near the end of a difficult year for the 12-year-old. In May, his family's house burned down after a lightning strike. Nothing like a smooch from one of the most beautiful women on the planet to lift your spirits.

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Taylor Swift Suffers Minor Wardrobe Malfunction at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Taylor Swift's performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend went off without a hitch -- for the most part. A minor wardrobe malfunction proved that even those most put-together celebs can run into clothing mishaps. Luckily, even though a fan tugged too hard on Swift's dress and caused the strap to come undone, the country star was saved any embarrassment by the sequined shirt she wore underneath her dress. Otherwise, there could have been a Janet Jackson-like slip-up. Phew!

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Brad Paisley Joins Carrie Underwood for Surprise ‘Remind Me’ Duet at Nashville Show

When Carrie Underwood played to an ecstatic hometown Nashville crowd over the weekend, she didn't come to the Bridgestone Arena stage without a few surprises up her sleeve. The 'Good Girl' hitmaker put on an intense concert on Sunday (Sept. 23) with five costume changes, a tornado and a flying stage. But even the songstress herself was caught off guard when Brad Paisley walked on stage to join her for a duet. The result? Endless screaming and cheering from the audience.

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Taylor Swift Samples New Song ‘Begin Again’ on ‘Good Morning America’

Since announcing the release date of her new album, Taylor Swift hasn't slowed down for a minute. In addition to making time for her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, Swift has been working her tail off to promote 'Red,' which is out Oct. 22. On Monday morning, Swift stopped by 'Good Morning America' to preview 'Begin Again,' a new song which will appear on the album.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Taylor Swift Looks to Actress Zoe Saldana for Style Tips

It's no secret that Taylor Swift looks incredible everywhere she goes. In addition to being a popular country artist, the 22-year-old singer is known for her stylish wardrobe, both on the red carpet and off. What's her fashion secret? According to a recent interview with People, Swift looks to actress Zoe Saldana for style inspiration.

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s Dog, Loretta, Goes Missing

Few things are as sad as losing one of your favorite pets -- especially if you're as much of an animal lover as Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton. Unfortunately, the couple's rescue pup, Loretta, went missing from their hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma over the weekend. The country couple is hopeful that their fans will aid them in the search for Loretta, and that she'll eventually be returned her to her rightful owners.

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‘CMA Music Festival’ Special Draws to a Close With Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. Duet

With dozens of awards and accolades under his belt, Brad Paisley was the perfect person to lead the charge in closing out the the pre-taped 'CMA Music Festival' special on Monday. When Paisley took the stage back in June, he started out by singing the first few words of 'This Is Country Music' and playing along with his acoustic guitar -- and then something magical happened.

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Martina McBride Sings Tearjerking ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’ at CMA Music Festival

After a couple hours of rocking country music hits, Martina McBride brought down the house during the pre-taped 'CMA Music Festival' special when she performed anti-cancer anthem, 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It.' The crowd, who could be heard screaming and cheering all night as stars like Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Eric Church rocked the stage, was practically silent as McBride let loose her powerful hit.

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Jason Aldean Holds Fans’ Attention During Pre-Taped CMA Festival ‘Fly Over States’ Performance

For his second performance during the three-hour 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' special, Jason Aldean wowed the audience by playing his big hit 'Fly Over States.' In the anthem, Aldean tips his hat to the often overlooked midwest states. Apparently, some of those fly over natives were in the audience when Aldean performed the song at LP Field in June, because they were screaming their heads off.

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