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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.
Rascal Flatts
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Rascal Flatts Stun CMA Music Festival With ‘Come Wake Me Up’ Performance

Before showing a pre-taped Rascal Flatts performance, ABC aired a sit-down between the trio and another threesome, the Band Perry, during the 2012 CMA Music Festival back in June. The Flatts chatted about what they would do for a living if they weren't musicians, and it turns out that Joe Don Rooney wants to be a clay pigeon shooter and Jay DeMarcus would be a game show host. Maybe someday...

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Jake Owen
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Jake Owen Amps Up Crowd on ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special With ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ Performance

Back in June when tonight's 'CMA Music Festival' special was recorded, country star Jake Owen was barely a newlywed -- but he still made time to stop by LP Field to sing 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' for the gigantic crowd. With the entire crowd waving their hands along to the beat, Owen put on a rocking singalong performance.

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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban Electrifies Small Crowd With ‘You Gonna Fly’ Performance During ABC TV Special

By far, one of the best parts of attending the CMA Music Festival is the small venue performances put on by major stars. That's exactly what Keith Urban did when he played 'You Gonna Fly' for a smaller crowd of ecstatic fans at a small bar in Nashville in June, as seen on the ABC 'Country's Night to Rock' special.

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Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Gives Soulful Rendition of ‘Over’ on ‘CMA Music Festival’ TV Special

After a short introduction from host Kimberly Perry, hilarious country boy Blake Shelton took the stage on the 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock' special, shot back in June, to sing 'Over' with his soothing, deep voice. Shelton's number was the second love ballad of the night, but that didn't stop the crowd from staying on their feet for the entirety of his performance.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Rocks Pink Guitar for ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ Special

Not deterred by the heat on a hot summer night in Nashville, Miranda Lambert took the stage at the CMA Music Festival in June wearing a leather top, mini skirt and fringed black boots. Her outfit alone proved that the award-winning country singer is the 'Fastest Girl in Town,' but once she picked up her guitar -- as seen on the 'Country's Night to Rock' special on ABC -- there was no doubt in anyone's mind that Lambert is one of the baddest chicks in the business.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean Rocks Out to ‘My Kinda Party’ on ‘CMA Music Festival’ Special

From the moment Jason Aldean stepped onto the stage at a jam-packed Titans stadium in Nashville, fans were electrified with the rocking country star's presence. Aldean put on an unforgettable rendition of 'My Kinda Party,' putting the 'Rock' into the 'Country's Night to Rock' -- a television event which captured all of the energy of June's CMA Music Festival for those country fans who couldn't attend.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Taylor Swift Nominated for Five 2012 European MTV Awards

At this point in her career, Taylor Swift has been nominated for so many awards that we should stop being surprised at the number of nods she racks up for each awards show. Naturally, the 2012 European MTV Awards are no different. Swift is up for a whopping five trophies.

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NBC

Kellie Pickler Opens Up About Being a ‘Cancer Buddy,’ Shaving Her Head on ‘Ellen’

"It's just hair," Kellie Pickler told Ellen DeGeneres on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Friday morning (Sept. 14), where she showed off her new hairdo on national television. The sweet and southern singer has been getting loads of attention for shaving her head in support of her best friend's cancer diagnosis, so she stopped by 'Ellen' to answer a few more questions about her loyal act of bravery.

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Man Attempts to Sing ‘God Bless the USA’ 911 Times for September 11

Every year on September 11, Americans pause to reflect on the tragic 2001 terrorist attacks that changed the country forever. In 2012, as the U.S. reflects on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in New York City, one man will be resting his voice after belting out the words to 'God Bless the USA' 911 times. That's right: A Utah resident has attempted to sing Lee Greenwood's hit song 911 times in 48 hours.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Lady Antebellum to Release Holiday Album on October 22

We're still a few months away from the Christmas season, but Lady Antebellum is already in the mood for white lights, hot cocoa and presents under the tree. The award-winning country music trio has been in the studio all summer recording holiday favorites for their upcoming Christmas album, 'On This Winter's Night.' Luckily, the holiday-themed disc will hit digital retailers and store shelves on October 22 -- leaving plenty of time to get in the holiday spirit before December arrives.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Blake Shelton Hopes for a Country Judge on ‘American Idol’

With reports swirling about Keith Urban's pending deal to take Randy Jackson's place as a judge on 'American Idol,' it looks like country music will be represented on the show's judges panel after all. And just like all country music fans who are excited to hear an Australian accent on 'Idol' this fall, Blake Shelton has his fingers crossed that no last-minute hiccups will cause the deal to fall through.

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