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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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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Taylor Swift Takes the Stage on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

In the midst Tuesday's tense elimination round on 'Dancing With the Stars,' none other than Taylor Swift took the stage to ease the pressure at the end of the show. Wearing short black shorts, a white shirt with black polka-dots and -- you guessed it -- a red bowtie, Swift played her hit song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' as a crew of professional dancers put on an awesome performance.

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Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Gets the PS22 Kids Choir Treatment

At PS22 in Staten Island, a chorus of mega-talented 5th graders earns a music credit by putting on their own renditions of hit songs. Led by their instructor, piano player Gregg Breinberg, the adolescent kiddos have sang songs by everyone from Katy Perry to Adele to our own country music gem Carrie Underwood. Recently, PS22 gave Underwood's 'Blown Away' the special treatment.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Lauren Alaina Surprises Boy With Brain Tumor at His Homecoming Dance

Laura Alaina has had a great year, but in light of her country music success, it's pretty obvious that the 17-year-old star hasn't lost sight of what's important. Although the country songstress is in the middle of her Eighteen Inches Tour, she cleared her calendar recently to surprise Jordan Trunfio -- a West Springfield High School student in Springfield, Va. who is suffering from a brain tumor -- at his Homecoming dance.

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Taylor Swift Holds Onto Her ‘One Shred of Dignity,’ Has Nervous Breakdown Talking Exes on ‘Ellen’

In promotion of her new album, 'Red,' Taylor Swift has been all over television this week, but she's so adorable in interviews that we really don't tire of her invading our living rooms. This morning on 'Ellen,' Swift stuck to her likeable interview posture, but blushed -- and had a bit of a freakout -- when the hilarious host prodded her about her ex-boyfriends.

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Taylor Swift Paints ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ Stage ‘Red’

Taylor Swift hasn't slowed down for a second since she dropped 'Red' on her millions of excited fans on Monday (Oct. 22). To continue her mega-promo tour, the starlet stopped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' on Tuesday night (Oct. 23) to perform the title track from her latest record.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Taylor Swift Returns to Times Square for ‘Good Morning America’ Performance

Taylor Swift's latest studio offering is already flying off of digital and literal shelves all over the world, but that doesn't mean that the 'Begin Again' hitmaker is done promoting 'Red.' On Tuesday, Swift graced the ears of a national audience when she took over Times Square in New York City to play a few selections from her new album on 'Good Morning America.'

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Hunter Hayes Performs ‘Wanted’ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

It's been a pretty big year for Hunter Hayes, to say the least. In addition to releasing his first No. 1 song, 'Wanted,' Hayes' hit also achieved certified platinum status earlier this fall -- not to mention dozens of accolades he's received. Yesterday (Oct. 22), Hayes appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to perform his most popular tune.

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Taylor Swift Films ‘VH1 Storytellers’

On Monday night (Oct. 15), Taylor Swift had the opportunity to sit down with 'just' 3,000 of her peers to tape an upcoming episode of 'VH1 Storytellers.' Luckily for the millions of fans who weren't in attendance at the taping, the intimate musical performances and tell-all Q&A session will air on VH1 next month.

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Awkward Guy Tries to Use Taylor Swift Lyrics as Pick-Up Lines

Meet Tommy. Tommy seems like a nice enough guy, though he admitted -- on YouTube, no less -- that he has no idea how to talk to girls. Hoping to turn around his luck, he leaned on the queen of love: Taylor Swift. In a funny series of first introductions gone wrong, Tommy uses lyrics from Swift's hit songs to try to pick up girls.

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