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Song of the Year – 2014 Taste of Country Awards

With Artist of the Year already decided, Song of the Year is the most distinguished honor at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards. Ten hits from 2013 make the ballot, including ACM, CMA and Grammy nominees. Combined, these tracks have sold over 11 million downloads, but which is worthy of this fan-decided honor?

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Jamie Lynn Spears
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ToC Encore: Can Jamie Lynn Spears Become a Country Star? [Watch]

Jamie Lynn Spears has the song, but her biggest challenges are still in front of her. The singer admits convincing a skeptical country music audience she's sincere will take some diligence. She won't have to look far to find an artist who has faced similar obstacles and flourished ... and one that flopped. 

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Chris Young
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Chris Young, ‘Who I Am With You’ [Listen]

Chris Young's second single from the 'A.M.' album is similar to 'Aw Naw' in that it takes something he's done well across his first three studio albums and turns up the volume. 'Who I Am With You' is a big, soaring love ballad. It's a stark contrast to more intimate lovers from previous records.

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Danica Patrick and Trace Adkins
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Best Tweets About the 2013 American Country Awards

For a second straight week, Twitter proved to be as entertaining as a major television event starring major country music stars. That's not a knock on Tuesday night's (Dec. 10) 2013 ACAs, there were just some really funny things being said by fans and people who were somewhat less than thrilled. We took out the vitriol and set up a list of all the best -- but mostly harmless -- tweets sent during the Fox broadcast.

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LeAnn Rimes, Big Smo, Danica Patrick
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2013 American Country Awards Worst Dressed Pictures

The artists who make up this gallery of Worst Dressed at the 2013 American Country Awards either took too big of a risk, or didn't try at all. Actually, one even falls blandly in the middle. For the most part, the men and women of country music looked stylish in classic high-roller outfits, but these three stood out for all the wrong reasons.

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Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert
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Prices Lowered for Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand Getaway Packages

Prices for the country music getaway of a lifetime have been slashed. Effective immediately, fans of Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington and Brantley Gilbert (plus sunshine, the beach and relaxation) can take in this Mexican vacay for under $1,000 per person -- a 33 percent discount!

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Lady Antebellum
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Album Spotlight: Lady Antebellum, ‘Golden (Deluxe Edition)’

The deluxe edition of 'Golden,' Lady Antebellum's fourth studio album, includes three previously unreleased songs plus three acoustic versions of well-known hits. All six fit within the context of the original 12 tracks. 'Golden' is still the most organic album the trio has released to date.

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Brett Eldredge, Jana Kramer, Jason Aldean
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2013 CMA Awards Worst Dressed Pictures

Most of the artists who make the 2013 CMA Awards Worst Dressed list would have benefitted from a quick look in the mirror before stepping out. "Disheveled" is how one could describe a few of these five stars. Suits that don't fit and gowns fit for a first trip to your future mother-in-law's house get noticed for all the wrong reasons. Please, don't try this at home. 

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