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ToC Encore: Everything You Need to Know About Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ in 30 Seconds or Less

Miranda Lambert's new album 'Platinum' will be available on June 3 and, with 16 tracks, there's a lot to know about the new studio project. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes has managed to cram it all into one, 30-second-long, video cheat sheet.

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Jerrod Niemann Shines On “ACM Sessions”

They are calling it the "Country Music's Party of the Year."  The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is Sunday April 6th, and it promises to be a great time as Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan resume hosting duties live from Las Vegas.

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Luke Bryan
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Album Spotlight: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever’

Luke Bryan’s sixth spring break EP isn’t so much a party album as it is a project for short-term lovers. Bryan explores the romantic side of spring break during ‘Like We Ain’t Ever.’ In many ways it’s an extension of the songs on ‘Crash My Party.’

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Sara Evans
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Exclusive: Sara Evans Recruits Vince Gill for ‘Stone-Cold Country’ Song ‘Better Off’ [Watch]

Sara Evans' invited Vince Gill to sing on a song called 'Better Off,' a ballad from her' new 'Slow Me Down' album. The cut finds Evans in her wheelhouse. “‘Better Off’ is a stone-cold country song,” she says in this behind-the-song video exclusive to Taste of Country.

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Miranda Lambert’s Album “Platinum” Out June 3rd

How can you have a platinum album if it hasn't been released yet? Miranda Lambert  has figured it out.

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Jason, Luke, Miranda and George Among 2014 ACM Performers

If you're a country music fan who loves watching the Academy of Country Music Awards as much as I do, then you'll be excited to learn that the first wave of performers for have been announced.

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5 Things To Know About ‘Taste of Country Fest’ Star Craig Morgan [VIDEO]

Craig Morgan has many fans in the Greater Binghamton area.  I remember meeting him about the time his first single was released and was impressed with how polite the man was and how interested he was in the HAWK.  He also had a uncanny way of remembering people's names, much like Garth Brooks does.

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‘Taste of Country Music Fest’ Video Spotlight on Brantley Gilbert [VIDEO]

Brantley Gilbert was one of the hottest, most-sought after stars at the recent 'Boots In The Sand' in Mexico.  In fact his fan jam session sold out minutes after it was announced on the HAWK.  It's safe to say that Southern Tier country fans are eagerly waiting for his big appearance at the 2nd Annual 'Taste of Country Music Festival,' June 13-15th at Hunter Mountain.

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Binghamton Loves Darius Rucker [VIDEO]

Darius Rucker has 1,925,683 "likes" on his Facebook page.  That's a lot of likes!  No wonder everyone was rooting for his success, when he explored "other musical influences" after the success of the Grammy-Award winning rock band Hootie and the Blowfish.

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Sara Evans
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St. Jude Is Even More Meaningful to Sara Evans Now

Sara Evans has visited the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital twice -- once before she had kids, and once (this past January) after. The most recent visit changed her perspective, she tells Taste of Country.

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