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Introducing Taste of Country News With Ania Hammar

There's a new face of country music news. Beginning Monday (Sept. 26), Ania Hammar will deliver daily news reports from the Taste of Country studios, but you may be familiar with her already!

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Oops! Virginia Governor Unknowingly Poses for Photo With Willie Nelson’s Weed

When Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe stopped by Willie Nelson's bus for a chat over the weekend, he had no idea that their visit would become viral.

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Toby Keith Forced to Postpone South Carolina Concert

Toby Keith has postponed his Thursday night (Sept. 22) concert in South Carolina at the Florence Civic Center due to gas shortages.

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Counterpoint: Artists, Stand Up and Shout!

“Shut up and sing!” Roll around in that concept for a moment. We’re literally asking someone to bury an impulse to make use of a first amendment right because, “That’s not what I paid for.”

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Chris Stapleton Accepts Artist of the Year at 2016 Americana Awards

The 15th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards were held Wednesday night (Sept. 21) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and Chris Stapleton was honored with his first-ever Americana award for Artist of the Year.

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Tim McGraw Celebrates Faith Hill on Her Birthday: ‘She Is Extraordinary’

Faith Hill celebrated her 49th birthday on Wednesday (Sept. 21), and husband Tim McGraw was there to help make it great.

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Brad Paisley Adds Shows to College Tour

Brad Paisley has decided he isn't too cool for school — the star has added a second wave of free shows to his 2016 Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour.

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Kenny Chesney Announces Details for New Album, ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’

Kenny Chesney has revealed the cover and song titles for his much-anticipated upcoming album, Cosmic Hallelujah.

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Trisha Yearwood Unveils New Fragrance

Trisha Yearwood is one busy woman. In the midst of a world tour with her husband, the country singer has added 'fragrance creator' to her resume.

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Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On

Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!

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Kelsea Ballerini Clarifies That Demo She Posted Is Her, Not Taylor Swift

We know Kelsea Ballerini and Taylor Swift are besties, so it’s not hard to believe that Swift would give Ballerini a first listen to any new music she makes, or that they might collaborate.

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Sam Hunt Signs on to Headline 2017 Taste of Country Festival

Sam Hunt has been announced as one of the headliners for the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival.

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Country All-Stars Unite for Epic ‘Forever Country’ Video

Some of the biggest and most important acts in country music history joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards in 2016, filming a spectacular video for "Forever Country."

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Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunning ‘Forever Country’ Music Video [Exclusive]

Thirty country legends jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video for "Forever Country," an all-star collaboration that pays tribute to 50 years of the CMA Awards. In this behind the scenes video exclusive to Taste of Country, key artists join the song's producer and music video's director to talk about pulling the song and video together.

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