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Counterpoint: Kelsea Ballerini Is Our Grammy Girl

A debate between Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris for the Best New Artist trophy at the 2017 Grammys could be cast as a debate between "Peter Pan" and "My Church," but it's not that simple. Both artists will admit that without those singles they wouldn't be included in the conversation. This Point/Counterpoint is also framed by how one views what the award represents.

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Win a Weekend in Chicago with Birthday Boy, Brantley Gilbert

Happy 32nd birthday, Brantley Gilbert. You could see and meet him in Chicago and then enjoy a Blackhawk/Islander game the next night. Here's how.

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Bon Jovi Opening Act Contest

Bon Jovi tickets go on sale this morning. Find out what time and where. You could also be their opening act, find out here. I'm thinking about auditioning. I wonder if I can do a 20 minute version of "Elvira?"

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Justin Moore, Wife Expecting Fourth Child

Justin Moore and his wife Kate are expecting their fourth child.

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Toby Keith Turns in Patriotic Performance at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Concert [Watch]

Toby Keith was on hand to welcome President-elect Donald Trump to Washington, D.C., on Thursday (Jan. 19). The country superstar performed at Trump's Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration a day before Trump's inauguration.

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Lee Greenwood Performs ‘God Bless the USA’ at Trump Inauguration Concert [Watch]

Lee Greenwood gave one of the highlight performances at a concert to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 19), delivering a stirring version of his patriotic anthem, "God Bless the USA."

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Who’s On the Hot Seat? Meet All 31 Country Newcomers

Country music's next generation begins with your vote. These 31 artists are all on the RISERS Hot Seat, a fan-decided poll that selects the 10th artist in Taste of Country's new artist platform set to launch in March.

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Carrie Underwood Duets and Collaborations
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The 9 Best Carrie Underwood Duets

Carrie Underwood is a popular duet partner. She's one of country music's most talented and most versatile vocalists and as a result, dozens (hundreds?) of stars want to sign her up for a song or two on their albums.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Lady Antebellum, ‘You Look Good’ [Listen]

Lady Antebellum's funky new single "You Look Good" isn't too much of a deviation from songs the trio put out before their hiatus, they just sound like they're having more fun.

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Gareth Cattermole-Getty Images

Tickets on Sale Friday For Bon Jovi at Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

Bon Jovi is playing at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open this summer. Tickets go on sale Friday morning. Find out when and where.

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Country Stars Shine at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards [Pictures]

Country stars turned out in their finest at the 2017 People's Choice Awards.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Blake Shelton Wins Big at 2017 People’s Choice Awards

Blake Shelton took home two of the top prizes at the 2017 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (Jan. 18).

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Blake Shelton Debuts New Single at 2017 People’s Choice Awards [Watch]

Blake Shelton took the stage at the 2017 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (Jan. 18) to perform his new single on what was already a very big night for the country star and TV host.

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Blake Shelton, ‘Every Time I Hear That Song’ [Listen]

Blake Shelton's new single "Every Time I Hear That Song" is an aching ballad that finds the singer getting nostalgic at the sound of a familiar melody. The oft-used story line is brought to life with Shelton's big country voice and catch chorus.

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