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Trisha Yearwood
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Trisha Yearwood: ‘The Odds Are Against Me’

Trisha Yearwood says her song 'PrizeFighter' has become a business anthem for her, as well as a personal one. With women in country music struggling to find radio space, and with the changes in the music business since she released her last album seven years ago, the 50-year-old knows better than to pin her expectations on sales or chart numbers.

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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Says YouTube Is the Devil

Garth Brooks may have finally joined social media, but that doesn't mean he's all-in with the digital revolution. In a new interview, the country icon blasts digital music providers and what he sees as their negative impact on the music business.

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Sam Hunt
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Sam Hunt, ‘Take Your Time’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

With ‘Take Your Time,’ Sam Hunt isn’t going to win back any country music lovers who dismissed him and his style after one listen to ’Leave the Night On.’ The song is even more influenced by R&B (specifically '90s R&B), and even more likely to irritate stodgy traditionalists.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

No Shave November – Pancreatic Cancer

As you know, I'm celebrating No Shave November and we're just past the half way point. My sister, Michelle, wanted to see how I was doing, so here's how I look.

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Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley’s ‘Original Fan’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer

Ann Soyars, Dierks Bentley’s original fan, has died. The 67-year-old passed away at her Tennessee home over the weekend following a battle with cancer.

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Jason Aldean
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Don’t Expect to Find Jason Aldean in Any Steamy Music Video Love Scenes

Sure, Jason Aldean's 'Burnin' It Down' video is super sexy, but originally, there was an even steamier plan.

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Reba McEntire YTYK

You Think You Know Reba McEntire?

Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will make a city boy squirm, but during this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' you'll see how holding a bucket led to holding several CMA and ACM Awards.

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FGL Selfie
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See Country Stars’ Best Selfies [Pictures]

If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that. Social media is great in that way -- artists can connect with their fans and vice-versa, which means we have a firsthand look at any fun selfies our favorite singers are sharing.

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood, ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ – Everything You Need to Know

Carrie Underwood is preparing to release her first-ever hits collection, and her longtime fans are clamoring for every tidbit they can get about the upcoming project.

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Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney Covers Billboard, Speaks Out on Country Songs That ‘Objectify’ Women

Kenny Chesney is trying to buck one of the biggest trends that's currently succeeding at country radio.

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