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Taylor Swift
Charley Gallay

Taylor Swift Spills Thoughts on Future of Music, Describes ‘Love Affair’ With Fans

There are few artists that have had the success Taylor Swift has seen in her 24 years of life. With the music industry changing in new ways, the superstar takes to her trusty pen and paper to open up about what it means to be a modern artist, honing in on what she dubs her "love affair" with fans.

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Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles, ‘His Hands’ (Feat. Brandy Clark) – Lyrics Uncovered [Watch - Exclusive Premiere]

Jennifer Nettles' bonus track 'His Hands' (featuring Brandy Clark) on the deluxe edition of her first solo album is a song worth listening to. It has all the elements of a great tune -- and a compelling story, a surprising twist that will startle any listener and an impactful message that is meant to help other women in the same situation.

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Florida Georgia Line
Republic Nashville

Florida Georgia Line, ‘Dirt’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

‘Dirt’ is not the song Florida Georgia Line fans were expecting. Gone is the bravado, the hyper-time drum beats and the contagious hooks. Instead, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard rely on steel guitar and lyrical depth to make this ballad work.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

HAWK Video Spotlight on Kenny Chesney’s ‘American Kids’ [VIDEO]

It's hard to believe Kenny Chesney has been making music for 20 years now.  Let me rephrase that, Kenny has been making really good music for 20 years now.  The first time I met Kenny was in the mid 90's, in the lobby at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville where a friend of mine was sitting on his lap.  My friend Laura was actually "seeing him" at the time.  He seemed very nice.

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"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Taylor Swift’s Red Tour Breaks Country Music Record

She's done it again. Taylor Swift has broken yet another record -- and this time it's because of her Red Tour.

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Billy Ray Cyrus
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Billy Ray Cyrus Honors Slain Nevada Teacher, Dubs Him ‘True American Hero’

On Saturday (July 5), Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to Michael Landsberry, a Nevada teacher shot by a 12-year-old student at Sparks Middle School last year (Oct. 21). Cyrus dubbed the late teacher a "true American hero."

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Category: Country Music News
Tim McGraw
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Tim McGraw Visits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital [Watch]

Country superstar and dedicated father of three Tim McGraw took some time out from his tour schedule to visit with the kids at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital before his concert there. He even did a little Q&A with some of the kids!

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

HAWK Video Spotlight on ‘Day Drinking’ by Little Big Town [VIDEO]

You may have noticed listening to the HAWK in the last few weeks, that country music is sure having fun celebrating that long awaited weather we have all been patiently waiting for the Greater Binghamton area.  With Summer finally here, there is plenty of good time music on the radio.

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Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton May Adopt Abandoned Festival Dog Named After Her

After making news with a huge performance at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, Dolly Parton is rumored to be prepared to take a little of the event home with her. She may be adopting an abandoned festival dog!

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Category: Country Music News
Garth Brooks
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Garth Brooks Announces a Press Conference

Garth Brooks fans expecting a big announcement on Monday morning are going to have to wait a few more days. Instead of big news, the singer revealed an official press conference scheduled for Thursday (July 10).

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