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In the digital age, music is often talked about in terms of singles and MP3s, not full albums and records.

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Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival tour is just kicking off, but before he hit the road, the superstar sat down to discuss his new music and what fans can expect at this year’s shows.

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THE UNVARNISHED AND COMPLETE TELLING OF THE LIFE OF MUSICAL ICON WILLIE NELSON, ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST SONGWRITERS

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As Shania Twain nears her 50th birthday, the Canadian-born singer has been thinking about her image — specifically, how her age shouldn’t have an impact on her own body image or what she chooses to do on stage.

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Get to know the singers (and civilians) making love last in Music City.

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The ACM Awards always have their share of memorable moments. From emotional acceptance speeches to surprise winners, top-notch performances to unexpected duets, fans are buzzing for days after the yearly awards show.

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Six Contemporary Artists Who Surely Make Dolly and Loretta Proud

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Dolly Parton isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon. The 69-year-old has done plenty in her illustrious career, which has spanned almost 50 years, but she insists that she has much more that she wants to accomplish.

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These examples prove Taylor's sometimes eyebrow-raising business moves are actually super savvy.

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Network's first all-female tour is part of a bigger campaign to close the gender gap in country music.

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Country newcomer talks about putting her biggest heartbreak to music and overcoming nerves to play for the president.

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Luke Bryan, center, and from left, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, of the musical group Florida Georgia Line, perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. (AP)

Thanks in large part to the bro’ country sound, country music has never been more alive in the United States.

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Cyrus' 'Still the King' and a reality series about the 'American Idol' alum highlight cable network's new programming.

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Some of country music's greatest singers may have passed away before their time, but their songs and stories continue to inspire new artists across all genres. From Hank Williams, Sr. to Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline, here are 11 country legends who left us before we were ready to see them go.

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"It’s hard to get me off stage right now," the country star says of massive 'Outsiders' arena tour.

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Angry Listeners Must Not Be Listening to the Lyrics

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Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. dish behind-the-scenes details.

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"I'm going to make a country music record," the 'American Idol' alum promises.

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Country music may be the genre of the Bible Belt, but when it comes to avenging sins, its lyrical weapons are plenty and potent. Carrie Underwood swings a baseball bat, Johnny Cash uses fists, Miranda Lambert loads a gun and Toby Keith fires up footwear. Forget looking good as the best revenge; it's all about a good aim. 

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Venue attendance records once again shattered on Church's The Outsiders World Tour.

Plus Toby Keith and the Eli Young Band Kick-start the SoCal Motorcycle Festival.

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It’s gotten to where you can’t read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake.

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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALIGNS WITH “OUTNUMBER HUNGER.” 

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Country music may be known for its “tear in my beer” sad songs, not to mention its tunes about trucks, dirt roads and Southern living, but the genre also has a great sense of humor.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the life and career of reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan with the summer exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, which opens May 22 and runs through November 8.

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Eric Church is taking legal action against unlicensed T-shirt vendors.

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Rascal Flatts take a break from their Hard Rock Casino shows in Las Vegas to talk parenting just weeks after Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcomed their first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher.

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