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ABC's hit TV series was created in and about Tennessee's famous Music City, and the actual locations and sets are full of surprises.

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Country Guys & Their Guns (the Muscular Kind!)

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This 1983 primetime performance spotlights two country stars on a stage full of children.


Female Duo Debuts at #1 — twice.

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Brad Paisley has written most of his chart-topping hits, including ‘Remind Me,’ ‘Mud on the Tires’ and his first No. 1 single, ‘He Didn’t Have to Be.’


When Luke Bryan pulls up in his 1972 Ford Bronco for a morning photo shoot in Miami, he's rumpled and unshaven, wearing flip-flops and camo – but even disheveled he's got undeniable charm.

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Sure, he's won his share of ACM, CMA and Grammy awards, not to mention all the No. 1 hits and sold-out tours – all proof that Tim McGraw can really rock a crowd.


Eric Church, Brandy Clark and Miranda Lambert have all scored multiple Grammy nominations, while Dierks Bentley and Lee Ann Womack are among those up for best country album.


Whether she's serving up cocktails to Tim and Faith or cooking pot roast for her girls, the singer puts her heart into making home a place to celebrate.


Emmylou Harris will be honored for her more than 40 years in music with a star-studded show.


Miranda Lambert generously gifted her tour-mate, Dierks Bentley, with an awesome new toy, which he promptly proceeded to get hung up on — but not in the way you’d think. 


How well do you know Jake Owen? He loves having his feet in the sand, wakeboarding and fathering his adorable 23-month-old daughter Pearl – every fan knows that!



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Trisha Yearwood recently released her first album in seven years, and fans of her past hits and signature vocal delivery are thrilled.




A lot can happen at an award show when the cameras aren't looking, and during those lengthy commercial breaks. Here are seven things you didn't see if you watched the CMA Awards on TV.



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Just when you think Kenny Chesney‘s 2015 Big Revival Tour can’t get any bigger … it does! The ‘American Kids’ singer has added three very special guests to the already-massive summer tour.



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‘More Than a Memory,’ Garth Brooks’ 51st career single and first single from his 2007 ‘The Ultimate Hits’ compilation album, is the first and only song to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Brooks’ first No. 1 single since 1998′s ‘To Make You Feel My Love,’ the tune spent 20 weeks on the charts.



A number of country music’s biggest stars have taken on new personas to flush out new creative opportunities, and not all of these alter egos were meant as jokes.




Chris Young knows he might have a hit song on his hands if he still loves it the day after he wrote it.



Ten years after making her big-screen debut alongside Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives, Faith Hill is coming back to a theater near you.


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Aerosmith front-man Steven Tyler is no stranger to the country music scene.


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Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley Set To Headline The New Festival.


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Read all about it…along with a list of Willie’s ten top songs.



Some of the most important artists in country music today are female — but you might not suspect that from listening to country radio.


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Kenny Chesney’s stadium shows are always full-blown concert experiences, none more than his 2013 No Shoes National Tour with good friend Eric Church sharing the bill.



Back in the 1970s, Nashville outlaw David Allan Coe famously said that the "perfect country and western song" had to include five things: Mama, trains, trucks, prison and getting drunk.



The hosts, the highlights and what the stars wore at one of Country Music industry’s night of nights…



Miranda Lambert sweeps the CMAs with four wins... and makes history as ceremony's most decorated female artist ever!



All eyes were on Nicole Kidman when she arrived at Country Music industry’s night of nights in a bridal-style Roberto Cavalli gown to support her husband Keith Urban at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.


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