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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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While Kid Rock has incorporated elements of country music into his previous albums, his 10th studio album, First Kiss, which was released recently, most seamlessly marries a Nashville radio vibe with the 44-year-old's increasingly classic-rock sound (case in point, Foreigner will open Rock's upcoming tour).

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From "Sweet Home Alabama" to "Carolina in My Mind," Rolling Stone Country counts down the top tunes celebrating life below the Mason-Dixon.

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The singer-actress paired up with "Rocky" for the disastrous country spoof 'Rhinestone'

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The Band Perry has some news which should make fans who love genre crossovers very happy: they’re planning to team up with singer/rapper Pharrell Williams to create some new music!

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Country icon to star in 'Waiting for the Miracle to Come,' with the U2 legend executive-producing and writing for its soundtrack.

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In this age of on-demand listening, terrestrial and satellite radio remain the key power players in making or breaking a star.

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For the fourth consecutive year, "Bob Kingsley's Acoustic Alley" returned to Country Radio Seminar (CRS) this past week in Nashville with an all-star lineup of hit songwriters.

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It's been more than 20 years since Tim McGraw first scored a Number One hit with his Conway Twitty-esque ballad "Don't Take the Girl," and the success of "Shotgun Rider," off of 2014's Sundown Heaven Town, is proving the sun's not nearly set on this country star's radio domination.

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When you have Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Dan + Shay, Kip Moore and Chase Rice in the same category, it’s a challenge to name a Top 3.

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Sexy songs play a big role in country music. Need a romantic ballad to put you in the mood? Looking for just the right hit to crank up the heat?

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Seven-time GRAMMY nominated singer gives a rare peek behind the curtain on The Outsiders World Tour!

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The Band Perry are looking to help up-and-coming artists further their musical careers.

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Grand Marshal Luke – we liked the sound of that! Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline headed south to New Orleans where he took the helm at the Krewe of Endymion parade.

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Since 1959, “Music’s Biggest Night” — the Grammy Awards — has featured the world’s top artists in every musical genre, from pop and R&B to country, bluegrass, folk and Americana.

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Pictured: Pete Fisher (Grand Ole Opry Vice President & General Manager), Joe Galante (honoree), Bob Kingsley, and Kenny Chesney. Photo by Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry

The stars all showed up on Tuesday night (Feb. 10) to honor one of the most influential industry executives in country music.

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