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Craig Morgan, ‘Corn Star’ – Song Review

Craig Morgan is winning the battle to be country music’s most agriculturally minded singer, but his latest single may leave farmers hiding behind their tractors. The singer has pushed against the cheese boundary before, but with ‘Corn Star’ he joins Trace Adkins (‘Brown Chicken Brown Cow,’ anybody?) in embracing jokes that make eyes roll so hard that the price of Tylenol goes up.

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Favorite Hank Williams Jr. Song – Readers Poll

Hank Williams Jr. turns 63-years-old today (May 26). Throughout his over 40 year career, the son of country music’s greatest singer has created a career his father would be proud of, with a two decade-long stretch of hits and recognition at award shows. Lately he’s become the voice of blue collar America, while still writing songs his fans relate to — even if they don’t get much radio airplay.

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This Week’s Best Tweets: Country Stars Start Celebrating Memorial Day Early

As a holiday weekend approaches, it’s clear that a few country stars may have begun celebrating a little early. Joe Nichols has something to celebrate, while a few others — like Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr — may just be celebrating life. Of course Blake Shelton is included in this list of the week’s best tweets, but his submission is much more domestic than fans are used to — but still hilarious.

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Country Artists Who Have Served Their Country

Country music has a long tradition of supporting the troops, with stars like Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Darryl Worley taking frequent trips overseas to play for the men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, before the Gulf Wars, country musicians were quick to join the USO to play for troops stationed just about anywhere. While only a minority of Nashville’s best served in the military, more than a few on this list may surprise you.

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Best Post-’American Idol’ Debut Single – Readers Poll

Now that the 11th season has come to a close with Phillip Phillips as the ‘American Idol’ winner, it’s time to look forward at how each contestants career will unfold. Skylar Laine shows the most potential to be country’s next reality-television star-turned-Nashville-sensation.

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Daily Roundup: Taylor Swift, Pistol Annies + More

One country bachelorette is officially off the market. Find out who got married in today’s Daily Roundup and learn which country superstar was deemed most beautiful in country music by a men’s magazine. Also find out what Tim McGraw did to bring joy to military vets.

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Big and Rich, ‘That’s Why I Pray’ – Song Review

With the exception of their submission to the ‘Footloose’ soundtrack, Big and Rich have just released their first new single since 2007. Both members of the duo have found some success as solo artists, but ‘That’s Why I Pray’ serves as a reminder of how much Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich need each other.

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Carrie Underwood Survives Wind Tunnel in Performing ‘Blown Away’ at the Billboard Music Awards

With a wall of mechanical fans blowing hair all across her face, Carrie Underwood performed the title track from her new ‘Blown Away’ album at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. The country singer’s performance lacked the luminaries, exotic dancers and costumes many of the previous artists employed, but it lacked nothing in talent. She was as vocally strong as she’s ever been during a televised performance.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About George Strait

There isn’t an artist in country music who’s been as successful for as long as George Strait. He’s charted at least one song every year since his debut single ‘Unwound’ hit in 1981. Strait got his start in an unusual way, however. In fact, there are a number of quirks about the legend’s life you might find surprising.

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New Country Music Releases – June 2012

The first month of summer is the biggest month of music yet. Country superstars like Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney will be releasing new projects in the list of new country music releases for June 2012, in addition to other hitmakers like Josh Turner and Edens Edge. Start saving now so you’re not left out on the new music on the list below.

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