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Miranda Lambert Says She and Blake Shelton Can’t Blend in Anymore

Anytime you have two superstar musical or celebrity acts dating — or married, in this case (think Brad and Angelina or Faith and Tim) — it’s only a matter of time before that couple realizes the freedoms they have given up by being in the spotlight. While Miranda Lambert and her country hitmaker husband Blake Shelton have been well known for a couple of years now, Lambert admits that her husband’s standing appearance on ‘The Voice‘ has begun to change how normal their lives can be.

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Joe Nichols and Wife Expecting First Child

Country hitmaker Joe Nichols and his wife, Heather, are about to get a visit from the stork, according to People. Nichols, who released his record ‘It’s All Good’ at the beginning of November, has one 13-year-old daughter, Ashelyn, from a previous relationship, but is extremely excited to be expecting for the first time with his wife of more than four years.

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‘Smash’ Star Katharine McPhee Goes Country With ‘Redneck Woman’ Cover

NBC’s hit musical drama ‘Smash’ tells the story of what it takes to make it in a Broadway show, and while country music is in a different genre altogether, the show and its stars have been giving some pretty big nods to the sound. Last Monday (Feb. 13), we saw actress Megan Hilty’s character Ivy offer up a slowed-down cover of Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Crazy Dreams.’ Tonight, according to mjsbigblog, we can expect to see another star performing a karaoke version of Gretchen Wilson‘s ‘Redneck Woman.’

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Taylor Swift Insists She’s Happy Being Single

Taylor Swift is perhaps best known for singing about one topic from a variety of angles: love. And while she admits that this is true, the multi-Grammy Award-winning starlet is quick to declare that she’s perfectly content to go stag for a while.

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Miranda Lambert Shocked by Chris Brown’s Appearance at the Grammys

This year marked the first year hip-hop artist Chris Brown has been a part of the Grammys since 2009, when he beat up Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time, just before the ceremony. The Recording Academy’s choice to have him on as a performer in 2012 has stirred up a lot of reaction from people, both good and bad, especially since he was allowed to perform not once, but twice on Sunday night.

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Jason Aldean Takes Viewers Backstage on CBS Special

CBS This Morning‘ shared the below clips of Jason Aldean‘s recent interview with Ben Tracy, where Aldean took Tracy backstage on his sold-out tour and also opened up about his rapid rise to country stardom. Despite the fact that Aldean didn’t win at the Grammys, he had the top-selling country album of the year as well as the fifth bestselling album in all of music. The singer is currently on his My Kinda Party Tour, where Tracy caught up with him before a show in Orlando.

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Dolly Parton Brought to Tears by Whitney Houston’s Death

In a new statement made Monday (Feb. 13), Dolly Parton emphasized once again just how deeply saddened she is by the tragic and sudden death of pop superstar Whitney Houston, who died Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. Parton seems to have felt a special connection with the soaring songstress, especially since they shared the hit ‘I Will Always Love You,’ a song Parton wrote and performed in 1974. Houston then brought the git to girls across the globe, who sang it into their hairbrushes after 1992, trying to mimic the astounding runs and unbelievable high notes of the talent.

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Julianne Hough Talks New Film, Says It’s ‘Nothing People Have Seen Me Do Before’

Mingling on the Grammy red carpet last night, two-time ‘Dancing With the Stars’ winner Julianne Hough chatted with E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic about ‘Footloose,’ her upcoming film ‘Rock of Ages‘ with Tom Cruise and a new dark comedy she’s about to film. Wrapped in a Kaufman Franco gown with shimmering black stripes, which boyfriend Ryan Seacrest helped pick out, Hough dished on what’s been occupying her time of late.

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Taylor Swift ‘Safe and Sound’ Video Preview Released

Monday at 7:54PM ET, Taylor Swift will premiere her ‘Safe and Sound’ video from ‘The Hunger Games’ soundtrack. If you don’t think you can wait that long, we’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news is that MTV posted a preview of the video today, and the bad news is that it’s less than 10 seconds long. Still, it gives you a quick glimpse at what you can expect to see on Monday.

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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Relieved to Be Done With Wedding Planning

Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott tied the knot with love Chris Tyrrell on Jan. 7, and while she had the dream wedding complete with a custom Vera Wang gown, the new bride says she’s not missing any of the pre-wedding stress. In an interview with Reverb, she says life after the wedding has been incredible, especially since she gets to be on tour with her husband.

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