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Cory Stromblad

Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Get the Goat Treatment

Rural living is often a theme in country music videos, so it's rather reasonable to expect a farm animal to make a cameo in a clip from country music's biggest names. With that said, we don't think creative fan-made "goat versions" of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and 'Blown Away' are what Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had in mind when they released their blockbuster videos. Both were victims of a new internet craze called "goating."

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Vince Gill and Taylor Swift
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Vince Gill Declares His Greatest Support for Unfairly Treated Taylor Swift

Criticism is often a precursor to superstar fame, a reality that Vince Gill probably understands all too well. The 'Threaten Me With Heaven' singer says he thinks Taylor Swift has endured unfair criticism and has gone on the record to defend his fellow country music superstar.

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Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minay for 'American Idol' Season 12
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Keith Urban Loves Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman Assures

Keith Urban certainly has his hands full with his fellow Season 12 'American Idol' judges, those dueling divas known as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. But according to the country superstar's wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the 'For You' singer is actually very fond of the strong-willed women.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour to Be Memorialized in Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

Carrie Underwood's hugely-successful Blown Away Tour will be memorialized with a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit entitled Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which will launch on June 5 and run live through Nov. 10, 2013.

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