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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.
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Carrie Underwood Admits a Love of Country Music’s Big Hair Tradition

Carrie Underwood has evolved from fresh-faced college co-ed to country music fashion maven since first bursting on the scene after winning 'American Idol' in 2005. Even with the pressure of adapting to the current trends in fashion, the gorgeous superstar believes that there is one tradition that will never go out of style: big hair.

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Lee Brice Petitions for CMAs Votes With Hilarious Viral Campaign Videos

Has Lee Brice petitioned to include his name as a last minute addition to the upcoming Presidential election ballot? Well... not quite, but the 'Hard to Love' singer has released a series of hilarious campaign videos, which spoof typical political warfare tactics in an effort to sway voters of his own. The 'Hard to Love' singer is hoping that when deciding the fate of the New Artist trophy for the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony, industry reps will choose him.

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Jerrod Niemann ‘Shines’ Brighter With Help From PS22 Fifth Grade Choir [Video]

The kids at PS22 in Staten Island, N.Y. are becoming just as famous for their inspiring versions of popular songs as the tune's original artists. This week, the fifth grade choir gave special attention Jerrod Niemann's current country chart-climber, 'Shinin' on Me,' with a little help from the country hitmaker himself.

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Taylor Swift Blasts John Mayer for ‘Presumptuous’ Comments About ‘Dear John’

Taylor Swift is not one to kiss and tell -- something John Mayer now knows all too well following the 'Begin Again' singer's recent interview with Glamour Magazine. The country superstar put her former flame on blast after being confronted with Mayer's allegations of 'cheap songwriting' and humiliation tactics regarding her song 'Dear John.'

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Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan + More Announced as 2012 CMA Awards Performers

Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band have all been added to the list of country music superstars confirmed to perform during the 2012 CMA Awards telecast, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 1.

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Kelly Clarkson Makes the Move to Nashville

Kelly Clarkson continues to inch closer to becoming a bona fide country music superstar, recently announcing plans to claim full-time residency in Nashville. Despite her allegiance to the Lone Star State, the current CMA Awards nominee has placed her Texas estate on the market, and is currently in the process of finding a home in Music City.

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Blake Shelton Snags Two Talented Hopefuls During ‘The Voice’ Season 3 Premiere

After taking home the top prize with hopeful Jermaine Paul on the last season of 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton was the coach to beat heading into tonight's Season 3 premiere of the popular reality competition series. Despite the haggling tactics of his fellow celebrity judges, the country music superstar was able to lasso two of the more talented vocalists on the first of three Blind Auditions season openers this week.

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