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Megan Pacella

Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
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T.G. Sheppard Hospitalized

Country music legend T.G. Sheppard has spent a lot of time on the road this year, but unfortunately, he's laid up for the time being. After performing at the Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.) awards on Thursday night (Oct. 11), the 'Devil in the Bottle' hitmaker was admitted to the hospital over the weekend.

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Taylor Swift Touches on the Rules of Love, ‘Hooking Up’ and Conor Kennedy in Rolling Stone Cover Issue

These days, Taylor Swift is wearing her heart on her sleeve. The singer's forthcoming 'Red' album seems to be somewhat of a tell-all of past relationships, and she's even been openly talking about -- albeit lightly -- her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy. In Swift's 2012 Rolling Stone cover issue, she touches on those topics and more.

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Taylor Swift ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Spoof Becomes NHL Lockout Anthem

Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' has been getting a lot of attention. But perhaps the most eye-raising use of the popular debut single from 'Red' tune is that it's currently being used as the 'official' song of the NHL lockout.

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Keith Urban Was Encouraged to ‘Get Out of Country Music’ as Reality Show Contestant

Before he even considered judging the upcoming season of 'American Idol' or sat down in that big red chair on 'The Voice' Australia, Keith Urban had plenty of experience with singing competition shows. As a young boy, the 'For You' hitmaker appeared as a contestant on an Australian reality show that is similar to 'Idol.' However, he wasn't as popular as he is now... by any means.

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Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry

In 1962, Loretta Lynn was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, just two years after her debut on the famous Nashville stage. On Tuesday night (Sept. 25), the iconic country singer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her induction with a commemorative show.

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s Dog, Loretta, Goes Missing

Few things are as sad as losing one of your favorite pets -- especially if you're as much of an animal lover as Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton. Unfortunately, the couple's rescue pup, Loretta, went missing from their hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma over the weekend. The country couple is hopeful that their fans will aid them in the search for Loretta, and that she'll eventually be returned her to her rightful owners.

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Brad Paisley + Carrie Underwood Host ‘Other Things’ In Funny 2012 CMA Awards Commercials [Video]

This year will be the fifth time Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley team up to host the CMA Awards. After so many successful hosting gigs, you can't help but wonder why Underwood and Paisley don't try their hands at hosting some... other things. And that idea is exactly what three hilarious new 2012 CMA Awards commercials explore.

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Kellie Pickler Opens Up About Being a ‘Cancer Buddy,’ Shaving Her Head on ‘Ellen’

"It's just hair," Kellie Pickler told Ellen DeGeneres on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Friday morning (Sept. 14), where she showed off her new hairdo on national television. The sweet and southern singer has been getting loads of attention for shaving her head in support of her best friend's cancer diagnosis, so she stopped by 'Ellen' to answer a few more questions about her loyal act of bravery.

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Tim McGraw Spins His Wheels, Gets Rowdy in New ‘Truck Yeah’ Video

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the video for Tim McGraw's summery hit song 'Truck Yeah.' One look at the clip's opening shot and it's clear that just like the song, this video is all about country boys and girls who love cruising in a jacked-up truck.

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Lionel Richie ‘Thrilled’ to Get First-Ever CMA Awards Nomination for Darius Rucker Duet

With a long and mega-successful career, you would think that Lionel Richie would have been nominated for practically every music award there is by now. But in the short time since he crossed over into the country side of things, Richie hasn't been formally honored for his work -- until now, that is. This year, the 'Just for You' hitmaker received his first ever CMA Awards nomination.

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