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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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Hunter Hayes Debuts ‘Encore’ at Exclusive Fan Listening Party

On Thursday afternoon (June 6), a select group of Hunter Hayes fans -- or Hayniacs, as they like to be known -- had the opportunity to attend an exclusive listening party for Hayes' new album, 'Encore.' These lucky fans got more than just a first listen of the re-released bonus album. Hayes treated them to more than an hour of interviews and live performances.

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Zac Brown Band
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Zac Brown Band Schedule 3rd Annual Southern Ground Music and Food Festival for Charleston

It looks like Zac Brown Band are really onto something with the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival. This year, the festival, which is a sensory experience that combines great music with tasty food, is returning to Charleston, S.C., for the third time.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Jo Dee Messina Asking Fans to Kickstart New Album

Everyone knows that Jo Dee Messina is one of those fiercely independent, tell-it-like-it-is country music stars. But it's hard to believe that Messina has never had the chance to make an album the way she really wants it to be. Now, after 18 years in the industry, Messina hopes to finally have that chance.

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Luke Bryan’s ‘Just a Sip’ Video Brings the Ultimate Spring Break Party

Nothing gets you in the spirit of summer quite like seeing thousands of college kids hanging out at the beach during Spring Break. Beaches, beer and bathing suits -- what else do you need? Nothing! That's why Luke Bryan used Spring Break footage to capture the ultimate party-time summer vibe in his new 'Just a Sip' video.

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Aaron Tippin; Joe Diffie; Sammy Kershaw
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Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie & Sammy Kershaw Set Release Date For New Album

Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw joined forces earlier this year when they hit the road together for the Roots and Boots Tour. Playing together for their diehard fans went so well that now the three country music legends are going to release an album together.

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Clay Walker; Jessica Craig
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Clay Walker Dishes on His Wife’s Pregnancy Cravings

We've all heard tall tales about women's pregnancy cravings, but in some cases those stories aren't embellished. Clay Walker recently admitted in an interview that he came in between his wife and one of her cravings -- and he definitely regrets that decision.

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Zac Brown Band
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Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson + More to Join Zac Brown Band at the 2013 Southern Ground Music and Food Festival

After a great first run in Nashville last year, the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival will return to Music City September 27-28, 2013. Of course, Zac Brown Band will be back with a host of friends from country music and other genres to make this year's sensory experience even better.

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