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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.
Hunter Hayes, Wynonna Judd
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Hunter Hayes, Wynonna Judd + More to Judge Music Competition for Unsigned Hopefuls

There are plenty of talented artists out there whose music you've never heard. After all, where would your favorite artists be without their record labels? To help undiscovered singers find their way, Hunter Hayes, Wynonna Judd, Craig Morgan and Dustin Lynch have agreed to judge the official Unsigned Only music competition.

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Jason Aldean Added to ‘New Year’s Rockin Eve’ Celebration

Jason Aldean will be ringing in the New Year with a warm Los Angeles breeze and a live performance that will be aired on national television. The country crooner has been confirmed for the West Coast Party in conjunction with 'Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,' which will bring in 2013 with Ryan Seacrest.

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Luke Bryan Sweeps 2012 ACAs Show With Nine Awards, Including Artist of the Year

In order to honor the ultimate 2012 American Country Awards artist, Jewel and her husband, bull rider Ty Murray, took to the stage to announce the Artist of the Year winner. It's been such a great year for country music that it was kind of difficult to guess which artist would snag the coveted guitar award.

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Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman
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Keith Urban Says ‘Life Started’ When He Met Nicole Kidman

It's rare to see country crooner Keith Urban without actress Nicole Kidman on his arm. The happy couple has been married since 2006. And after several movies and albums, and two children, Urban insists that he is still ecstatic to be married to Kidman.

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‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas Special’ Leaves Viewers in Stitches

From the opening moments of 'Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Special' to the final credits, the popular country crooner kept viewers laughing. And there's a reason why the special wasn't entirely family-friendly -- the program had everything from Christmas carols to swear words to a fistfight.

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Carrie Underwood Invites PS22 Kids Choir to Sing ‘So Small’ With Her in Concert

The popular 5th grade chorus at PS22 in Staten Island, N.Y. is no stranger to Carrie Underwood. The mega-popular country star has even sung with the kids at their school. But when the talented group of adolescents showed up to sing with Underwood at her concert in Newark, N.J., they really got a taste of what it's like to be a country star.

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Taylor Swift Admits She’s Never ‘Truly’ Been in Love

Although Taylor Swift has been known to get swept off of her feet pretty quickly, she's recently come to the conclusion that she's never actually been in love. That could explain why the country songbird's relationships tend to fizzle fast after starting out strong.

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Kristen Kelly
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Kristen Kelly Shows Her Chops in Powerful ‘He Loves to Make Me Cry’ Video

Don't be fooled by the title to Kristen Kelly's latest single. She's not lamenting a boyfriend who treats her badly -- those tears she's crying are happy ones. 'He Loves to Make Me Cry' won't be released to country radio until 2013, but Kelly created this preview video to give fans a taste of what's to come.

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