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country stars who died young

GONE TOO SOON

The Boot remembers the country stars we lost far too young.

Randy Houser engaged

ENGAGED!

Congratulations to Randy Houser and his new fiancee!

Lady Antebellum Wheels Up 2015 Tour interview

READY FOR TAKEOFF

Lady Antebellum say their Wheels Up 2015 Tour might just be their favorite yet.

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Brandi Carlile, Avett Brothers Duet on Country Classic on ‘Letterman’ [WATCH]

Brandi Carlile and the Avett Brothers earned one of the most coveted spots on TV earlier this week. The artists performed the country classic "Keep on the Sunny Side" on the Late Show With David Letterman on Monday (May 4), only a few weeks before the TV host retires from his decades-long career.

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Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen, ‘Alone With You’

Jake Owen released "Alone With You," written by Shane McAnally, Catt Gravitt and JT Harding, in October of 2011, as the second single from his Barefoot Blue Jean Night album. The song became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and landed just outside the Top 40 on the Hot 100 (No. 41); it has also been certified platinum.

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Country Singers We Lost Too Soon [PICTURES]

Country music often deals with the darker side of existence, but when death comes unexpectedly -- especially for a well-known and well-loved personality -- an artist's music often takes on even greater poignancy.

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