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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and tree-trimming is probably keeping you busy. But you can't have the holidays without music!

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Darius Rucker, ‘Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It’ — Story Behind the Song

Darius Rucker's 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It' was a big tune for the singer-songwriter. Rucker co-wrote the debut single from his first country album, 'Learn to Live,' with Clay Mills and released it in 2008. The track became Rucker's first solo Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, making Rucker the first solo African-American artist to top the latter chart since Charley Pride did it in 1983. 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It' also earned platinum status, and Rucker tells The Boot how the song came about below.

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Top 10 Country Songs of the ’80s

Just like big hair and Spandex, country music was alive and well in the '80s, celebrating true love, simple pleasures and American pride.

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Top 10 Country Songs of the ’00s

A great country song can inspire you, make you laugh or make you cry. It may even enliven you to do crazy things like jump out of an airplane, dance like no one is watching ... or do a little damage to a cheater's beloved truck.

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POLL: Do You Prefer ‘The Voice,’ or ‘American Idol’?

Since 'American Idol' debuted more than a dozen years ago, reality singing competitions have become an increasingly viable way to discover new country talent. The show reigned supreme on the airwaves, virtually unchallenged for years, until 'The Voice' premiered in 2011. Since then, the two shows have competed fiercely to find the best new talent in country music.

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