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Story Behind the Song: Tim McGraw, ‘Back When’

Stan Lynch, Stephony Smith and Jeff Stevens co-wrote "Back When" after a strange encounter Smith had in her kitchen. Tim McGraw recorded the song and released it in August of 2004, as the second single from his Live Like You Were Dying album. In December of 2004, the tune hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Inside, Smith explains the event in her kitchen and how it helped inspired the hit song.

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Country Music’s Cutest Baby Bumps [PICTURES]

There are few things more adorable than a baby bump, and today's celebrities often use their social media accounts to give fans a look into their pregnancies, whether with an adorable baby announcement or a first glimpse of their growing bellies -- not to mention the very first pictures of their little ones once they're born!

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Story Behind the Song: Randy Houser, ‘Boots On’

Randy Houser and Brandon Kinney co-wrote the song "Boots On," which was released in February of 2009 as the second single from Houser's debut album, Anything Goes. In September of 2009, the tune peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Houser's first Top 10 hit. Inside, Houser explains how the song came to be.

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Story Behind the Song: Martina McBride, ‘Wrong Baby Wrong’

"Wrong Baby Wrong" was written by Brad and Brett Warren (together known as the Warren Brothers), along with Robert Ellis Orrall and Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles — and it was originally meant to be sung by a male. However, once Martina McBride heard it, she had to have it.

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Story Behind the Song: Tim McGraw, ‘Felt Good on My Lips’

In September of 2010, Tim McGraw released "Felt Good on My Lips" as the first single from his Number One Hits album. The song was written by brothers Brett and Jim Beavers and Brett and Brad Warren and earned McGraw his second-highest debut on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (No. 33). "Felt Good on My Lips" reached No. 1 in January of 2011, has been certified gold and was included on McGraw's 2012 release, Emotional Traffic.

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Story Behind the Song: Brad Paisley, ‘This Is Country Music’

"This Is Country Music" was co-written by Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois, based on an idea from Paisley. The country star debuted the tune at the 2010 CMA Awards, in November of 2010 -- and only then recorded a studio version of the song.

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Story Behind the Song: Dolly Parton, ‘Better Get to Livin”

Dolly Parton released "Better Get to Livin'" in August of 2007, as the first single from her Backwoods Barbie album -- and the first single on Parton's own Dolly Records. The tune peaked just inside the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (No. 48), Parton's first charting solo single since 2002. Below, the country legend tells The Boot about the inspiration for the song.

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Story Behind the Song: Kellie Pickler, ‘Best Days of Your Life’

Kellie Pickler's self-titled second album, released in 2008, contains "Best Days of Your Life," a song she co-wrote with none other than country-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift, who also provides background vocals on the tune and appears in its music video.

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Story Behind the Song: Alan Jackson, ‘Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow’

"Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," the fourth single from Alan Jackson's freshman Here in the Real World album, was co-written by Jackson and Jim McBride. The song was released in September of 1990, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, also earning a Top 50 spot on the year-end chart (No. 48). Inside, McBride tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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10 Reasons to Celebrate Johnny Cash’s Legend

J.R. Cash was born in Kingsland, Ark., on Feb. 26, 1932, as the fourth of seven children to Ray and Carrie Cash; it wasn't until he signed with Sun Records in 1955 that he adopted the stage name of Johnny Cash. Now, six decades later, Cash is nothing less than a national treasure and an absolute legend in not just the country genre but music as a whole.

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