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Dierks Bentley, ’5-1-5-0′ — Story Behind the Song

Dierks Bentley co-wrote '5-1-5-0' with Brett and Jim Beavers for his album 'Home.' While it's not a reflection of his own experience with the law, the title of the song is California's police code for a person involuntarily confined by officers after being deemed mentally unstable and potentially dangerous. Bentley explains that the whole idea for the song may have been planted in him as early as 13 years old.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean, ’1994′ — Story Behind the Song

Thomas Rhett was just four years old in 1994, but having singer Rhett Akins for a dad, he was, naturally, already a music fan. One of his favorite singers at the time was country crooner Joe Diffie, who scored five No. 1 singles during the decade, including 'Home' and 'Bigger Than the Beatles.'

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Greg Bates, ‘Fill in the Blank’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

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Greg Bates is a Nashville native, so he had friends who were songwriters and musicians long before he had his record deal. It's interesting, then, that his single "Fill in the Blank" was written with friends he was writing with for the first time.

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‘Nashville’ Star Chip Esten Immersed in Music City Culture

Charles 'Chip' Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on the ABC drama "Nashville," is totally immersed in the culture of Music City. Aside from playing the guitarist and songwriter on the TV series, the actor is constantly spotted at various music events

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Kenny Rogers
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Kenny Rogers’ Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Comes at Perfect Point in Career

Kenny Rogers teared up as he talked about what it means to him to be one of the newest inductees going into the Country Music Hall of Fame after the official announcement on Wednesday (April 10). The reason for the tears? His 8-year-old twin boys, Justin and Jordan, who often accompany their famous dad to shows and even on stage.

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Mickie James’ ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’ Video – Exclusive Premiere

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When Mickie James first heard the Jamie Hartford version of "Somebody's Gonna Pay," she wasn't too keen on recording the song herself.

"My producer, R.S. Field, played it for me. It was really traditional, old-style country, and I told R

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Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer: ACM Awards Competition Is Friendly

Jana Kramer and Brantley Gilbert are both up for New Artist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, the first time a couple has been nominated against each other in this category. Brantley jokes with The Boot that it's been "a house divided" ever since the news of their nomination

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