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News Roundup: Miranda Lambert, Beyonce Stalker?, Reba McEntire Was Afraid of Lady Gaga

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Alan Jackson Almost Recorded the Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’

The Zac Brown Band are well known for their hit "Chicken Fried" ... but it almost wasn't their hit. Country legend Alan Jackson was going to record it, but he ended up "chickening out" (pun intended).

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Kristian Bush Shares ‘Light Me Up’ as New Single [LISTEN]

Kristian Bush has released the second single off of his recently album, Southern Gravity"Light Me Up" was penned by Bush along with songwriter Jessie Rice, and the former Sugarland member says that the track is one he's been waiting to write for a quite a while.

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Tim McGraw Responds to Backlash Over Sandy Hook Promise Benefit Concert

Tim McGraw's headlining slot at a benefit concert for the Sandy Hook Promise non-profit isn't a political statement, the singer says. Rather, it's his way of showing support for those who lost loved ones in the tragic 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Martina McBride Says Being on Nash Icon Is ‘Like the Old Days’

Martina McBride released her latest album, Everlasting, last spring, but after signing a new record deal with Nash Icon in December, the singer is already working on new music. McBride says that the energy at her new label has made her feel like she's returning to the "good old days" of working in country music, with more collaboration and positivity than is typically found at labels today.

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Hear Kris Kristofferson Perform Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Kris Kristofferson is starring in an upcoming TV mini-series, Texas Rising, on the History channel, but he can also be heard in show's music.

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Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ Has 2015′s Best Sales Week

What "Girl Crush" controversy? After reports surfaced that some radio stations were boycotting Little Big Town's latest single while others were saying that those reports were unfounded, the quartet's tune has notched 2015's best single week of sales for a country song.

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My Morning Jacket Lead Singer Has Harsh Words for Country Music

My Morning Jacket maintain one of the busiest tour schedules of all acts, regardless of genre, but their eclectic sound has made it hard for them to find much radio success. While the Kentucky-based band could certainly find a fit somewhere between pop and country, lead singer Jim James says that neither genre holds his interest.

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Video Shootout: Home Free vs. Blake Shelton vs. Florida Georgia Line

Home Free are virtually unstoppable in the Video Shootout -- but Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line are going to try.

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Sid Tepper, Songwriter for Elvis Presley, Dies at 96

Sid Tepper, the legendary songwriter who penned some of Elvis Presley's biggest hits, including "G.I. Blues" and "Stay Away," has died.

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