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Chris Carmack discusses being gay in country music
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Chris Carmack: ‘Nashville’ Role Has ‘Opened Doors for a Discussion That Needed to Happen’

Chris Carmack is known to millions of fans on the hit ABC TV show Nashville as Will Lexington, a closeted gay country singer who struggled to keep his sexual orientation a secret for the sake of his aspiring career, before finally revealing the truth in the Season 4 finale.

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Montgomery Gentry Folks Like Us interview 2015
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Interview: Montgomery Gentry Change Labels But Stay Consistent for ‘Folks Like Us’

Montgomery Gentry's new album, Folks Like Us, will be their eighth studio album, but their first on their new record label, Blaster Records. Despite that change, the duo insists that everything else about them and their music remains the same.

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Oak Ridge Boys Duane Allen interview 2015
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Oak Ridge Boys Interview: Duane Allen Discusses ‘Rock of Ages’ Gospel Album

The Oak Ridge Boys' recently released album, Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites, is a project that band member Duane Allen had been considering for quite some time -- but it took gospel music icon Bill Gaither to set things in motion.

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Reba McEntire Somebody's Chelsea lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: Reba McEntire, ‘Somebody’s Chelsea’

Lines from movies often inspire great country songs: Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello" was inspired by the film Jerry Maguire, and Trace Adkins' "The Rest of Mine" was an idea sparked by the movie Phenomenon, for example. Reba McEntire's 2011 single "Somebody's Chelsea," too, was inspired by a film, 2007's P.S. I Love You.

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A Thousand Horses Southernality interview 2015
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Interview: A Thousand Horses Are Ready for Their Country Music Debut

A Thousand Horses are set to release their debut album, Southernality, on June 9, with Big Machine Label Group. The group independently released a self-titled EP in 2010, and, rather than spending the last few years pursuing a record deal, they decided to make their own music on their own terms -- which is exactly when fate stepped in.

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Sam Outlaw Angeleno interview 2015
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Interview: Sam Outlaw Spreads SoCal Country Sound With ‘Angeleno’

Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way first: Yes, Sam Outlaw's real last name is Outlaw.

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Halfway to Hazard interview 2015
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Interview: Halfway to Hazard Ready to Re-launch Country Music Career

In the late 2000s, Halfway to Hazard earned a Top 40 song and Top 20 album, an ACM Awards nomination and opening spots on two of Tim McGraw's tours; their career was going the way so many up-and-coming artists hope their careers will go. Then, it stopped.

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Daily and Vincent Alive in Concert interview 2015
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Interview: Daily & Vincent (Finally) Release Often-Requested Live Album

After years of requests, Dailey & Vincent have given their fans what they want: a live album.

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Vince Matthews Jim Casey The Kingston Springs Suite Bessie That's a Lie
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Interview: 40 Years Later, ‘The Kingston Springs Suite’ Makes Its Debut

In 1967, songwriter Vince Matthews moved from Nashville to a small town just west of Music City called Kingston Springs. The tiny Tennessee town (population at that time: 510), with its pure mineral springs, was a popular health resort and spa in the early 1900s, but by the time Matthews arrived, it was just another small Southern town.

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John Anderson Goldmine interview
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Interview: John Anderson Returns to Country Music With ‘Goldmine’

After a nine-year hiatus from releasing new music, John Anderson is getting ready to release Goldmine, a 13-track record of brand-new tunes.

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