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Lenny Cooper
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Lenny Cooper Interview: Mud Digger King Takes New Approach for Third Studio Album, ‘The Grind’

Lenny Cooper has made his reputation as a country rapper, affectionately nicknamed the 'Mud Digger King' due to his association with Average Joes' 'Mud Digger' compilation series. But he's switched up his game for his upcoming third studio album, 'The Grind.'

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Kenny Chesney Carrie Underwood Garth Brooks
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Why a Country Star Needs to Headline the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rumors have been swirling this week that Carrie Underwood is in talks to headline the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, and all we can say is, it's about time.

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Charlie Starr
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Charlie Starr Interview: Blackberry Smoke Singer Talks New Live Project, Upcoming Studio Album

Blackberry Smoke may be the biggest band you've never heard -- that is, if all you do is listen to country radio.

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Raelyn Nelson
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Raelyn Nelson Interview: Willie Nelson’s Granddaughter Forges Her Own Path for New EP

If you're an aspiring country music artist, and your grandfather happens to be Willie Nelson, it might be easy to assume that you've got an easier road ahead of you. But that's not necessarily the case.

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Sammy Kershaw
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Interview: Sammy Kershaw Discusses George Jones Tribute, ‘Do You Know Me?’

Sammy Kershaw's newest album is a labor of love.

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Miranda Lambert Carrie Underwood Kacey Musgraves
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Why Are There So Few Women at Country Radio?

Some of the most important artists in country music today are female -- but you might not suspect that from listening to country radio.

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George Strait Johnny Cash
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Is Country Music Really Getting Dumber?

There's been an awful lot of debate over the past few years about how dumbed-down contemporary country music is.

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Parmalee
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Parmalee ‘Keep on Plugging’: Singer Matt Thomas Talks Hot New Single, ‘Close Your Eyes’

Parmalee are a prime example of a 10-year "overnight" success story.

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George Strait
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George Strait: The End of an Era

When George Strait performed the final concert of his touring career on June 7 in Arlington, Texas, it signaled the end of an era not only for the King of Country, but for the entire genre.

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Todd Snider
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Todd Snider Interview: Singer-Songwriter Talks New Book, ‘I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like’

Todd Snider's new book is required reading for anyone who's a fan of his left-of-center, observational style of songwriting.

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