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Little Big Town Girl Crush controversy
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Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild Sounds Off on ‘Close-Minded’ ‘Girl Crush’ Haters

Little Big Town thought they might have another No.1 hit on their hands with their latest single, "Girl Crush," from their recent Pain Killer album. Instead, they find themselves defending the song, which some radio stations have decided not to play after listeners questioned the subject content.

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Reba McEntire Consider Me Gone lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: Reba McEntire, ‘Consider Me Gone’

Steve Diamond and Marv Green wrote "Consider Me Gone," which Reba McEntire released as the second single from her 2009 album, Keep on Loving You. The song became McEntire's first solo Top 10 hit since 2005, and when it hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in January of 2010, it was her first No. 1 since 2004. "Consider Me Gone" also landed in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Inside, Diamond tells The Boot about writing the hit song.

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Thompson Square Trans Am lyric video
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Thompson Square Share Lyric Video for New Single, ‘Trans Am’

Thompson Square have released a brand-new single, "Trans Am," as well as its accompanying lyric video.

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Emmylou Harris Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind
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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Announce ‘The Traveling Kind,’ Debut Title Track [LISTEN]

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are joining together once again for a new album, The Traveling Kind.

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Brian Wilson Kacey Musgraves Guess You Had to Be There
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Hear Kacey Musgraves’ Collaboration With Brian Wilson, ‘Guess You Had to Be There’

Kacey Musgraves' collaboration with Brian Wilson, a song called "Guess You Had to Be There," has been released.

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Granger Smith Backroad Song lyric video
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Granger Smith Selects ‘Backroad Song’ as Next Single, Releases Lyric Video

Granger Smith is releasing the radio-friendly "Backroad Song" as his next single, and he's revealed its accompanying lyric video as well.

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Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy Expanded Album
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Glen Campbell’s ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ 40th Anniversary Edition to Feature Unreleased Song [LISTEN]

Glen Campbell has sold 45 million records throughout his enviable career in music, and he's about to add to that number with a 40th anniversary reissue of his 1975 Rhinestone Cowboy album, which features a never-before-released bonus track.

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Toby Keith American Ride lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: Toby Keith, ‘American Ride’

Dave Pahanish and Joe West, the co-writers of Toby Keith's "American Ride," the first single from and title track of Keith's 2009 studio album, have known each other for more than 20 years, beginning in Pittsburgh, Pa., and continuing through their association as co-writers, artists and producers in Nashville, Tenn. The song was released in July of 2009 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Keith's 19th career No. 1 -- in October. Below, Pahanish and West tell The Boot about writing the hit.

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Willie Nelson Merle Haggard Django and Jimmie album
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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Announce ‘Django & Jimmie’ Album, Reveal First Single

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard released a collaborative record, Pancho & Lefty, in 1983. Thirty-two years later, the two country superstars are pairing up once again, this time for an album called Django & Jimmie.

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George Strait Blue Clear Sky
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How Did Tom Hanks Inspire George Strait’s ‘Blue Clear Sky’?

George Strait's No. 1 hit "Blue Clear Sky" was released in March of 1996 as the first single and title track from Strait's triple-platinum album. Although the song and record Blue Clear Sky are now synonymous with Strait, they were inspired by one particular movie star: Tom Hanks.

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