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Brantley Gilbert, ‘More Than Miles’ Lyrics Born of Fork in Singer’s Road

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Brantley Gilbert has found his niche in the country music community, but when he was first getting into music he wasn't sure that would happen.

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Jason Aldean, ’1994′ Lyrics: Exclusive Story Behind the Song From Writer Thomas Rhett

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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Hunter Hayes’ ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ Lyrics Flip Usual Valentine’s Day Sentiment

Candy companies make a fortune around Valentine's Day, thanks to those sweet little candy hearts stamped with hopeful expressions such as "Kiss Me," "I'm Yours" and "Be Mine." But Hunter Hayes found a so

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Brantley Gilbert, ‘More Than Miles’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

Brantley Gilbert's latest single, "More Than Miles," is quickly becoming a fan favorite, as well as one of his own proudest musical moments. The tune is one of the most personal songs he has ever recorded.

"It has a double meaning," Brantley explains to The

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Chris Young, ‘I Can Take It From There’ Was a Quick Hit

Chris Young's latest single, "I Can Take It From There" is the fourth release from his album Neon, and it's already a Top 30 hit and climbing. Chris, who wrote the tune with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip

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Kellie Pickler, ‘Rockaway (The Rockin’ Chair Song)’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

If you don't have Kellie Pickler's 100 Proof album, you're missing out on some great songs that never made it to radio, including one plucked from the singer's own love story with husband Kyle Jacobs. "Rockaway (The Rockin' Chair Song)," which Kellie co-wrote with Brent Cobb and Barry Dean, was inspired by the blond beauty's very first date wit

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Gloriana ‘Can’t Shake You’ Video

Gloriana brings to life a love story a lot of us have lived through in "Can't Shake You," the second single from the trio's A Thousand Miles Left Behind album.

Band member Tom Gossin says of the song that he co-wrote with friends

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Taylor Swift, VH1 ‘Storytellers’: ‘Red’ Singer Gets Personal About Music

We already know Taylor Swift is a talented songwriter, but if you want to hear more about the stories behind her songs, tune into tonight's "VH1 Storytellers."

Swift recently filmed the special at Harvey Mudd College in Clar

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Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

Country artists are well-known for writing songs that are true to life, and Darius Rucker's latest single, "True Believers," is a prime example.

"That song is definitely me," Darius tells The Boot as he settles into a chair in his dressing room backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. "I love the song. Josh Kear and I wrote it together. It start

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Trace Adkins, ‘Them Lips (on Mine)’ — New Song (LISTEN)

"Why you talking with 'em baby / How come they're sipping on ice cold beer / Why you rubbing Maybelline on 'em / When you should be putting them lips right here"

Trace Adkins has once again mastered the unc

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