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Billy Dean Defends Florida Georgia Line: ‘They Catch a Lot of Grief’

Billy Dean's star began rising in country music in 1990, when Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line were barely old enough to start attending school. Despite the age gap, Dean understands the "Cruise" hitmakers -- and he thinks they receive too much criticism.

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Interview: Drew Baldridge Channels Small-Town Upbringing, Pop Influences for New ‘Crossing County Lines’ Tracks

Be skeptical of country music cliches all you want, but growing up in Patoka, Ill. (population: about 600), Drew Baldridge's life was exactly like what you hear in country songs: He sang in church with his dad, helped out on his grandfather's farm and graduated high school with 42 kids in his class.

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Story Behind the Song: LeAnn Rimes, ‘Good Friend and a Glass of Wine’

LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown and Blair Daly co-wrote "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine," from Rimes' 2007 studio album, Family. Rimes released the song as the record's second single, in March of 2008; it peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Below, Rimes tells The Boot about how the tune got its title.

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33 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

It's been 33 years since George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with "Fool Hearted Memory." The Texan's first single from his sophomore album, Strait From the Heart, shot to the top of the charts, paving the way for 59 more singles to follow. The song reached No. 1 on Aug. 28, 1982.

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News Roundup: Lady Antebellum Are Taking a Break, Craig Campbell Reunites Military Family

- Craig Campbell Reunites Military Family Onstage

- Lady Antebellum to Take a Break After Current Tour

- Maddie & Tae Reveal Personal Story That Inspired ‘After the Storm Blows Through’

- You Can Say ‘Let’s go to The Cupcakery,’ Because ‘Cupcakery’ Is a Word Now

- Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow Reprise ‘Smelly Cat’ at Los Angeles Show

- Finding Favour Debut Nostalgic ‘Tiny Town’ Video

- Win a Jerrod Niemann Mike’s Hard Summer Prize Pack

- Hear Ringo Starr Perform ‘Tommy’s Holiday Camp’ From ‘Tommy’ Reissue: Exclusive Preview

- Maddie and Tae Open Up About Their Protective Tour Brothers

- Darius Rucker Celebrates No. 1

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Dustin Lynch Wants to Inherit Luke Bryan’s ‘Good Mojo’ for Third Album

Dustin Lynch has spent his summer out on the road with Luke Bryan, as an opening act on Bryan's 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour, and he's hoping that even after the trek wraps up, Bryan will act as a good luck charm of sorts a

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