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13 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Hits No. 1 With ‘Drive (for Daddy Gene)’

Thirteen years ago today (May 25, 2002), Alan Jackson rode to the top of the charts with his single "Drive (for Daddy Gene)." But while the singer was quite used to the No. 1 slot -- the single marked his 20th time hitting the top of the charts -- this particular song was perhaps one of the most significant of his career.

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John Anderson Admits He’s a Fan of New Country Artists

John Anderson had his first Top 20 hit in 1979 with "Your Lying Blue Eyes," from his self-titled freshman album, and remained steadily on the charts for the next 25 years. But while country music has certainly changed substantially in the past couple of decades, the 60-year-old says that he is a fierce advocate of the shifts in the genre.

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Mo Pitney Recounts His Meeting With Merle Haggard in Song [LISTEN]

The lyrics of Mo Pitney's "I Met Merle Haggard Today" may seem like an unbelievable story, but the singer says that the tale is completely true -- and that his chance meeting with Haggard was one of the few moments that have left him starstruck.

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Chris Carmack Feels Responsibility for His ‘Nashville’ Character

On the ABC television drama NashvilleChris Carmack portrays Will Lexington -- a gay country singer who is afraid to expose his sexual orientation for fear of career repercussions -- and it's a role that Carmack says he is passionate about playing well.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Trucks

Truck references in country music are a dime in a dozen. They're everywhere. And we're not complaining -- but there are some songs that go above and beyond a quick mention of a Chevy or a Ford, to a storyline that's centered around the country vehicle of choice, or a major reference to trucks in the verses or chorus.

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34 Years Ago: Rosanne Cash Earns First No. 1 Single With ‘Seven Year Ache’

Thirty-four years ago today, on May 23, 1981, Rosanne Cash earned her first No. 1 single with "Seven Year Ache." The song, written by Cash, was the title track and debut single from her third studio album.

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