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Vince Gill Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing + Release Date for New Album With Paul Franklin

Vince Gill has joined forces with one of the most celebrated instrumentalists in Nashville to pay homage to the musical influence of Bakersfield, Calif. on an upcoming album. The new disc sees Gill joining forces with steel guitarist Paul Franklin for a set of covers of songs made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, who pioneered the classic Bakersfield Sound.

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Vince Gill Duets Album to Honor Buck Owens, Merle Haggard

Vince Gill announced earlier this year he was working on several new projects, including a bluegrass album. While he has numerous other musical endeavors on the horizon, the country legend, who has frequently paired with other artists to perform duets, is releasing an entire CD featuring himself performing with one of his all-time favorite musicians, steel guitar player Paul Franklin.

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Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Breaks Country Chart Record

Taylor Swift has broken yet another record. The superstar's pop-country crossover smash, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has been at No. 1 for nine weeks on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart, setting a new record for most weeks at No. 1 for a hit by a female artist.

Taylor's latest achievem

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Darius Rucker Sings Sinatra for Charity

Darius Rucker is channeling Frank Sinatra for charity. The Charleston, S.C. native returns home Feb. 13 for 'An Evening With Darius Rucker, Singing the Songs of Frank Sinatra.' The event benefits the M

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Time Life
Time Life
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Buck Owens’ Early Music Spotlighted on New CD

Long before he signed with Capitol Records and pioneered the "Bakersfield sound," the twangy, rock-indebted brand of California country that would make him an international superstar, Buck Owens was a strugg

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George Strait, Reba Bring ‘Real Country’ to Austin

Lee Ann Womack said it best when she took the stage on the opening night of George Strait and Reba McEntire's 2011 co-headlining tour Friday night (January 14) at Austin, Texas' Frank Erwin Center: "I hope you like real

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Dwight Yoakam Gives Credit to California Musicians

Dwight Yoakam may be from Kentucky, but he says he looked toward the West for many of his influences. His focus was on California and the sounds created by the likes of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, the Byrds and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

"B

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Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans + More Take the ‘Wheel’

More than 12,000 fans packed the Lake Elisnore, Calif. Diamond this past weekend for the two-day Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival. Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, James Otto, Randy Houser, Troy Olsen, Dw

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Brad Paisley Wins CMA Entertainer of the Year

And the CMA Entertainer of the Year is ... Brad Paisley! The evening's host beat out fellow nominees Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band to take home the biggest award of the night. It's his sixth nomination in

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Memorable CMA Awards Acceptance Speeches

The Boot looks back at some of the most memorable CMA Awards acceptance speeches through the years, from those that made us laugh to those that had us wiping away tears.

Taylor Swift
Horizon Award (2007)

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"I can't even believe this is real. I want

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