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James Brown Offered Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley His First Record Deal

Before Charles Kelley was part of Lady Antebellum, he was offered his first record deal by none other than the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

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Alan Jackson Almost Recorded the Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’

The Zac Brown Band are well known for their hit "Chicken Fried" ... but it almost wasn't their hit.

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Luke Bryan’s Dad Gave Him a Career Ultimatum: Leave or Get Fired

Luke Bryan is one of the hottest stars in contemporary country music, but he might not have moved to Nashville to pursue his dreams if not for a push from his father.

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The Band Perry’s First Original Song Was About … a Pet Bunny Rabbit

Do you know what the Band Perry frontwoman Kimberly Perry's very first song was about?

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Toby Keith Named His Easy Money Band in Honor of His First Gig

Toby Keith's first show made such a lasting impression that he ended up naming his Easy Money Band after the memory.

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Did You Know Blake Shelton Once Had a Pet Turkey?

Plenty of celebrities keep pets, some of which are pretty exotic and unique -- Blake Shelton's turkey, for example.

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Do You Know Which Country Stars’ Music Videos Chris Young Made Cameos In?

Chris Young burst onto the country music scene in 2006 after winning 'Nashville Star' and signing with RCA Records -- but his time in the spotlight didn't start with the singing competition.

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What Is Hank Williams Jr.’s Relationship to June Carter Cash?

Due to Hank Williams' massive success in country music, his son, Hank Williams Jr., was surrounded by influential country artists starting from a very young age. But he had a particularly special relationship with June Carter Cash.

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

George Strait's No. 1 hit "Blue Clear Sky" is now synonymous with Strait, but it was inspired by one particular movie star: Tom Hanks.

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Eric Church Shares a Nickname With His Grandpa

Eric Church is known by many in the country industry by the nickname Chief, but it isn't entirely his to claim: His grandpa had it first.

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