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Rick Diamond (3) / Donald Bowers / Paul Kane, Getty Images

Who Will Win the 2012 CMAs Entertainer of the Year? – Readers Poll

Taylor Swift has won two of the last three Entertainer of the Year trophies at the CMA Awards, but she’ll face four men equally as deserving at the 2012 show on Nov. 1. A strong case could make for all five artists announced as nominees on Wednesday (Sept. 5), but who do you think should win? 

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Russ Harrington
Russ Harrington

Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head to Support Friend Battling Breast Cancer

Kellie Pickler has shaved her head. In a video that aired on ‘Good Morning America’ this morning, Pickler walked viewers and fans through the story of her friend Summer Holt Miller — who is currently fighting breast cancer — before revealing footage captured in these photos of both women with their beautiful locks buzzed.

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Gilbert Carrasquillo, Getty Images

Dixie Chicks’ Emily Robison Welcomes Baby Girl

Dixie Chick Emily Robison is resting today after giving birth to her fourth child, a girl, this morning. The singer delivered Violet Isabel Strayer at 3:01AM. A note at the trio’s page on Facebook says both baby and mom are doing well, and father Martin Strayer is happier than ever.

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Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

Kix Brooks Says ‘Bring It on Home’ Is Tribute to His Wife – Exclusive Video

The new single from Kix Brooks‘ first solo album since 1989 is a tribute to his wife, Barbara. In a video exclusive to Taste of Country, the singer explains the song, which is featured on ‘New to This Town,’ which will be released next Tuesday (Sept. 11). Fans can listen to the entire album right now at Amazon.

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Rick Diamond (2)j / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Top 40 Country Songs – September 2012

The No. 1 song on the Taste of County Top 40 for September 2012 is one that was recently named the song of the summer by readers. It’s been one of the top sellers in the genre since it was released as a single last spring, and it finally topped out at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. There was no question which song was worthy this month. The rest of the group were fighting for No. 2. 

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Jason Merritt / Rick Diamond, Getty Images / Twitter
Jason Merritt / Rick Diamond, Getty Images / Twitter

Most Exciting Country News Story of the Week? – Readers Poll

It was an exciting week of country news, with some stories that left you feeling sympathetic (Randy Travis, LeAnn Rimes) and more that filled the air with excitement. Taylor Swift‘s new video and Toby Keith‘s new album are just two of the many excuses one had this week for shouting joy while co-workers drummed away quietly at their keyboards. 

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Kenny Chesney Dominates Taste of Country End of Summer Survey

Earlier this month, we released a survey intended to gauge which country star — or stars — were having the best summer. You were allowed to vote on the top song, top album and top tour of the summer, in addition to seven other categories that described the vacation months from your perspective. The results are in, and the big winner is overwhelmingly Kenny Chesney.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

LeAnn Rimes Enters 30-Day Treatment Facility

One day after celebrating her 30th birthday, LeAnn Rimes announced she will be taking 30 days off to “cope with anxiety and stress” in an in-patient treatment facility.  Yesterday it was also announced that she would be performing at the Oxford Fair on September 15th.  According to that statement in the online edition of People, “The country star — who has been gearing up for the upcoming release of her latest studio album, ‘Spitfire,’ and a fall tour — will continue to perform in September during breaks from treatment.”

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Shania Twain: Pictures Through the Years

Happy birthday to Shania Twain today, August 28! The singer has offered cutting-edge country music and fashion in the 18 years since releasing ‘The Woman With Me’ in 1995. While this wasn’t her debut album, its success (over 12 million copies sold in the U.S. alone) changed the landscape of country music forever. 

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

Lawyer Claims Randy Travis Kicked, Pushed His Client During Church Argument

Last week, Randy Travis was cited with a Class C assault after a physical confrontation with his girlfriend’s estranged husband in the parking lot of a Texas church. The husband, Dr. Ritchie Beougher, claims the country superstar did much worse than inflict an “unwanted touch” upon him.

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