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Cory Stromblad

Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
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Taylor Swift, Keith Urban React to Golden Globes Nominations

Country superstars Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the elite shortlist of musicians honored with Best Original Song nominations, going head-to-head with the likes of pop phenomenon Adele for the 2013 Golden Globe trophy.

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
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Kelly Clarkson Engaged to Reba McEntire’s Stepson, Brandon Blackstock

After nearly a year of dating her talent manager boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is officially off the market! The 'Don't Rush' singer took to her Twitter account Saturday (Dec. 15) to share the good news of her engagement.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Jo Dee Messina Parts With Curb Records, Preps First New Release in Three Years

Jo Dee Messina and Curb Records have parted ways, according to the singer's official website. The 'Bye, Bye' singer's departure from the Nashville-based music label is the first step in what Messina hopes will be a brand new beginning in 2013.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Balancing College Finals With Being a Country Star

Finals week is a challenging time for your average college student, but Scotty McCreery is far from your average university co-ed. North Carolina State University's most famous student recently took to his official Twitter account to effectively demonstrate the drastic difference in his double life.

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Tate Stevens
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Tate Stevens Performs Clay Walker’s ‘Fall’ in ‘X Factor’ Semi-Final Round

'X Factor' contestant Tate Stevens may have performed Clay Walker's 'Fall' during Wednesday night's (Dec. 13) race for a spot in next week's finale, but the country hopeful did anything but stumble during his own rendition of the emotional power ballad.

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Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney a Perfect Fit for Inaugural Tortuga Festival

Who better to headline a tropical music festival than Kenny Chesney? The seasoned beach bum has been tapped as the country closer for the first-ever Tortuga Music Festival, which is set to to place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on April 13 and 14, 2013.

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