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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.
Tim McGraw & Carrie Underwood
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Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood Set to Headline London’s First-Ever Country to Country Music Festival

Country music is going international with the C2C: Country to Country, the first-ever two day country music extravaganza to be held at London's historic O2 Arena. Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood have been announced as the headlining acts for the superstar-heavy event, which is set to take place on March 16 and 17, 2013.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Declines Inclusion on Spotify

Popular music streaming platform Spotify is the most recent addition to Billboard's methodology in determining their all-encompassing Hot 100 chart, but that hasn't enticed Taylor Swift from allowing her platinum-selling 'Red' album from being streamed on the platform in its entirety.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ Lands on Time’s Top 10 Songs of 2012 Countdown

Taylor Swift has managed to land on Time's all-encompassing Top 10 Songs of 2012 countdown with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' -- and she's the only country artist to appear on the rather diverse collection of artists.

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Martina McBride
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Martina McBride Donating Portion of Proceeds From New Jersey ‘Joy of Christmas’ Concert to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Martina McBride has graciously promised to donate a portion of the proceeds from her Dec. 9 Joy of Christmas holiday tour stop in West Long Branch, N.J. to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a gesture that is truly the embodiment of the Christmas spirit.

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Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan
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Jason Aldean Turned Down ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan

It's hard to imagine anyone but Luke Bryan making 'Drunk on You' one of country music's 2012 summertime smashes, but according to Jason Aldean, he had first dibs on the sexy mid-tempo track. Aldean ultimately turned down the tune because it didn't fit the sonic direction of his latest album, 'Night Train.'

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Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Reacts to Grammy Nomination for ‘Over’

Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album has spent a healthy 73 weeks at the upper-reaches of the Billboard Country Albums chart, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling record is finished garnering Grammy nominations for the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.

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LeAnn Rimes & Brandi Glanville
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Brandi Glanville Calls LeAnn Rimes ‘Unstable,’ Accuses Her of Having ‘Severe Eating Disorder’

As if LeAnn Rimes didn't have her hands full already following a fiery string of Twitter comments from Brandi Glanville which questioned Rimes' parenting skills, the 'Borrowed' singer now has a lot of explaining to do after an interview between her husband's ex-wife and Us Weekly. In the detailed story, 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star makes many bold claims, including that Rimes is 'unstable' and is battling a toxic eating disorder.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Adds International Dates to 2013 Blown Away Tour

Carrie Underwood, who will be in Portland on April 9th is heading overseas in promotion of her platinum-selling 'Blown Away' album. The singer has added additional 2013 dates in Ireland and the United Kingdom for the popular tour outing of the same name.

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