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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.

Scotty McCreery Plugs New Christmas Album With Festive QVC Performance

The holiday season came early on the set of QVC, as Scotty McCreery visited the popular home shopping network yesterday (Oct. 23) to promote 'Christmas With Scotty McCreery,' the former 'American Idol' winner's first yuletide studio collection.

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T.G. Sheppard
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T.G. Sheppard Still in Critical Condition With Progressing Bladder Infection

T.G. Sheppard's prognosis seems to be far more serious than first speculated, according to official statements made by the country legend's vigilant wife, singer-songwriter Kelly Lang. Lang took to Facebook yesterday (Oct. 16) to update the 'Devil in a Bottle' singer's loyal fans on his condition after he was admitted to a Nashville hospital for a bladder infection.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean Takes the ‘Good With the Bad’ Regarding Recent Infidelity Scandal

Jason Aldean's infidelity scandal is no doubt a hot topic of conversation for the country superstar as he embarks on a national media campaign to promote the release of his latest studio album, 'Night Train,' though it's probably a conversation he wants to avoid.

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Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson Reflects on a Decade of Success With ‘Greatest Hits’ Album

Kelly Clarkson is celebrating the major milestone of 10 successful years as a recording artist with the release of 'Greatest Hits - Chapter 1,' the first hits compilation package from the very first winner of 'American Idol.' The album, which features the first radio single, 'Catch My Breath,' will be available in stores and at all digital retailers just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Randy Travis
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Randy Travis and the Avett Brothers Unite for New Installment of ‘CMT Crossroads’

Despite his pending legal troubles, Randy Travis hopes to return the focus to his superstar music career with an appearance on an upcoming new episode of 'CMT Crossroads.' The 'I Told You So' will converge at the 'Crossroads' with the critically-acclaimed folk act the Avett Brothers for an installment of the popular CMT series, which is set to debut on the network next month.

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Carrie Underwood
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Hayden Panettiere Admits Her ‘Nashville’ Character Was Inspired by the ‘Incredibly Interesting’ Carrie Underwood

'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere has already dismissed rumors that her contentious character on the new ABC series is based on Taylor Swift, but the actress-turned-small-screen-singer has admitted that fellow blonde beauty Carrie Underwood served as muse for the fictional Juliette Barnes character. Well, at least one aspect of her.

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Toby Keith, Hillary Scott
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Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum + More Set to Headline 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival

The anticipation for the 2013 Stagecoach Festival -- California's largest live country music event -- is sky-high, with promoters already announcing the star-studded lineup to give fans ample time to make the appropriate accommodations to attend the popular three-day event. Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley are set to co-headline Stagecoach 2013, which is scheduled to take place April 26-28 at its traditional stomping grounds in Indio, California.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Admits a Love of Country Music’s Big Hair Tradition

Carrie Underwood has evolved from fresh-faced college co-ed to country music fashion maven since first bursting on the scene after winning 'American Idol' in 2005. Even with the pressure of adapting to the current trends in fashion, the gorgeous superstar believes that there is one tradition that will never go out of style: big hair.

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Lee Brice

Lee Brice Petitions for CMAs Votes With Hilarious Viral Campaign Videos

Has Lee Brice petitioned to include his name as a last minute addition to the upcoming Presidential election ballot? Well... not quite, but the 'Hard to Love' singer has released a series of hilarious campaign videos, which spoof typical political warfare tactics in an effort to sway voters of his own. The 'Hard to Love' singer is hoping that when deciding the fate of the New Artist trophy for the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony, industry reps will choose him.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Jerrod Niemann ‘Shines’ Brighter With Help From PS22 Fifth Grade Choir

The kids at PS22 in Staten Island, N.Y. are becoming just as famous for their inspiring versions of popular songs as the tune's original artists. This week, the fifth grade choir gave special attention Jerrod Niemann's current country chart-climber, 'Shinin' on Me,' with a little help from the country hitmaker himself.

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