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Mindy McCready’s Ex, Billy McKnight, Wins Custody of Son Zander – Exclusive Interview

Mindy McCready's 7-year-old son Zander is coming home to live with his father. Billy McKnight was involved in a lengthy custody dispute that wrapped up last Friday (July 12), with a decision to let the boy live with the Florida-based singer and his new wife.

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Last Chance! 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival ‘Renewal’ Ticket Deal Ends Tonight

The biggest savings on tickets for the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival end tonight (June 21). Brad Paisley is set to headline one of the three days of the June 13-15 camping and music fest. Renewal tickets are going fast, and here's a little secret: you don't have to have gone to the 2013 festival to get this great deal. 

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The 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival … By the Numbers!

The 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival began at 6:30PM on June 13 and wrapped at 11:15PM on June 15. In that time, thousands of fans camped out to wait for their favorite singers, duos and trios, or drove hundreds of miles to stay for just one day. No matter how you add it up, the first-ever festival was a success.

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See the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival in Pictures!

Three days, over a dozen of country music's top artists and 23,000 screaming country music fans helped make the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival an undeniable success. Headliners Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins and Lady Antebellum led the way in 2013, but the fans were every bit as important to the party as the music.

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Brad Paisley Announced as 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival Headliner

Get ready for '14. The first of what will be an amazing lineup for the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival has been announced. Brad Paisley will headline one of the three nights in Hunter Mountain, N.Y. next year. The big news was revealed just before this final set at this year's inaugural festival. Next year's event will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 13-15, 2014.

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Thousands Brave the Rain to Enjoy Willie Nelson + More at 2013 Taste of Country Festival – Day 1 Pictures

Heavy rain showers didn't stop country music fans who'd come from all over to see Willie Nelson on Thursday night. Thousands packed Hunter Mountain in New York for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival. Ponchos, umbrellas, cold beverages and great country music kept fans in good spirits while the LoCash Cowboys, Parmalee and Nelson took the stage.

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Watch a Live Stream of the Taste of Country Music Festival!

The inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival kicks off this week. For those in attendance, that means live performances from Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and many more. If you can't make it -- Hunter Mountain can only hold so many country fans, after all -- you can still watch the fun live, online via a stream from the venue. 

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Watch: Blake Shelton’s Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert

Blake Shelton's 'Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert' began as a live telecast and web stream Wednesday night on NBC. It was highlighted by moving performances from Shelton, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Usher and more. All donations benefited the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

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