Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
The lines of music genres are blurring, as artists from different worlds are starting to team up more and more frequently. Colombian beauty Shakira recently let her Twitter followers know she was busy in the studio -- with Blake Shelton!
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