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Hey Maine: Here’s Some Country News


Florida Georgia Line just got off the road, but they’re already making plans to head out again. The country duo has announced that they will be extending their Dig Your Roots Tour into 2017. FGL will begin a new string of shows, 28 in total all in January. More dates will be announced soon. Unfortunately they will not be coming back to Maine.

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Dierks Bentley Bring Special YouTube Guest to CMA’s

Dierks Bentley has been added to the performers list for the CMA’s coming on November 4th. He is bringing with him, Lindsey Sterling.

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Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Blake Shelton
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Results of 2012 CMA Awards Predictions – Listeners vs ‘Taste of Country’

Prior to the 2012 CMA Awards, fans, media and "experts" lined up to make predictions on who would win each award. Taste of Country staff made their picks as well, and asked readers to do the same in daily readers polls. It's time to look at how everyone did. Warning: It's not pretty. 

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Zing Taylor Swift in 2012 CMA Awards Opening Joke

Taylor Swift's romantic attachments are making more than headlines now -- they are making punchlines, too. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who hosted Thursday's (Nov. 1) CMA Awards together, threw out several wisecracks during the show, one in the opening monologue involving the 'Begin Again' singer.

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Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood
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2012 CMA Awards Performances – Full List

The 2012 CMA Awards included over 20 performances -- more if you count the skits and songs hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood played between award announcements.

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Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Lauren Alaina
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2012 CMA Awards Best Dressed Pictures

The best dressed stars at the 2012 CMA Awards took chances, but didn't stray too far from the colorful gowns and classic suits one expects on country music's biggest night. We liked that. Only one man makes the list of clean outfits -- a testament to the many beautiful females that had flashes popping. Scroll down to see the best of the best dressed from the 2012 CMAs. 

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Faith Hill, Jake Owen, Kimberly Schlapman
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2012 CMA Awards Worst Dressed Pictures

Dozens of country stars walked the red carpet at the 2012 CMA Awards, but not everyone shined. The worst dressed at the annual awards show included a couple of Amish or pilgrim tributes -- Thanksgiving is coming up, after all -- and a jacket catastrophe. Scroll down to see the worst of the worst dressed at the 2012 CMA Awards. 

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Blake Shelton Wins Entertainer of the Year at 2012 CMAs, Responds With Shock and Awe

Reba McEntire and Tim Allen teamed up at the 2012 CMA awards to hand out the most coveted trophy of the night: the Entertainer of the Year award. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and 2011 winner Taylor Swift were all nominated for EoTY, but in the end, Shelton beat out the competition.

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Toby Keith Snags Early Win for Music Video of the Year at 2012 CMA Awards

The first 2012 CMA Awards trophies were announced Thursday morning (Nov. 1) during ABC's 'Good Morning America,' and Toby Keith is one of the first winners. His video clip for 'Red Solo Cup' snagged Music Video of the Year honors.

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Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean
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2012 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award Prediction? – Readers Poll

A new class of country heroes has taken over the Male Vocalist of the Year category at the CMA Awards. Once-familiar names like Chesney and Paisley have been purged from the list of nominees, with newcomers like Luke Bryan and Eric Church filling the spots in 2012. While one can argue for someone other than these five men, it's difficult to argue against any of them. Who do you think will win the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 2012 CMAs?

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