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Kenny Chesney to Receive Groundbreaker Award

The American Country Countdown Awards show will be on December 15th at Nashville’s Music City Center. During the show, aired on Fox TV, the first ever ‘Groundbreaker Award’ will be handed out. The award will be given to Kenny Chesney.

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

Andy Capwell’s Top Ten ‘Summer’ Country Songs

Summer is here, and I love all of these fun, summer, country songs. I've thought about it and I have narrowed down my ten favorite country summer songs. Please, add to the list with your favorites!

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Taste of Country Music Festival 2014 Almost Here

From everyone I have talked to about the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, New York, it is a fantastic 3 day event. People that have been there last year say it was beyond the expectations. The 2014 version is coming soon.

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Skip Ewing from the Official Skip Ewing Facebook page

Country Singer/Songwriter Skip Ewing Turns 50

You have ALL heard his songs. Maybe you even still own his albums.

Skip Ewing, one of the most well known songwriters in country music history is having a birthday today.

He is my absolute FAVORITE writer. I can recognize a song written by him with only hearing it once. When I hear a song I can say "THAT'S written by Skip Ewing." It's my dream to sing with and even write with him one day.

Do you remember these songs written by him and sung by your favorite artists?

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Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown

Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

For the first time, fans can vote for Casey James's new video for 'Cryin' on a Suitcase' in the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown. James's followers will have to remain committed all week long to top the three-week No. 1 video, though. With over 30 videos to choose from in all, deciding which are best isn't easy, but that's the assignment with this completely fan-decided countdown. 

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images

New Country Music Releases

With the calender hitting October and the seasons changing from summer to fall, there's a wide variety of new country music to choose from. On October 16th the new release from Jason Aldean 'Night Train' will be in stores and also on that same day 'Christmas With Scotty McCreery' will be available. That's just the beginning of great new country music that's being released ove the next month.

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Summer Concert Recap

What a great summer it has been for Maine country music fans! I know summer doesn't start until June, but the season of country concerts started in May with Dierks Bentley and the  Eli Young Band rocking the Augusta Civic Center!

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