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Five Country Singers Who Were Teachers

Some country stars waited tables or worked as a bartender before their big break, but others took a different route, which involved early morning commutes and late nights grading. As teachers, these artists learned a work ethic that led them to success.

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Active Military Perform With Country Stars During ACM All-Star Salute to the Troops’ Broadcast

The names of the lucky service men and women who were able to perform with some of country's biggest stars as part of ACM's Salute to the Troops have been released. They performed on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with top country acts, and it was all for a good cause.

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Scotty McCreery Thanks Fans After ‘Scary’ Home Invasion

After an extremely scary Monday morning during which he was held up by gunmen, Scotty McCreery opened up about the home invasion that took place in Raleigh, N.C. In a statement he thanked fans for their support and prayers.

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Miranda Lambert Gets a Pony

The Kentucky Derby may have struck a chord with Miranda Lambert feeling a little festive. Just a few days before her appearance at the 140th horse race at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, Lambert added a new member to her and Blake Shelton's family.

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Chris Young Stops a Fight at New York Concert

Artists hate when they have to be interrupted in the middle of a show, but sometimes it has to happen for everyone's benefit. At a show in Glen Falls, N.Y., Chris Young stopped in his tracks to break up a fight in the crowd.

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Album Spotlight: Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

The beauty of Hunter Hayes’ new ‘Storyline’ album is in what it’s lacking. There’s few if any lyrical hooks to find yourself tweezing out days later. The production is appropriate, and at times heavy. But the arrangements are never protecting a weak lyric or uninspired vocal performance.

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2014 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

The 2014 CMT Music Awards nominees have been announced, and Miranda Lambert is the woman to watch, leading nominations with an astounding six nods, while Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line are tied at five apiece.

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Kacey Musgraves Brings ‘Follow Your Arrow’ to GLAAD Media Awards [Watch]

Kacey Musgraves became the first country artist to perform at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday (May 3), and her anthem 'Follow Your Arrow' was the perfect piece to cheer on everyone celebrating at the 25th annual event.

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Country Stars at the Kentucky Derby [Pictures]

This weekend marked the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Some of country's biggest stars donned their fanciest duds and biggest hats for the event.

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Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’ – Everything You Need to Know in 30 Seconds or Less

Hunter Hayes' second studio album hits stores on Tuesday (May 6), and if you're on the fence about picking it up because you're not sure what to expect from 'Storyline,' this is your 30-second solution. But listen closely, or you're going to miss a few important details.

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Scotty McCreery Held Up by Gunmen in Raleigh

Scotty McCreery and several friends were held up by gunmen at an apartment in Raleigh, N.C. Monday morning.

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Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Dish Two Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Marriage takes a lot of work, especially when your lives are the focus of the public eye, like country star Carrie Underwood and her NHL husband Mike Fisher. They share a few of their secrets to a happy marriage, and one of them involves ... not being together.

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