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Album Spotlight: Josh Thompson ‘Turn It Up’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

Almost every song on Josh Thompson’s ‘Turn It Up’ album has single potential, and those that don’t will be highlights of the ‘Cold Beer With Your Name On It’ singer’s live show.

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Blake Shelton and Shakira to Perform ‘Medicine’ at 2014 ACM Awards

Blake Shelton and Shakira will be performing together at the 2014 ACM Awards in Las Vegas this weekend.

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Brett Eldredge’s ACM New Artist of the Year Campaign Includes ‘Cameos’ From the President, Pope + Ron Burgundy [Watch]

Brett Eldredge is one of the nominees for New Artist of the Year at the 2014 ACM Awards and he's trying to get your vote by reminding you that he was literally everywhere in 2013.

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Dierks Bentley Nabs Eleventh Career No. 1 Hit With ‘I Hold On’

It's time for Dierks Bentley to break out the champagne (okay, beer) and celebrate! The singer has earned his first No. 1 hit off his seventh studio album 'Riser,' as 'I Hold On' tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts.

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Danielle Bradbery ‘Still Feels Like the Teenage Girl in Cypress, Texas’

Danielle Bradbery's life has changed a whole lot since she won Season 4 of 'The Voice,' but the 17-year-old is trying to stay the same Texas girl she's always been.

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Heartache Has Brought Vince Gill and Amy Grant Closer

Vince Gill and Amy Grant have been dealing with her father's increasing dementia, which hasn't been easy. Thankfully, Grant is able to lean on her husband for support and love during such a difficult time.

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Luke Bryan Steals the Limelight at Kids’ Birthday Party in New ACMs Video [Watch]

Ever the entertainer, Luke Bryan has the talent to turn the spotlight on himself ... even at a birthday party that's not his own. Sound familiar? He's also crashed a wedding and a baby shower in a quest to earn the spotlight at the 2014 ACMs, but this latest interruption really takes the cake.

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New From Nashville: Michael Ray

Country newcomer Michael Ray recently stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to tell his story, talk about writing with John Rich and debut some new music. The Florida native and winner of the CW's 'The Next' says he grew up on Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner, but at age 16 heard Gary Allan -- "and that was it for me."

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2014 ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year – Why Blake Shelton Should Win

It's hard to call Blake Shelton the clear-cut favorite for the 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year award, which shows just how competitive the category is this year. In any other year, an artist with a top tour, nominated album and high-profile television role would be a sure thing. This year, a man with a similar resume wasn't even nominated.

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Keith Urban’s Youngest Daughter Is Just Like Dad, Nicole Kidman Reveals

It turns out Keith Urban has a mini-me in his youngest daughter. The Australian's family follows the singer while he's on tour, and Faith Margaret apparently has a growing love for watching her dad perform -- and for learning the guitar.

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ToC Encore: What’s Different About George Strait’s ACM Entertainer of the Year Campaign

George Strait's campaign for 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year asks fans to make him the Entertainer of a Lifetime. It's a deviation from most campaigns for fan-voted awards that list everything an artist has accomplished in that year. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes argues that Strait may be the only person capable of doing this.

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Trace and Rhonda Adkins Issue a Statement About Their Divorce

Rhonda and Trace Adkins have finally spoken out about their divorce, releasing a public statement on Thursday (May 27).

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