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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 Adkins, Rhonda Adkins
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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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Daryle Singletary and Wife Expecting Fourth Child

Daryle Singletary and his wife will soon be the parents of four tiny humans! The cople will welcome baby No. 4 this September.

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert on Marriage in the Spotlight: ‘Not Easy When Everyone Is Trying to Tear You Down’

When you're a superstar, your personal life gets pushed into the spotlight almost as much as your career. Mix that with marrying a fellow famous face and you have the life of Miranda Lambert and husband Blake Shelton, whose marriage is constantly being put on blast -- often in a negative life.

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Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Obtains Extended Restraining Order Against Stalker

Taylor Swift can now rest safe and sound after being granted a longterm restraining order against a stalker who believes he is married to the star.

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Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts
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2014 ACM Party for a Cause Festival Lineup Announced

Once again, Las Vegas is going country for the week of the ACM Awards, and an all-star lineup will pack the stands at LINQ on the Vegas strip as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and more have been announced as performers for the 2014 ACM Party for a Cause Festival.

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Cole Swindell, ‘Hope You Get Lonely Tonight’ -ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Sharp lyrics, fine storytelling and an undeniable familiarity make Cole Swindell’s new booty-call song unique. ‘Hope You Get Lonely Tonight’ lacks the moody drama of hits like ‘Need You Now.’ This singer’s approach is much more relatable.

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Shakira, Blake Shelton
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Shakira and Blake Shelton, ‘Medicine’ [Listen]

Shakira's new album dropped Tuesday (March 25), which means one thing for country music fans: the highly anticipated Shakira and Blake Shelton duet 'Medicine' is finally out!

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Toby Keith, Keith Urban
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Toby Keith Shows Some Love for Keith Urban’s Aussie Roots

Toby Keith found himself in Australia recently, which brought his attention to the greatness that is country's own Aussie, fellow superstar, Keith Urban.

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David Nail Says Musical Transition to Brighter Songs on ‘I’m a Fire’ Mirrors Personal Struggles

It's tempting to latch onto a narrative that the happier themes David Nail explores on 'I'm a Fire' mirror his treatment for depression. Before this album, he was known for dark, heavy ballads about the loss of love, but now tracks like 'Whatever She's Got' and 'I'm a Fire' find him bathing in sunshine.

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George Strait Gets a Little Help From His Friends at Final Nashville Show [Watch]

When George Strait took the stage for a final show in Music City on Friday night (March 21), he proved that the cowboy won't ride away quietly -- the King of Country is going out with a bang.

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Jo Dee Messina on Recording ‘Me’: ‘It Was the Toughest Thing I Ever Had to Do’

Fans who follow Jo Dee Messina on Facebook or Twitter may have found themselves asking why she crammed recording a new album into 2013 -- a year that was emotionally devastating and exhausting for her.

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