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New Album Is a Family Affair for Trisha Yearwood

The third cut on Trisha Yearwood's 'PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit' album is called 'I Remember You,' and the singer can't bring herself to listen to it. The lyrics recall memories of her mother, father and so many others she was close to. Then, her husband did something to make it even more personal.

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Lindsay Ell, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen
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The Women in Country Music Problem Isn’t Getting Better – What Needs to Change?

Last month, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Somethin’ Bad’ quietly fell from the radio airplay charts, peaking just inside the Top 10. The powerhouse duet with Carrie Underwood was as close to a sure thing as you’ll find in country music, yet it somehow failed to break country’s two-year drought.

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Country Crushes
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Country Confessions: Stars Reveal Their Celebrity Crushes

A few are embarrassing, many are pretty hot, and one or two are jaw-dropping. Taste of Country asked over two dozen country stars who their celebrity crushes are, and while a few of the same names kept popping up -- Jennifer Aniston, beware -- most of the answers were as varied as the artists.

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Trisha Yearwood
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Trisha Yearwood: ‘The Odds Are Against Me’

Trisha Yearwood says her song 'PrizeFighter' has become a business anthem for her, as well as a personal one. With women in country music struggling to find radio space, and with the changes in the music business since she released her last album seven years ago, the 50-year-old knows better than to pin her expectations on sales or chart numbers.

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You Think You Know Reba McEntire?

Reba McEntire really is the hardest working woman in country music. The legend grew up in a rancher's household, meaning she often got more done before sunrise than some do in a week. There were some jobs that weren't for the squeamish ... OK, there's one job in particular that will make a city boy squirm, but during this episode of 'You Think You Know Country?' you'll see how holding a bucket led to holding several CMA and ACM Awards.

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Dan and Shay
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Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Undergoes Emergency Surgery Prior to CMA Awards

Just one day before the 2014 CMA Awards, Taste of Country caught up with Dan + Shay ... or, one half of the duo, really. Dan Smyers stopped by our booth to chat about his other half, Shay Mooney, and why he was missing in action during interviews.

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Maddie and Tae
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Maddie and Tae Prep for Their First CMA Awards, Recall Where They Were Last Year

It has been quite a year for newcomers Maddie & Tae, whose debut single 'Girl in a Country Song' undoubtedly helped them snag an invite to the 2014 CMA Awards. The duo recall how far they've come since last year, including where they watched the show and how they're prepping to attend.

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Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett Wouldn’t Know What to Do With CMA Best New Artist Award

Thomas Rhett is one of the breakout country artists of 2014, and in an interview during 2014 CMA Awards week, he reveals what he would do with the trophy if he won Best New Artist Wednesday night (Nov. 5).

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Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley Recalls ‘Totally Crazy’ Way He Secured a Spot at His First CMA Awards

Dierks Bentley is nominated for a total of five big awards at the 2014 CMA Awards, but he remembers a time when it wasn't that easy for him to find his name in lights during Country Music's Biggest Night.

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Hunter Hayes
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Hunter Hayes on His 2014 CMA Awards Date: ‘I’m Very Lucky’

Hunter Hayes will have someone by his side at the 2014 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5). The 'Tattoo' singer says his date is "gorgeous" before adding, "I'm very lucky."

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