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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban Talks Changes in Upcoming ‘American Idol’ Season

Keith Urban is getting set for the January premiere of the 14th season of 'American Idol,' and he says there are some big changes to the iconic reality singing competition this time around.

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Trisha Yearwood
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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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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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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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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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Tim McGraw
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Tim McGraw Aims to Always ‘Push Himself Further’ as an Artist

Tim McGraw's 'Sundown Heaven Town' album was released Tuesday (Sept. 16), and the singer is pumped up about it, opening up to Taste of Country about the record and how he pushes himself as an artist.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Interview: Singer Shares Advice, Talks Ringtones and Hobbies

Miranda Lambert is known for saying what she thinks and doing what she likes. In giving advice to high school seniors, Lambert says she believes everyone should try college -- if it's right for them.

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Kip Moore, Tim McGraw
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Kip Moore Anxious to Top McGraw on the Basketball Court

The trash talk has begun. Tim McGraw is known for his music and the way he makes a basketball hoop sing before shows. Kip Moore had a basketball scholarship at Wallace State College in Alabama. The two men start touring together next Friday in Fresno, Calif. You can see where this is headed.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Jerrod Niemann Created ‘High Noon’ Between Games of Corn Hole [Listen]

You won't find a musical environment more casual than the one Jerrod Niemann put together to work on his new studio album, 'High Noon.' The 'Drink to That All Night' singer tells Taste of Country Nights how tailgating activities played an important role in the writing process.

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