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Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
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Casey James Embraces Scruffy New Look for No Shave November Cause

Casey James remains steadfast in his No Shave November commitment. This month, he's been forgoing any his usual facial hair grooming habits in support of Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs from the donated hair for cancer patients who have lost their hair following intensive chemotherapy. The country newcomer admits that the goodwill effort is one that hits particularly close to home.

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Keith Urban Announces 2013 Tour Dates, Takes Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch Along for the Ride

What happens when Keith Urban, Little Big Town and newcomer Dustin Lynch embark on a road trip with no functioning radio? They sing a medley of their favorite tunes, of course! The Aussie superstar enlisted his future tourmates for a hilarious video to announce the first leg of his upcoming 2013 headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off next July.

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Taylor Swift Added to Growing List of American Music Awards Performers

Taylor Swift will perform during the upcoming 2012 American Music Awards ceremony, adding the primetime appearance to her already exhausting promotional blitz in support of her latest studio album, 'Red.' The 'Begin Again' singer is not the only country artist confirmed in the star-studded lineup -- Carrie Underwood will also be there.

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Trace Adkins Set to Perform During 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Trace Adkins will usher in the 2012 holiday season with an appearance at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the country's most-beloved festive traditions. The Louisiana native will join thousands of Americans as they line the streets of Manhattan on Nov. 22 to witness an incredible lineup of new balloons, floats and superstar musical acts.

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Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Live From New York City’ Performance

Taylor Swift may not be kicking off her official Red Tour until next March, but you can get a first glimpse of the 'Begin Again' singer's live show months ahead of time. 'Taylor Swift Live From New York,' a near 40-minute concert set, is available for your viewing pleasure now.

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When Does ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Start?

Keith Urban has been getting his hands dirty recently, searching for the the nation's foremost raw talent (and extinguishing diva flame wars between his fellow celebrity judges), and it's about time for fans to tune in on the action. So, when does 'American Idol' Season 12 start?

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Toby Keith Says ‘Hell No’ to Attending the 2012 CMA Awards

Fans hoping to catch a performance by Toby Keith during the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony can think again. The often outspoken singer has given the long-standing country music establishment the proverbial middle finger, blatantly refusing to attend the event despite a nomination in the Music Video of the Year category for 'Red Solo Cup.'

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T.G. Sheppard Still in Critical Condition With Progressing Bladder Infection

T.G. Sheppard's prognosis seems to be far more serious than first speculated, according to official statements made by the country legend's vigilant wife, singer-songwriter Kelly Lang. Lang took to Facebook yesterday (Oct. 16) to update the 'Devil in a Bottle' singer's loyal fans on his condition after he was admitted to a Nashville hospital for a bladder infection.

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Randy Travis and the Avett Brothers Unite for New Installment of ‘CMT Crossroads’

Despite his pending legal troubles, Randy Travis hopes to return the focus to his superstar music career with an appearance on an upcoming new episode of 'CMT Crossroads.' The 'I Told You So' will converge at the 'Crossroads' with the critically-acclaimed folk act the Avett Brothers for an installment of the popular CMT series, which is set to debut on the network next month.

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Hayden Panettiere Admits Her ‘Nashville’ Character Was Inspired by the ‘Incredibly Interesting’ Carrie Underwood

'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere has already dismissed rumors that her contentious character on the new ABC series is based on Taylor Swift, but the actress-turned-small-screen-singer has admitted that fellow blonde beauty Carrie Underwood served as muse for the fictional Juliette Barnes character. Well, at least one aspect of her.

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