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Megan Pacella

Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
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Dierks Bentley Fans Tip One Back in New Music Video

Sticking with the theme of cold beers, Dierks Bentley released the music video for his new song 'Tip It on Back.' The song tells the story of a dying small town, and how residents can cope with the loss of their favorite businesses and homes by tipping back a beer. With images of for sale signs and happy families losing their property, the video runs deeper than a typical clip about beer drinking.

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Nicole Kidman Will Join Keith Urban During ‘American Idol’ Live Shows

It's not often you see country star Keith Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman, apart from one another. Of course, there are times -- like when Urban is on stage or Kidman is in front of a camera -- that they can't stand side by side. But that won't stop the actress from being in the wings when her hubby judges the upcoming season of 'American Idol.' She confirmed in a recent interview that she plans to watch the show from backstage.

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Brad Paisley Joins Carrie Underwood for Surprise ‘Remind Me’ Duet at Nashville Show [VIDEO]

When Carrie Underwood played to an ecstatic hometown Nashville crowd over the weekend, she didn't come to the Bridgestone Arena stage without a few surprises up her sleeve. The 'Good Girl' hitmaker put on an intense concert on Sunday (Sept. 23) with five costume changes, a tornado and a flying stage. But even the songstress herself was caught off guard when Brad Paisley walked on stage to join her for a duet. The result? Endless screaming and cheering from the audience.

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Taylor Swift Looks to Actress Zoe Saldana for Style Tips

It's no secret that Taylor Swift looks incredible everywhere she goes. In addition to being a popular country artist, the 22-year-old singer is known for her stylish wardrobe, both on the red carpet and off. What's her fashion secret? According to a recent interview with People, Swift looks to actress Zoe Saldana for style inspiration.

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Lauren Alaina Embarks on Inch-by-Inch Tour Leading Up to Her 18th Birthday

Eighteen is not an insignificant number for Lauren Alaina. Not only is the 17-year-old country star's latest hit called 'Eighteen Inches,' Alaina is about to embark on an 18-city Eighteen Inches tour. The tour kicked off last night (Sept. 21) in Bloomsburg, Pa., and will lead up to the singer's 18th birthday on Nov. 8.

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Brad Paisley + Carrie Underwood Host ‘Other Things’ in Funny 2012 CMA Awards Commercials

This year will be the fifth time Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley team up to host the CMA Awards. After so many successful hosting gigs, you can't help but wonder why Underwood and Paisley don't try their hands at hosting some... other things. And that idea is exactly what three hilarious new 2012 CMA Awards commercials explore.

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‘CMA Music Festival’ Special Draws to a Close With Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. Duet

With dozens of awards and accolades under his belt, Brad Paisley was the perfect person to lead the charge in closing out the the pre-taped 'CMA Music Festival' special on Monday. When Paisley took the stage back in June, he started out by singing the first few words of 'This Is Country Music' and playing along with his acoustic guitar -- and then something magical happened.

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Kellie Pickler Opens Up About Being a ‘Cancer Buddy,’ Shaving Her Head on ‘Ellen’

"It's just hair," Kellie Pickler told Ellen DeGeneres on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Friday morning (Sept. 14), where she showed off her new hairdo on national television. The sweet and southern singer has been getting loads of attention for shaving her head in support of her best friend's cancer diagnosis, so she stopped by 'Ellen' to answer a few more questions about her loyal act of bravery.

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Lionel Richie ‘Thrilled’ to Get First-Ever CMA Awards Nomination for Darius Rucker Duet

With a long and mega-successful career, you would think that Lionel Richie would have been nominated for practically every music award there is by now. But in the short time since he crossed over into the country side of things, Richie hasn't been formally honored for his work -- until now, that is. This year, the 'Just for You' hitmaker received his first ever CMA Awards nomination.

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Blake Shelton Hopes for a Country Judge on ‘American Idol’

With reports swirling about Keith Urban's pending deal to take Randy Jackson's place as a judge on 'American Idol,' it looks like country music will be represented on the show's judges panel after all. And just like all country music fans who are excited to hear an Australian accent on 'Idol' this fall, Blake Shelton has his fingers crossed that no last-minute hiccups will cause the deal to fall through.

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