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Willie Jones Surprises Judges by Singing Josh Turner’s ‘Your Man’ on ‘X Factor’

On Thursday night's (Sept. 20) North Carolina audition episode of 'X Factor,' Willie Jones -- a 17-year-old Louisiana native wearing an acid-washed denim vest and jeans and a boxtop Afro -- opened the show with a surprising and sensational rendition of Josh Turner's 'Your Man.'

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Martina McBride Wasn’t Aware That She’s Releasing a Greatest Hits Album

Surprise! We're releasing your greatest hits -- thought you might like to know! That's what a startled Martina McBride found out on Monday. But here's the twist: Instead of learning about the forthcoming release from RCA Records, her former label home of nearly 20 years, McBride read about the upcoming collection online.

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Country Singer Gracia Harrison Becomes Cowboy Blake Shelton’s ‘Sweetheart’ in ‘The Voice’ Season 3 Premiere

With the handful of country artists that have emerged from reality television in recent years, there was bound to be a standout country music singer in the batch of hopefuls spotlighted on Monday's (Sept. 10) 'The Voice' Season 3 premiere. After a rather bold audition with her yodel-infused cover of Patsy Montana's 1935 country classic 'I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart,' Illinois native Gracia Harrison had the daunting challenge of choosing between Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine as her superstar coach.

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OMG! Kellie Pickler Is Bald [PHOTO]

By now you know that Kellie Pickler is the fake love of my life.  I think  she is the hottest star in country music.  I love her eyes, her smile, her shape, her hair...what her hair is gone!?!  You're darn tootin' it is!

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Trace Adkins Says ‘Tough People Do’ Is for Anyone Who Believes in Hard Work

Trace Adkins says he wasn’t trying to make a political statement when he performed his new song, ‘Tough People Do,’ at the Republican National Convention earlier this week. The singer says the tube — referred to as a red, white and blue anthem of strength and courage at his website — is meant to remind Americans that the solution to fix this country is within all of us, regardless of political affiliation.

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Taylor Swift Planning Spring 2013 Tour

It’s been about six months since Taylor Swift‘s Speak Now Tour wrapped after rocking cities all over the world, leaving fans ecstatic for new tunes and more performances. But now, Swift fans have more than just a new album to look forward to. As she readies ‘Red’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ races up the charts, Swift has begun planning a 2013 tour!

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Joe Diffie Faces Early Morning Bus Fire

Joe Diffie’s day got off to a bit of a rough start on Friday (Aug. 31), when a fire broke out on his bus as it cruised down the road early in the morning. The fire apparently started around 3:15AM, but thankfully, Diffie and his crew were able to quickly diffuse the situation.

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Grace Potter — Crush of the Day

Grace Potter is a talented and gorgeous musician who fronts roots rock outfit Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. And when we call here talented, we mean it – Potter sings, writes, and she plays guitar, the electric piano, organ and several other instruments.

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Miranda Lambert’s Detective Drama Series Gets Picked Up by NBC

It looks as though both Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will be on the NBC payroll soon, with news that ‘The Voice’ network home has bought the rights to Lambert’s yet-to-be-titled detective drama series that will mirror her own childhood. It was previous reported that ABC Family had won the competitive bidding war earlier this year.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Lands a Recurring Role on ‘Nashville’

It looks like there’s a little bit more authenticity coming to ABC’s ‘Nashville.’ Former ‘According to Jim’ star Kimberly Williams-Paisley has joined the show in a role that will recur over a multi-episode arc. The performer not only lives in Nashville, but knows the ropes, as she is also married to country star Brad Paisley.

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Keith Urban Covers Miranda Lambert’s ‘Fastest Girl in Town’ in Canada

Keith Urban has been pretty open recently about his strong desire to focus on his music career. And while the award-winning country star is working hard to put out his next album, he recently showed his appreciation for fellow country star Miranda Lambert by covering one of her songs. On Tuesday night in Niagra Falls, the country crooner showed off his take of Lambert’s new single ‘The Fastest Girl in Town’ during his concert.

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LeAnn Rimes Checks Into a Treatment Center Not Rehab

There has been a lot of speculation lately about LeAnn Rimes and her health or lack thereof. The speculation has covered everything from an eating disorder to substance abuse. Rimes' peeps tell People that Rimes has checked into a treatment facility for her mental health, specifically, anxiety and stress.

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