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Crocs Co-Founder Blames ‘Girlfriend’ Taylor Swift for Drunk Driving Incident

Ready for a weird story? George Boedecker — the 51-year-old co-founder of Crocs, the foamy sandal/outdoor shoe hybrid that people love to hate — was recently picked up in Colorado on suspicion of driving drunk. But rather than own up to his mistakes and accept responsibility, he blamed his ‘girlfriend’…. 22-year-old Taylor Swift.

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Justin Moore Sued by Nashville Songwriter Over ‘Backwoods’

Justin Moore is being sued by a Nashville songwriter over the singer’s 2009 single ‘Backwoods.’ Bobby Carmichael has filed a federal lawsuit against Moore, claiming that the country hitmaker stole the song from him.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Walkaway Joe’

We’re not sure if Kelly Clarkson is trying to tease us by putting on smashing renditions of country classics, or if she just really loves the genre as much as we do. Clarkson once again proved that she has the chops to fully switch from pop music to country at will when she performed Trisha Yearwood‘s ‘Walkaway Joe’ this week.

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Zac Brown Criticized by Little People of America for ‘Midget Bowling’

From here forward, Zac Brown should probably stay away from controversial forms of recreation. The singer made headlines earlier this week when he went ‘midget bowling’ — which literally involves throwing a willing little person down a slip-and-slide lane into some pins — but now, he’s facing backlash from the Little People of America.

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Brantley Gilbert Fans Named Most Passionate in Country Music

After seven days of voting, Brantley Gilbert‘s fans proved what the singer already knew: His supporters are the most passionate in all of country music. The BG Nation took over 35 percent of reader votes in a week-long readers poll, easily topping second and third place finishers Taylor Swift‘s Swifties and Scotty McCreery‘s McCreerians.

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Courtesy of eOne Music
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Bucky Covington Reveals Album Cover and Track Listing for ‘Good Guys’

Bucky Covington fans have anxiously been counting down the days until the release of the singer’s sophomore album, ‘Good Guys,’ set to hit stores on Sept. 11. To give them a little something to hold them over, Covington has revealed the album cover artwork, as well as the list of which 12 tracks will complete the new project.

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Reba McEntire Dreams of Having a Role on ‘Downton Abbey’

We can’t imagine Reba McEntire speaking with anything but a sweet southern drawl. But as it turns out, the iconic country star would love to try out a British accent for producers of ‘Downton Abbey.’ McEntire recently spilled that snagging a role on the hit PBS drama would be a dream come true for her.

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Brantley Gilbert Dishes on the Big Gift He Got From Tourmate Eric Church

Though it’s a customary tradition to exchange parting gifts at the end of a successful tour, newcomer Brantley Gilbert learned firsthand after the first leg the Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour wrapped earlier this year that Eric Church goes above and beyond with presents.

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Lauren Alaina Put on Vocal Rest, Cancels Weekend Appearances

Bad news for Lauren Alaina fans planning to see the singer perform live this weekend. She has been forced to cancel all her upcoming shows because her doctor has put her on complete vocal rest. That means no singing!

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Pregnant Jennifer Nettles Shows Off Baby Bump at Sugarland Concert

Jennifer Nettles was showing off more than just her vocal range at Sugarland‘s West Palm Beach concert on Sunday night (July 29). The Grammy-winning singer revealed quite the baby bump when she walked on stage and grabbed a microphone. But if pregnancy has left Nettles feeling worn out, nobody at the show could tell — she and Kristian Bush, the other half of the duo, apparently put on an awesome set.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer
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Chris Young Reunites With Wounded Warrior Pal During Visit to Air Force Base

Chris Young had the chance to catch up with an old friend during a visit to Minot Air Force Base last week. The singer stopped by the base for a CD signing with some of our country’s finest airmen as part of his work with Stars for Stripes and the Minot Exchange. While there, he was reunited with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, whom he first met in 2009 while working with Stars for Stripes.

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Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You Hall of Fame Exhibit to Open in August

The legendary Patsy Cline is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You will open in the museum’s East Gallery on Aug. 24, signing rent for a ten-month run.

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