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Kenny Chesney Goes ‘Six for Six’ With Sell-Outs in Pittsburgh

Kenny Chesney celebrated an iconic achievement over the weekend. The seasoned touring veteran performed to more than 53,000 Pittsburgh, Pa. fans, which marked his sixth consecutive sold-out show at Henz Field. In celebration of the rare feat, the Rooney family — owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers — presented the singer with a cast iron Six for Six plaque, commemorating Chesney’s perfect record for sold out shows at the famed stadium.

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Best ‘American’ Song – Readers Poll

Country music and America go together like sweet and tea. Hundreds of songs have been written to celebrate our freedoms as Americans, but only a few have the word “American” in the title. Which of the following seven songs is your favorite “American” country song? 

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Jake Owen Admits His Priorities Have Changed Since Becoming a Married Man

Jake Owen is loving everything life has been bringing him lately. Where shall we start? Two consecutive No. 1 singles, a beautiful new wife, a prime slot opening for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney on the Brothers of the Sun Tour… the list goes on and on.

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Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn Nominated for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

Longtime duet partners Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are on the same ballot for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Both are nominated in the Songwriter/Artists category, but only one can be inducted. There’s no guarantee either will be picked, however.

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Easton Corbin Is ‘All Over the Road’ With Next Album

Easton Corbin made history with his gold-selling 2009 self-titled debut album, and now the Florida native returns with his highly-anticipated sophomore set, ‘All Over the Road,’ scheduled to be released Sept. 18.

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Kip Moore Enjoys the Rush of Performing for Crowds That Know His Music

After a whirlwind spring on the road with Billy Currington and David Nail, Kip Moore must be feeling bittersweet about the tour ending. The opportunity to open for both hitmakers was something Moore was especially fired up about.

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Charlie Daniels Reacts to ‘Obamacare’ Healthcare Mandate

News that the Supreme Court upheld the national healthcare mandate — dubbed Obamacare — has angered some, delighted others and left a few country artists worried about the future of the United States. Charlie Daniels was quick to speak his mind on Twitter Thursday morning.

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Eric Church Dishes on Speaking His Mind, Cone Breasts and Which Artists He’d Still Wait in Line to See

Country music fans like Eric Church for more than just his music. While it’s admirable that in a world of processed, overdone soun the 35-year-old singer-songwriter has built a career from the ground up, it’s really his raw, rebellious side that many are drawn to. As we learned earlier this year, Church has no qualms about speaking his mind — even when it gets him in trouble. But that’s far from a bad thing.

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Brantley Gilbert Named Country Music’s Most Eligible Bachelor

He’s 27-years-old — a Capricorn with hazel eyes and a propensity for adding “Sir” or “Ma’am” to the end of sentences. Brantley Gilbert loves his fans, his mama and a Pit bull named Alley, who he rescued from abusive owners before one of his shows in Macon, Ga. Don’t let the soft southern accent or big heart fool you, however. Gilbert isn’t a pushover. He’ll fight for his family, his friends and his music when he has to. For these reasons, Taste of Country readers named the ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do’ hitmaker country music’s most eligible bachelor. 

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Luke Bryan Brings ‘Drunk on You’ to No. 1 on Country Singles Chart

Luke Bryan has done it again! The singer has topped the Country Singles chart this week with his latest release, ‘Drunk on You.’ The tune is Bryan’s second consecutive No. 1 song, following a previous hit that he co-wrote with the Peach Pickers, ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End.’

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George Jones ‘Feeling Great’ Following Hospitalization, Ready to Hit the Road

After a handful of health scares this year, George Jones has been given the green light to hit the road once again. The legend’s wife, Nancy, took to Facebook to share the good news with Jones’ legions of loyal followers.

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Faith Hill Joins Tim McGraw Onstage During Brothers of the Sun Show in Nashville

Everyone at LP Field was thinking it on Saturday night (June 23), wondering if Faith Hill would be joining husband Tim McGraw onstage during his performance as part of the Brothers of the Sun Tour, also featuring Kenny Chesney. When McGraw announced more than halfway into his set that he had a “special surprise” just for the Nashville crowd and began to sing the beginning of his duet with Hill, ‘I Need You,’ nobody had to wonder any longer.

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