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Hunter Hayes’ Single ‘Wanted’ Goes Gold

Hunter Hayes‘ latest single, ‘Wanted,’ has obviously been, well, “wanted” by many. It has just been certified gold for digital download sales exceeding 500,000 copies, marking the first gold-selling single in the 20-year-old’s career.

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Hank Williams, Jr. Understands the Working Man’s Plight in ‘That Ain’t Good’ Video

Hank Williams, Jr.‘s latest release, ‘That Ain’t Good,’ is one for working men and women all over the country. With a bluesy country sound that beckons back to Williams’ heyday as the rowdy king of country in the ’80s, the lead single off of Jr.’s upcoming ‘Old School, New Rules’ album is an honest-to-goodness blue collar tune. The music video for ‘That Ain’t Good,’ and it will strike a chord with everyone who has ever gotten fed up at work.

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Tim McGraw Shares What Makes America a Great Place to Live

There’s no day quite like the Fourth of July to make Americans reflect on the freedoms and gifts we too often take for granted as citizens of the U.S.A. And nobody salutes the red, white and blue quite as often or as seriously as country music stars. In light of this year’s Independence Day, longtime country music king Tim McGraw paused to reflect on what makes America a great place to live.

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Scotty McCreery’s Songwriting Is ‘Definitely Growing’ as He Works on Sophomore Album

The one thing lacking on Scotty McCreery‘s debut album, ‘Clear as Day,’ is anything penned by the young star. But with his sophomore project, McCreery hopes to change that.

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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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