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2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Logan Mize

The multitalented Logan Mize crept onto the country scene recently after getting a hit on SiriusXM's The Highway and appearing in a commercial with Hayden Panettiere and several other TV spots. Now the talk around Mize is building.

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Keith Urban Reveals ‘Somewhere in My Car’ Lyric Video – Exclusive Premiere

Hailing from his 'Fuse' album, Keith Urban's 'Somewhere in My Car' lyric video is a moody and melancholy backdrop to an uptempo song.

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Wille Nelson, ‘The Wall’ – Exclusive Acoustic Performance [Video]

Attention Willie Nelson fans! The singer's newest studio album 'Band of Brothers' will street June 17, but in the meantime, to whet your appetite, here's an exclusive acoustic performance of one of his new songs 'The Wall.'

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Taylor Swift Explains Why You’ll Never See Her Without Red Lipstick

Taylor Swift loves a red lip, and is rarely seen without it. Whether she's onstage, on the red carpet, or hanging out with her friends, the starlet is wearing her signature scarlet lipstick. While it's quite the fashion statement there's another reason the 24-year-old slicks her lips in red.

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Gary Allan’s ‘Set You Free’ Named Best Album of 2013 at Taste of Country Awards

Gary Allan and Blake Shelton battled for most of the one-month voting period, but in the end, fans of the California-raised country singer would not be denied. Allan's 'Set You Free' was named the Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards.

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Meghan Linsey, ‘Counting Stars’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

As a solo artist, Meghan Linsey is difficult to label. Her countrified version of OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ is country like duo the Civil Wars is country. Technically, it’s true. But the song -- and yes, this is an overused phrase -- is like nothing else on country radio.

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Chris Young’s ‘Aw Naw’ Named Video of the Year at 2014 Taste of Country Awards

Fans have named Chris Young's 'Aw Naw' video the Video of the Year at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards! The clip beat out nine others, including the CMA-winning video for 'Highway Don't Care.' 

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Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift + Blake Shelton Lead 2014 Taste of Country Awards

Time is running out to decide the 2014 Taste of Country Awards winners. With less than three weeks to go, none of the eight, fan-voted categories is turning into a blowout win for Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift or Blake Shelton. Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw are also making strong showings, but it's the newcomers that are really battling. Hundreds of thousands of votes have been cast, but this contest promises to go all the way to the February 11 deadline. 

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ToC Encore: Trace Adkins’ Rehab Trip Spotlights Country Music’s Drinking Problem

Earlier this week, Trace Adkins announced a second stint in an alcohol rehabilitation facility. He fell off the wagon during a cruise he was set to headline. It was his first taste of alcohol in over a decade -- since his last stay in rehab in 2002. While the singer seems to be taking full ownership of what happened on that boat, the incident shines a light on something not talked about very often. 

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ToC Encore: What You Can Learn From Country Tour Announcements

Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen have announced their summer tour plans, and many more will surely follow in the coming weeks. If you’re paying attention, you can learn a little more than just where an artist will be, and they'll be there. Taste of Country’s Billy Dukes explains how you can find out a lot about your favorite artist by looking at the schedule.

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