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Interview: Justin Moore Remains a Champion of ‘Traditional’ Country Music

One of the Best New Artist nominees at this year’s ACM Awards, Justin Moore has experimented a bit on his three studio albums but always maintained his deep love of traditional country music.

04/02/2014

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Interview: Dan + Shay’s ‘Magical’ Journey to the ACM Awards

“We were just sharing our stories about meeting girls in the summer and that summer love that you had,” Shay said.

04/01/2014

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Behind the Song: Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’

Some songs can take a bit of time to really sink in and win over fans as well as the artists. That wasn’t the case, though, with “Mine Would Be You,” the No. 1 hit from Blake Shelton.

04/01/2014

Blake Shelton, Shakira

Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

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Interview: ACM Award Nominees Thompson Square Remember Their ‘Unexpected’ First Win

“Being told that you’ll never win anything and accepting that in the beginning and then winning Duo of the Year it’s like, ‘What? What just happened?!’ And then being nominated again, it’s just amazing,” Keifer Thompson said.

03/31/2014

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ACM Awards Ceremony to Include Band Perry Performance, Merle Haggard Tribute

The Band Perry will kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single “Chainsaw.” Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard. Who are they? And which fellow Country Hall of Famer will present Haggard with the award?

03/28/2014

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, More Added to ‘Salute the Troops’ TV Special

Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.

03/27/2014

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Behind the Song: Lee Brice’s ‘I Drive Your Truck’

“She couldn’t even say it — she couldn’t say ‘I drive his truck.’ She was like, ‘no, I don’t want to do it today.’ And I was like, ‘oh yeah we are!’”

03/27/2014

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Behind the Song: Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’

Songwriter Chase Rice and both Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line go ‘behind the song’ and talk about the origins of FGL’s first No. 1 hit “Cruise,” which has been nominated for Two ACM Awards.

03/25/2014