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Cory Stromblad

Cory Stromblad's passion for country music spurred his decision to move to Nashville in 2003 to study the music industry at Belmont University. After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts minor, Cory began his career as the Creative Office Manager for Tom-Leis Music, as well as a personal management assistant for Lyric Street Recording artist Sarah Buxton. In 2011, Cory began working with AOL Music as a writer for The Boot, before signing on as a freelance writer for Taste of Country in 2012.
Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift Sells More Than a Million Albums in a Week for the Second Time

As predicted by many industry insiders, Taylor Swift has accomplished what no other female artist in SoundScan history has been able to do -- sell more than one million copies of an album in a 7-day period... twice. The 'Begin Again' singer claims her biggest career milestone after scanning a staggering 1,208,000 copies of 'Red,' her highly-praised fourth studio album.

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American Idol Season 12

When Does ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Start?

Keith Urban has been getting his hands dirty recently, searching for the the nation's foremost raw talent (and extinguishing diva flame wars between his fellow celebrity judges), and it's about time for fans to tune in on the action. So, when does 'American Idol' Season 12 start?

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Toby Keith
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Toby Keith Says ‘Hell No’ to Attending the 2012 CMA Awards

Fans hoping to catch a performance by Toby Keith during the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony can think again. The often outspoken singer has given the long-standing country music establishment the proverbial middle finger, blatantly refusing to attend the event despite a nomination in the Music Video of the Year category for 'Red Solo Cup.'

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Alabama, Big Rich, Romney, Meat Loaf
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Big & Rich, Alabama’s Randy Owen Pledge Mitt Romney Support With Interesting Performance of ‘America the Beautiful’

Big & Rich and Alabama frontman Randy Owen's rendition of 'America the Beautiful' may not have been a vocal masterpiece, but the country crooners were able to get Mitt Romney supporters on their feet this week. Joined by classic rock singer Meat Loaf, the group's collective performance of the patriotic tune followed a political support rally for the Presidential Republican candidate at an Ohio high school on Thursday.

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T.G. Sheppard
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T.G. Sheppard Still in Critical Condition With Progressing Bladder Infection

T.G. Sheppard's prognosis seems to be far more serious than first speculated, according to official statements made by the country legend's vigilant wife, singer-songwriter Kelly Lang. Lang took to Facebook yesterday (Oct. 16) to update the 'Devil in a Bottle' singer's loyal fans on his condition after he was admitted to a Nashville hospital for a bladder infection.

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Jason Aldean
Christopher Polk

Jason Aldean Takes the ‘Good With the Bad’ Regarding Recent Infidelity Scandal

Jason Aldean's infidelity scandal is no doubt a hot topic of conversation for the country superstar as he embarks on a national media campaign to promote the release of his latest studio album, 'Night Train,' though it's probably a conversation he wants to avoid.

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Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson Reflects on a Decade of Success With ‘Greatest Hits’ Album

Kelly Clarkson is celebrating the major milestone of 10 successful years as a recording artist with the release of 'Greatest Hits - Chapter 1,' the first hits compilation package from the very first winner of 'American Idol.' The album, which features the first radio single, 'Catch My Breath,' will be available in stores and at all digital retailers just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Toby Keith, Hillary Scott
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Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum + More Set to Headline 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival

The anticipation for the 2013 Stagecoach Festival -- California's largest live country music event -- is sky-high, with promoters already announcing the star-studded lineup to give fans ample time to make the appropriate accommodations to attend the popular three-day event. Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley are set to co-headline Stagecoach 2013, which is scheduled to take place April 26-28 at its traditional stomping grounds in Indio, California.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood Admits a Love of Country Music’s Big Hair Tradition

Carrie Underwood has evolved from fresh-faced college co-ed to country music fashion maven since first bursting on the scene after winning 'American Idol' in 2005. Even with the pressure of adapting to the current trends in fashion, the gorgeous superstar believes that there is one tradition that will never go out of style: big hair.

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