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Top 40 Country Songs – July 2012

Only two songs from the Top 5 of last month’s Top 40 Country Songs list made the July 2012 version. That goes to show how quickly a new song can gain and lose favor with country music fans. The monthly list is compiled using chart and sales data, as well as reader feedback and staff opinions.

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Nathan Blankenship, The Kenny Chesney Look-a-Like, To Get Refund

Just days ago a Kenny Chesney fan, Nathan Blankenship, was thrown out of a concert for looking too much like the country superstar.  He is now receiving a full refund and apology from the stars camp.

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Rick Diamond / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Who Do You Want to Write a New National Anthem? — Survey of the Day

Francis Scott Key, who was a lawyer and an amateur poet, wrote the lyrics to ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 1814. While nobody is suggesting our national anthem should be replaced, if it was it would probably be done by more of a singer-songwriter type.

But which one?

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 18 – George Strait, Tina Fey and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

George Strait
Age: 60
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: A slew of country hits including ‘Fool Hearted Memory,’ ‘Ocean Front Property,’ ‘She’ll Leave You with a Smile’ and ‘You’ll Be There,’ dozens of industry awards, holding the record for the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Country charts, and holding the record for most No. 1 albums, gold albums, and platinum albums in the history of country music

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This Day in History for May 18 – Napoleon Becomes Emperor and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French (More info)

1896 – The US Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” is constitutional (More info)

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Gloriana Set to Perform in Upcoming ‘The Bachelorette’ Episode

Like we told you earlier this year, rising country trio Gloriana will perform their latest hit, ‘(Kissed You) Good Night’ on the May 21 episode of the hit reality show, ‘The Bachelorette.’ The band is set to serenade the newest Bachelorette Emily Maynard and her love-driven hopefuls during a unique one-on-one date segment.

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Sugarland Fan Critically Injured at Indiana State Fair Returns Home

Through all the media scrutiny surrounding the pending lawsuit against Sugarland, a spark of positivity has surfaced. Nine months after the tragic Indiana State Fair stage collapse, which killed 7 and injured dozens on August 13, 2011, one of the most critically injured concert-goers is preparing to return home after an intense round of rehabilitation.

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Courtesy of Valory Music Co.
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Thomas Rhett Shows Playful Side in New ‘Something to Do With My Hands’ Video

Newcomer Thomas Rhett is charming, talented and not bad on the eyes — and all of those great traits are showcased in his brand new music video for ‘Something to Do With My Hands.’

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Young Leukemia Patient and Entire Hospital Perform Moving Kelly Clarkson Lip Dub

A young cancer patient has turned his battle with leukemia into a heartfelt, inspirational video. Published to YouTube over the weekend, this moving tribute to young people fighting cancer has gone already gone viral with more than 250,000 views.

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Lady Antebellum Debut New Single ‘Wanted You More’ During ‘The Voice’ Finale

Lady Antebellum took the Hollywood stage on ‘The Voice’ Tuesday night, and left to a standing ovation from the live studio audience after singing their new single ‘Wanted You More.’ The power-ballad featured Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley dramatically pleading with each other in a way their loyal fans have become familiar with.

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Lady Antebellum, ‘Wanted You More’ – Song Review

The power behind the punch of Lady Antebellum‘s sophomore album has withered away to little more than a slap to the cheek with the group’s fourth single ‘Wanted You More.’ The best songs from ‘Own the Night’ have already been issued as singles, and while hope remains for a late surge (‘Cold as Stone’ or ‘Friday Night’ perhaps), this new offering is more style than substance.

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Eli Young Band Thank Fans With Free Songs

Eli Young Band have literally seen their career catapult onto center stage in the past few months. After their single ‘Crazy Girl’ became their first No.1 hit, the four-man country outfit snagged an ACM Award for Song of the Year with the same smash hit, making an underdog story to be remembered. But even in the face of so many great things at once, the guys are not about to forget who it was that helped them get to this point.

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