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This Day in History for April 10 – ASPCA Founded and More

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

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, is founded (More info)

1874 – The first Arbor Day results in over 1 million trees being planted (More info)

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Sugarland Allowed to Give Video Deposition in Indiana State Fair Case

Lawyers for both sides agreed that Sugarland could give their deposition in lawsuits stemming from last August’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair offsite, via video. The band will sit down to record next week in Charleston, W.V.

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Rascal Flatts Say New ‘Changed’ Album Represents the Band Well

Change is the air. Yesterday, we reported that Rascal Flatts renamed their 2012 tour for the sake of their eighth album release. Today (April 3), the new album — ‘Changed’ — is available in stores. If there was any doubt that the veteran country rockers have experienced quite a few changes in the past few years, bass guitarist Jay DeMarcus expels them.

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Favorite Reality Singing Competition – Readers Poll

A growing number of country stars have benefited from appearances on reality television shows. Scotty McCreery and Carrie Underwood are the most obvious, but Blake Shelton, John Rich, Miranda Lambert and Casey James are a few others who’ve been on ‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ or ‘Nashville Star.’ Others like Steel Magnolia came from ‘Can You Duet,’ and more — like Billy Ray Cyrus — have judged their fair share of contestants.

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Rascal Flatts Rename 2012 Tour to Support ‘Changed’ Album

A few weeks ago, we announced Rascal Flatts’ American Band Tour dates. But as of today, the American Band Tour is no more. But fear not, ticketholders! Rascal Flatts will still be delivering their great get-down country tunes this year — they’ve just changed the tour name to the Farmers Insurance Presents Changed Tour. The tour’s new name honors the band’s eighth studio album release by the same name.

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Celebrity Birthdays for April 2 – Emmylou Harris, Christopher Meloni and More

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

Emmylou Harris
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Winning 12 Grammys during her legendary country/bluegrass career, which includes the No. 1 singles ‘Together Again,’ ‘Beneath Still Waters’ and ‘(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date,’ the soundtrack to ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and her best-selling collaborative album with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, ‘Trio,’ and writing and working with dozens of other musicians

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Little Big Town’s ACM Awards Performance to Spread Child Hunger Ends Here Message

Little Big Town will take the Las Vegas stage at the 47th annual ACM Awards with a song and a message. By performing a song called ‘Here’s Hope’ on the April 1 CBS telecast, they’ll be helping to end child hunger.

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Celebrity Birthdays for March 26 – Mariah Carey, Fergie and More

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

Mariah Carey
Age: 42
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Selling in excess of 200 million records worldwide and charting dozens of singles including ‘Vision of Love,’ ‘Hero’ and ‘One Sweet Day,’ suffering a very public physical and emotional breakdown in 2001, her marriage to actor and TV personality Nick Cannon, and her recent hilariously loopy appearances as a pitchwoman on HSN

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What Is The Least Favorite Genre Of Music?

Of course this all boils down to opinion, and that’s what we want to find out. What is the least favorite kind of music that people listen to. Many people try to find the favorite music of the people, we are flipping that coin.

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Steel Magnolia Slated to Play 2012 ACM Experience, May Not Be Broken Up

At the beginning of this year, the buzz was that engaged Steel Magnolia partners Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones were parting ways professionally and potentially in their relationship as well. But now, the country duo — who are currently nominated for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year — are slated to play the ACM Experience, which will be held March 30-April 1 in Las Vegas. And this announcement seems to have put rumors to rest… for a little while.

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Rosehill, ‘Sunday’ – Song Review

The new single from Texas duo Rosehill aims at being the fun, let loose sort of jam that one can’t wait to hear live. But ‘Sunday’ doesn’t quite get there. Blake Myers and Mitch McBain seem to be holding back, and unfortunately, the quality of their vocals suffer.

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Skylar Laine ‘Brings Country to Whitney Houston’ on ‘American Idol’

Ever since we first met Skylar Laine, her ‘American Idol‘ performances have exploded like rock-infused country music firecrackers. She stomps around the stage, with a spring in her step and a twang in her voice like a mini Reba. While we love when she does her thang, it was time for us to see and hear something different and new from her.

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