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ToC Encore: Country Music Can’t Win at the Super Bowl

Why isn't a country superstar performing during halftime of the Super Bowl? It's a fair question, and one country fans have asked every year since Shania Twain took the stage in 2003. Surely there are stars big enough to draw the nation's interest, right? Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes argues that fans of Nashville's biggest names should actually be grateful for this missed opportunity. 

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ToC Encore: Why Country Women Will Win Big at the Grammys

Sorry, Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw. The big winners at the 2014 Grammys are going to be women. This may not bother the 'Doin' What She Likes' singer, as his wife Miranda Lambert scored multiple nominations and is always a favorite to take home the hardware. Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are other country female nominees for the Jan. 26 ceremony.

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Taste of Country Signed Guitar Auction Raises Over $6K for St. Jude Kids

Taste of Country readers stepped up in a big way for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Bids on a guitar signed by over 70 country stars topped $6,000, with the winner putting down the winning bid of $6,200 to make dreams come true. 

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Thomas Rhett Interview: The Worst Part About Being On The Road So Much

23 year-old Thomas Rhett will be in town in less that 2 weeks for the BIG show! He just recently wrapped up the 'Night Train' tour with Jason Aldean, now he is wrapping up the Taste of Country Christmas Tour.

Because he's been on the road so

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Thomas Rhett Interview: What Is It Like Working With Jason Aldean On The Night Train Tour?

We asked Thomas Rhett during his phone interview what he like more, writing music or performing? He said they are both very different but would much rather be in front of thousands of screaming fans.

He is currently wrapping up the 'Night Train Tour' with Jason A

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Taste of Country Music Festival 2013: 10 Things We Learned From This Year’s Event

The first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival is now behind us. What started as a rainy weekend ended with country music fans spread across the hill, dancing along with songs by Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes and many more. Real estate was difficult to come by for the entire three-day festival, but Saturday's nice weather really packed Hunter Mountain.

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The 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival … By the Numbers!

The 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival began at 6:30PM on June 13 and wrapped at 11:15PM on June 15. In that time, thousands of fans camped out to wait for their favorite singers, duos and trios, or drove hundreds of miles to stay for just one day. No matter how you add it up, the first-ever festival was a success.

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Watch: Blackberry Smoke Share Pre-Show Rituals Before Show at 2013 ToC Fest

Before taking the stage to play the Taste of Country Music Festival on Friday night (June 14), the five men of Blackberry Smoke talked about the burgeoning country music scene in Atlanta and how they take care of their beards.

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Win a Limited Edition 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival Poster

The official 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival poster was a hot item during the first-ever event. With Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and more performing, the keepsake would have been a much-coveted prize even if there were more than 300 posters printed, but there weren't.

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Montgomery Gentry, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch
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Watch a Live Stream of the Taste of Country Music Festival!

The inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival kicks off this week. For those in attendance, that means live performances from Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and many more. If you can't make it -- Hunter Mountain can only hold so many country fans, after all -- you can still watch the fun live, online via a stream from the venue. 

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Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

Women continue to rule the Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown. For a third straight week, a video for a song sung by a female topped the weekly countdown. It was Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' last week, and prior to that, 'American Beautiful' by the Henningsens. Can new clips by Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton or Eric Church best the country superstar? It's up to fans to decide the weekly Top 10.

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Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

Carrie Underwood took the top spot in last week's ToC Top 10 Video Countdown, but not by much. A number of high-profile videos gave 'Two Black Cadillacs' a run for No. 1, as did a few clips from country newcomers like the Henningsens. A new battle to determine the hottest video in country music begins right now. 

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