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Taste of Country’s Brad Paisley and Kristen Kelly Flyaway Contest Winner Announced

Later this monthm Terri Gamble of Wichita Falls, Texas will be on a plane heading to West Palm Beach, Florida. The 27-year-old Taste of Country reader has won a flyaway to see Kristen Kelly, Brad Paisley and more at the Curzan Ampitheatre. And because we love our readers, her trip for two comes loaded with extras.

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Brantley Gilbert Coming To East Texas! [VIDEO]

Usually when you hear of country singers that are constantly selling out venues, you think of George Strait, Kenny Chesney, or Taylor Swift...add Brantley Gilbert to the list.

Although Gilbert has just one top 20 song to his singing credit, he has been selling out venues - quickly - all across the South...and he's coming to town!

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Brad Paisley on Carrie Underwood – ‘I Don’t Think There’s a Better Singer Than Her’

Taste of Country got an exclusive interview with Brad Paisley this week, in which, among other things, the country superstar talks about how Carrie Underwood has become his go-to duet partner.

"She’s probably pretty much my first choice to sing with when it comes to a duet with a woman like that. I mean, we just sort of share the same values and get along that well," Paisley tells Taste of Country. "I just don’t think there’s a better singer than her, so it’s sort of selfish to be able to sing with her and perform."

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Mel McDaniel Dead At 68 After Long Battle With Cancer

Sad  news to report today as Grand 'Ol Opry member and legendary artist Mel McDaniel passed away yesterday after an extended battle with cancer.

McDaniel was born in 1942 in Checotah, Oklahoma...the same town that produced Carrie Un

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What Are The Top 100 Drinking Songs Of All Time?

I've been working in country radio since 1979 and have heard my share of great country drinking songs...but what would be the top drinking songs of all time?

Gary Stewart must have a song or two in there, certainly George Jones as well. 

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George Strait Giveaway Winner Announced

A few weeks ago we teamed up with Taste of Country.com to give you a chance to win tickets to see George Strait's concert in Lubbock, plus backstage passes and an autographed guitar from King George.

In order to enter the contest, you needed to post a video of you singing George Strait's Troubadour.

It's time to announce the winner.  

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Randy Houser’s Bus Catches Fire [VIDEO]

If you caught our Music News Minute from Taste of Country.com today or heard our interview with Jimmy Carter, you probably know about the misfortune that Randy Houser had in South Carolina.

Randy was getting ready for a concert when his tour bus caught fire. Luckily nobody was injured, but the bus and many of its contents sustained heavy damage.

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Blake And Miranda’s Wedding Date Set

The guessing game is finally over. Taste of Country reports that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have officially announced that their her wedding date has been set for May 14. The wedding will take place somewhere in Oklahoma, and earlier this year, they revealed that Neal McCoy will be performing at the reception.

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Country Music Grammy Nominees

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and a few country artists are nominated for some huge awards in multiple genre categories, including Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum.

Check out the full list from taste of Country below after the bump.

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Wanna Meet George Strait?

On Saturday, March 26th, George Strait will be in concert in Lubbock, Texas.  Not only can you win tickets to the show, but you'll also go backstage to meet King George and you'll come away with an autographed guitar.

Plus, you'll also get hotel accommodations and airfare.  How do you win? Just sing... 

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South Texas Cowboy John Wayne Schulz Is On To Hollywood

Did you get a chance to catch John Wayne Schulz from Karnes City, TX wow the judges last night on American Idol on FOX?  There are recording executives in Nashville that are saying they don't care how we does in Hollywood, they'll be happy to sign him to a record deal on the spot

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Ronnie Dunn’s New Song Spotlight

Brooks & Dunn finished their last rodeo tour just a few months ago, but Ronnie Dunn, the driving force of the vocals of the award winning duo, has come out with his first single as a solo artist.

Find out what Ronnie has to say about the song and listen to the song after the bump. 

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