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New Music to Know: Mary Sarah Goes From Kidz Bop to the Grand Ole Opry

Mary Sarah got her start with kidz, and is now working with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on her album ‘Bridges.’ She talks to us about connecting with her elders, the sage advice she was given, and what songs not to listen to in the car (because they will make you weep).

07/10/2014

Miranda Lambert, George Jones, the Judds (credits: Ethan Miller/Hulton Archive/David Mcnew/Getty Images)

10 Country Songs About Nostalgia and The Good Ol’ Days

From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.

06/18/2014

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Trending Today: Country Stars All Over Television Tonight

** Lady Antebellum is trending today as they’re set to debut their latest, ‘Bartender,’ on the American Idol finale tomorrow night on Fox, starting at 7. Charles told Country Aircheck, “I think it’s always cool […]

05/20/2014

Merle Haggard (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Country Clichés Unraveled: ‘Mama Tried’

In our new series Country Cliches Unraveled, Radio.com takes a look at common subjects that have populated country songs for decades. This week, the subject is mothers.

05/09/2014

Suzy Bogguss

Interview: Suzy Bogguss Talks Merle Haggard and Her New Album ‘Lucky’

“Merle’s stuff is so incredibly personal,” Bogguss told Radio.com. “You believe every word he’s saying.”

05/05/2014

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Country Countdown USA: Eric Church Talks ACM Confetti Blast

Confetti and Merle Haggard just don’t mix. See what Eric Church had to say about the ACM opener here.

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Toby Keith accepts USO award onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)

Toby Keith Performs To Honor The Troops & They Surprise Him With An Honor

Last night Toby Keith performed for the taping of “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops,” which will air on May 20th at 8PM on CBS. The 3 hour plus special was coming to […]

04/08/2014

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10 ACM Awards Moments You Didn’t See On TV

Radio.com was in Las Vegas, at the ACM Party for a Cause, on the red carpet, at the awards show and in the press room covering the event. Here are 10 things that CBS didn’t show you on television.

04/07/2014

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The Best Moments of the 2014 ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music’s 49th Annual Awards were broadcast out of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas again this year, with special performances in nearby Mandalay Bay. Here are the biggest moments from the show.

04/06/2014

Jason Aldean, Merle Haggard tribute album going where the lonely go

Hear Jason Aldean Pay Tribute to Merle Haggard with ‘Going Where the Lonely Go’

“My dad was a big Merle Haggard fan, I just remember him playing this song a lot as a kid,” Aldean said. “So given a chance to in and be part of [this tribute], I wanted to do a song that meant something to me.”

03/31/2014

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