Kip Moore Talks Christmas Traditions, Future Family

December 17, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of KipMoore.net. Kip Moore is enjoying some downtime after finalizing his 2015 tour dates last week. He plans to do some surfing, taking a break from the waves only to celebrate Christmas. One of Moore’s favorite traditions was going fishing with his brothers and their father, until his father passed away a couple of years ago. Another favorite ritual was watching Christmas movies as a family. Top 10 Country Christmas Songs » &
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7 Easy, DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

December 16, 2014 | news
If the holidays crept up on you this year, don’t worry. We found seven easy, DIY holiday decorating ideas for last-minute decorators. These festive handmade trimmings don’t require much effort or many materials. In fact, you can make most of them with items you already have at home! Keep reading for inspiration. 1. Create a festive banner with sparkly gold letters, a strip of burlap webbing and fresh greenery, berries and pine cones
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Maddie & Tae Make History

December 16, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy facebook.com/maddieandtae. Maddie & Tae may still be teenagers, but their youth hasn’t stopped them from making history. They are closing out 2014 by celebrating their first No.1 single and Gold certification for “Girl In A Country Song.” The pair is only the second female duo to debut at No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS charts, with The Wreckers being the first, in 2006 for “Leave The Pieces.” Maddie & Tae are also
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Dollywood Presents the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

December 15, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of dollywood.com For a magical Christmas spectacle full of lights, seasonal music and festive fun, head to the Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. The event lasts through Jan. 3 and features plenty of family-friendly attractions, like Carol of the Trees, Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, Santa’s Workshop and more. The newest installment at the park brings characters from the beloved TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nos
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Luke Bryan Shares Christmas Memories, Traditions

December 15, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/lukebryan 2014 has been the best year of Luke Bryan’s career to date, bringing with it sold-out tours and stadium shows, several No. 1 songs, and a slew of awards, including the trophy for CMA Entertainer of the Year. He also has a loving wife and two healthy boys at home. After such a great year, the only thing he wants this Christmas season is a little bit of down time before kicking off a busy 2015. He’s espe
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Country Stars Support Charities in 2014

December 14, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/santatrain Whether they were volunteering, fundraising or otherwise supporting charitable causes, country stars were generous in 2014. As a reminder that this is the season of giving, here are a few stories Great American Country featured this year. Scotty McCreery recently raised $60,000 at a benefit concert for the 12.14 Foundation, which was established in memory of lives lost in the 2012 Newton, Conn., school
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Country Stars Support Charities in 2014

December 14, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/santatrain Whether they were volunteering, fundraising or otherwise supporting charitable causes, country stars were generous in 2014. As a reminder that this is the season of giving, here are a few stories Great American Country featured this year. Scotty McCreery recently raised $60,000 at a benefit concert for the 12.14 Foundation, which was established in memory of lives lost in the 2012 Newton, Conn., school
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Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow Holiday Duet Inspiration

December 14, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of DariusRucker.com. Darius Rucker found inspiration for his new Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, in a blockbuster film. The project features a duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Sheryl Crow, and while most duets are recorded separately, Rucker and Crow recorded the song together in the studio. “When we got Sheryl to come and do it, and after sitting there with her in the studio right next to each other singing i
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Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow Holiday Duet Inspiration

December 14, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of DariusRucker.com. Darius Rucker found inspiration for his new Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, in a blockbuster film. The project features a duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Sheryl Crow, and while most duets are recorded separately, Rucker and Crow recorded the song together in the studio. “When we got Sheryl to come and do it, and after sitting there with her in the studio right next to each other singing i
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Kenny Chesney Reflects on GRAMMY Nomination

December 13, 2014 | news
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/kennychesney. Kenny Chesney’s latest hit, “American Kids,” has earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Song. The track, featured on his new album, The Big Revival, was cowritten by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Rodney Clawson. Chesney knew it was a special tune, but wasn’t prepared for the impact the song would have. “I knew the second I heard it that I was going to cut ‘American Kids,’” he said
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