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CMA Awards Countdown: Luke Bryan Picks the Best Album of the Year (Ever!)

Originally posted 10/29/2014 08:00AM

With the CMA Awards a little over a week away, PEOPLE asked this year's crop of Album of the Year nominees to look back and share their favorite winning albums from the past.

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Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers | Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan

Is Luke Bryan the Next Garth Brooks?: Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers

Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM

The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.

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ACM Awards: Who Rocked the Best Country-Crossover Duet?

Country Music Awards: Who Rocked the Best Country-Crossover Duet?

Originally posted 04/03/2011 10:25PM

At Sunday night's 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, some of the music industry's finest cowgirls, rock stars and pop hit makers pushed genres to the side to make duet magic.

Unexpected mashups aside – who knew Rihanna had twang? – whose performance was the perfect balance? • Brad Paisley and Alabama
Brad Paisley and rockers Alabama brought the spirit of the south – and a gritty guitar jam – to Vegas with their duet, "Old Alabama." Cowboy hats in place, the kings of country kicked off the show on a high note.

Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler
It was a match made in American Idol heaven! Season four Idol winner Carrie Underwood rocked the stage with judge Steven Tyler to her hit "Undo It" and Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way." They each belted into microphones adorned with Tyler's signature scarves and nearly shared a tender smooch – which was, of course, a joke.

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