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Why Is Dierks Bentley Afraid of Long Speeches at the ACMs

Dierks Bentley Is Afraid of Long Speeches at the ACMs – Here's Why

Originally posted 04/06/2014 02:10PM

Forgive Dierks Bentley if he's looks relieved when winner's keep their speeches short at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Hey, Blake! Miranda's Says She's Leaving All the Hosting Duties to You | Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Happy to Leave Awards Show Hosting to Husband Blake Shelton

Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:30AM

Blake Shelton has a gift that, by her own admission, his wife, Miranda Lambert, just doesn't have.

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Just How Is Country Star Lee Brice Romantic 'Every Single Night'?

Lee Brice Is Romantic 'Every Single Night'

Originally posted 04/05/2014 05:45PM

Lee Brice is not only a crooner as a single, he's quite a gentleman in the bedroom. No, it's not what you think.

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Dan + Shay: 5 Things to Know About Country's Hot New Duo

UpdatePosted 04/04/2014 04:45PM

Dan + Shay: 5 Things to Know About Country's Hot New Duo

Originally posted 04/03/2014 05:10PM

Dan + Shay are on a roll, to say the least.

The newest faces on the country scene – the super-talented (and really easy on the eyes) Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney – met and started writing songs together just 16 months ago. You wouldn't know it from their already impressive catalog, though: the prolific pair has written more than 90 songs, and one, "19 You + Me," is already a bonafide hit single. Meanwhile, Dan + Shay's debut album, Where It All Began, hit stores this week, and the pair might just take home the ACM award for vocal duo of the year this Sunday. Whew!

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FIRST LOOK: Watch Sheryl Crow's New Music Video | Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow

UpdatePosted 04/03/2014 08:00PM

FIRST LOOK: Watch Sheryl Crow's New Music Video

Originally posted 04/03/2014 03:00PM



Sheryl Crow may say she's feeling lonely, but from the looks of her new video, the feeling won't last for long.

In "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely," the singer/songwriter is in fine form, jamming with her band in a live performance while working a slinky leather vest and matching pants (yep, she's 52).

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Kip Moore Admits His Career Has 'Hindered' Relationships

UpdatePosted 04/03/2014 11:45AM

Kip Moore Admits His Career Has 'Hindered' Relationships

Originally posted 04/03/2014 08:30PM

Kip Moore says relationships aren't really on his radar at the moment – he's all about his career right now.

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See the Full Star-Studded ACM Awards Lineup Here First

ACM Awards Talent Lineup for Sunday Reaches for the Stars

Originally posted 04/02/2014 11:20AM

Hold on to your cowboy hats – the star-studded list of performers and presenters has been announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday, April 6.

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Kellie Pickler Excited to 'Play' in Vegas Before the ACM Awards

Kellie Pickler Excited to 'Play' in Vegas Before the ACM Awards

Originally posted 04/01/2014 03:00PM

Kellie Pickler has a confession: She hasn't really had the chance to put the 'sin' in Sin City.

"I've never been able to go to Vegas and be a tourist," she tells PEOPLE. "Every time I go, I never get to go and play. I hope to get to do that soon – just go and watch a show."

Hopefully that'll be the case this weekend, when the songstress attends the ACM Awards with husband Kyle Jacobs, who's nominated for single record of the year for producing Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck." "I'm a huge fan of the song," she shares. "I remember Kyle playing it for me when he first found that song for Lee, and I was like, 'This is going to be a big song.' So I'll definitely be in his corner [on Sunday]."

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Luke Bryan Is the Kevin Bacon of Country's Gang of Georgia Boys

Luke Bryan Is the Kevin Bacon of Country's Gang of Georgia Boys

Originally posted 03/31/2014 09:00AM

More than any other genre save rap, country music artists love working together. Whether through touring together, writing songs for each other, or even throwing a pal a verse or two, no group is closer than country's new gang of Georgia boys. These fellas bring a raucous brand of party rock to the Nashville scene. 

Whether they're stars like Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard, or up-and-comers like Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Brantley Gilbert, these Georgians are making their home state proud. But at the center of it all is Leesburg's own Luke Bryan, the co-host of April 6's ACM awards. In advance of the ceremony, explore the ties that bind these Peach State superstars.

See PEOPLE's infographic below, and read on for more details on every connection.

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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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