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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Write a CMA-Nominated Song

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Write a CMA-Nominated Song

Originally posted 11/04/2014 05:30PM

Back in the 1970s, Nashville outlaw David Allan Coe famously said that the "perfect country and western song" had to include five things: Mama, trains, trucks, prison and getting drunk.

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New Artist Nominee Thomas Rhett Shares His Musical Moments

CMA New Artist Nominee Thomas Rhett Shares His Musical Moments

Originally posted 11/04/2014 10:15AM

Each day leading up to this week's CMA Awards, PEOPLE will feature one of the five CMA new artist of the year nominees sharing thoughts on his or her favorite music and memorable musical moments.

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Cole Swindell's Confession: I Love Maroon 5

CMA New Artist Nominee Cole Swindell Shares His Musical Moments

Originally posted 11/03/2014 04:15PM

Each day leading up to next week's CMA Awards, PEOPLE will feature one of the five CMA new artist of the year nominees sharing thoughts on his or her favorite music and memorable musical moments.

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Kip Moore: Why Coldplay Helps Me Sleep at Night

UpdatePosted 11/02/2014 08:00AM

CMA New Artist Nominee Kip Moore Shares His Musical Moments

Originally posted 10/31/2014 12:00PM

Each day leading up to next week's CMA Awards, PEOPLE will feature one of the five CMA new artist of the year nominees sharing thoughts on his or her favorite music and memorable musical moments.

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CMA Awards Countdown: Keith Urban Picks the Best Album of the Year (Ever!)

Originally posted 10/31/2014 08:00AM

With the CMA Awards less than one 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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Ladies Listen Up: Brett Eldredge Shares Some Pretty Cute Secrets | Brett Eldredge

UpdatePosted 10/30/2014 06:50PM

CMA New Artist Nominee Brett Eldredge Shares His Musical Milestones

Originally posted 10/30/2014 01:00PM

Each day leading up to next week's CMA Awards, PEOPLE will feature one of the five CMA new artist of the year nominees sharing thoughts on his or her favorite music and memorable musical moments.

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CMA Awards Countdown: Eric Church Picks the Best Album of the Year (Ever!)

Originally posted 10/30/2014 08:00AM

With the CMA Awards less than 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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Get to Know CMA New Artist Nominee Brandy Clark – Really Well!

CMA New Artist Nominee Brandy Clark Shares Her Musical Milestones

Originally posted 10/29/2014 04:00PM

Each day leading up to next week's CMA Awards, PEOPLE will feature one of the five CMA new artist of the year nominees sharing thoughts on his or her favorite music and memorable musical moments.

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UpdatePosted 10/29/2014 08:05AM

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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CMA Awards Countdown: Dierks Bentley Picks the Best Album of the Year (Ever!)

Originally posted 10/28/2014 08:05AM

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

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