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How Taylor Swift Taught David Nail About Touring

UpdatePosted 09/17/2014 03:20PM

How Taylor Swift Taught David Nail About Touring

Originally posted 09/17/2014 01:00PM

Coming back to work after a little time off isn't easy for anyone.

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So, What Really Inspired Carrie Underwood's Hit 'Last Name'? | Carrie Underwood

UpdatePosted 05/07/2014 06:30PM

So, What Really Inspired Carrie Underwood's Hit 'Last Name'?

Originally posted 05/07/2014 04:30PM

For their fifth annual We're All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville on Tuesday, Keith Urban and Vince Gill decided to have a little fun with their fellow artists.

Instead of just having them perform their hits, they asked that each of the country stars singing in the show recount the stories behind their songs. "Fans love to hear the story behind the song, and country music is all about stories," Gill told PEOPLE Country. "I love the theme this year."

However, Carrie Underwood wasn't so sure.

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Big in '94: Music Stars of the 1990s Are Rocking the 2014 ACM Awards | Blues Traveler, Darius Rucker, Jewel, Sheryl Crow

Big in '94: Music Stars of the 1990s Are Still Rocking at the 2014 ACM Awards

Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:35PM

Miranda Lambert. The Band Perry. Brad Paisley. This year's ACM Awards are dominated by powerhouse performances from country's new guard. But among these fresh faces, we also see a special sect of entertainers: Hitmakers of the 1990s.

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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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Luke Bryan & Darius Rucker Sing 'Jingle Bells'

Luke Bryan & Darius Rucker Sing 'Jingle Bells'

Originally posted 12/19/2013 03:00PM

Watch this country version of the Christmas hit

WATCH IT!

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How Did Brad Paisley Prank Darius Rucker? | Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker

Brad Paisley Surprises Darius Rucker – with Grand Ole Opry Honor

Originally posted 10/03/2012 08:45AM

This wasn't the first time Darius Rucker was pranked by Brad Paisley. But Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry marked the first time one of Paisley's stunts moved him to tears – of joy – and had the audience leaping to its feet.

Midway through his set as the final act on the weekly Tuesday night Opry show, Rucker, 46, good-naturedly replied yes when the announcer asked if he would be open to some questions from the audience, and took queries from two female fans.

Then Opry manager Pete Fisher allowed one more question, and a man in a white hat stood up and grabbed the wireless mike. When the audience recognized Paisley, they burst into delighted applause, and Rucker and his band broke out laughing.

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Taylor Swift Helps Raise Millions for Nashville Flood Relief

Taylor Swift Helps Raise Millions for Nashville Flood Relief

Originally posted 05/07/2010 12:55PM

Taylor Swift reached deep into her pockets to help raise money for Nashville flood victims.

The country star, 20, donated $500,000 to flood relief, calling into a star-studded telethon Thursday on a local NBC affiliate station that raised more than $1.7 million.

"It was the craziest thing that I’ve ever seen,” Swift said on the telethon. "I was at my house in Hendersonville, we were staring out the window, thinking it didn't seem like rain. It just seemed like something in a movie. It was really emotional for me because those are the streets I learned to drive on. People's houses are just ruined. It was so heartbreaking to see that in my town, the place that I call home, and the place that I feel most safe. I just send my love to my friends and neighbors who got hit harder than I did."

Swift wasn't the only star to lend their support (and voice) to the event. Vince Gill hosted the telethon, and Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Darius Rucker performed, worked the phones and pitched in their own donations, too.

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INSIDE STORY: At Home with Country's Biggest Stars!

INSIDE STORY: At Home with Country's Biggest Stars!

Originally posted 08/07/2009 09:00AM

Ever wonder what happens behind closed doors at your favorite stars' homes? Well, settle in, because PEOPLE Country is giving you a peek into the places your favorite stars call home.

• Reba McEntire likes to enjoy hot days in Nashville at her 14,000-acre house with a good glass of sweet tea. "We [McEntire and husband/manager Narvel Blackstock] love it here," she tells PEOPLE. "The beauty of it. It's just so green. It's magical."

• Darius Rucker, who lives in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, shares that his favorite spot is his TV room, which holds six flat screen TVs. "This is where I relax," says the star, whose new single "Alright" went to No. 1 on the country chart this week, adding "You can watch almost all the NFL games at once!"

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Darius Rucker Is 'Blown Away' Opening for Brad Paisley

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Darius Rucker Is 'Blown Away' Opening for Brad Paisley

Originally posted 01/27/2009 12:00PM

Since making a successful transition from pop to country music, Darius Rucker has played small venues around the country. But after seeing Brad Paisley's show in front of 12,000 fans last year, he just had to join in on the fun.

"I saw him play in Charleston (S.C.), and I was really blown away by him," Rucker, 42, told CMT.com. "Actually, on the way home from that show, I called my management and said, 'I don't care what it costs me. I want to go out with Brad for a little while.' "

It helped that Rucker was already pals with the other opening act on the Paisley Party Tour, Dierks Bentley, 34, whom he calls "incredible."

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