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George Strait's Final Concert Was a Star-Studded Farewell

Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & More Help George Strait Say Goodbye at Texas Concert

Originally posted 06/08/2014 01:30PM

When George Strait says goodbye, he makes quite the party out of it.

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Grading the Belt Buckles at the 2014 CMT Music Awards

Originally posted 06/04/2014 11:05PM

In her opening monologue at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, host Kristen Bell dedicated a song to the two hottest accessories among the sexy men of country music: belt buckles and moose knuckles, a term we will not even try to explain. (Click the link if you're curious.)

A list of the best moose knuckles of the CMT Awards would be inappropriate, but the best belt buckles? Yeah, that's doable. (It also happens to be the mold for the night's award.)

And if your eyes should wander south … well, don't say we didn't warn you.

Check out the dudes keepin' it country with their big belt buckles below. Who wore it best? That's what our grades are here to tell you.

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Sneak a Peek at Jason Aldean's Hot New Summer Tour

Sneak a Peek at Jason Aldean's Hot New Summer Tour

Originally posted 05/09/2014 11:55AM

This is our kinda party! The country star hits the road for the Burn It Down tour with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr

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Filed Under: Country, Jason Aldean
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Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan Have an Epic Selfie Fail, Spoof Daft Punk | Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan Try to Beat Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars Selfie

Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:00PM

Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan tried to snap a record-breaking selfie at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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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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Jason Aldean Is Dating Kissing-Scandal Partner Brittany Kerr

Jason Aldean Is Dating Kissing-Scandal Partner Brittany Kerr

Originally posted 03/18/2014 12:20PM

Jason Aldean once claimed his fling with Brittany Kerr was in the past. Well, now it's firmly in the present.

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Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Set to Perform at ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Set to Perform at ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/06/2014 07:45AM

They're not only happy to be nominated – they're happy to take the stage and rock out.

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Who Deserves to Win Entertainer of the Year?

CMA Awards 2013: Who Deserves to Win Entertainer of the Year?

Originally posted 11/06/2013 12:15PM

Wednesday is country music's biggest night as the industry's top stars step onto the red carpet and the Nashville stage for the 47th annual CMA Awards.

Up for the show's top honor as entertainer of the year are three male stars, one country icon and one female singer with a penchant for roping her own personal dramas into the lyrics of her songs.

But who will take home the big prize? Take our poll below!

Jason Aldean has had a tough year with a divorce in the works and a recent tour bus accident that killed a man, but the Georgia native's career continues red hot with his latest record, "Night Train."

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Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Strikes and Kills a Man | Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Strikes and Kills a Man

Originally posted 10/28/2013 05:50PM

Jason Aldean's tour bus hit and killed a man on an Indiana highway early Monday morning.

The country singer, 36, made a statement about the event on his Facebook page.

"With a heavy heart, I'm sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana," he wrote.

"In all the years I've been touring and all the miles we've driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen," Aldean said. "I'm praying for Albert Kennedy's family and friends today and ask that you do the same."

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Hunter Hayes On Becoming a CMT Artist of the Year: 'It's Mind-Boggling' | Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes On Becoming a CMT Artist of the Year: 'It's Mind-Boggling'

Originally posted 10/16/2013 12:00PM

What a difference a year makes.

In 2012, country music newcomer Hunter Hayes was thrilled to introduce Carrie Underwood as one of CMT's Artists of the Year – now he's been given the same honor himself.

The 22-year-old is one of five country music stars who've been named CMT's 2013 Artists of the Year.

"This year has been amazing, and I thought it couldn't get any better, and then they told me this," the "Wanted" singer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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