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WATCH: This Is What Happens When Toby Keith Goes Out for Mexican and Spots a Karaoke Machine

This Is What Happens When Toby Keith Goes Out for Mexican and Spots a Karaoke Machine

Originally posted 05/03/2016 03:30PM

How do you celebrate providing the emotional high point of the American Country Countdown Awards with your tribute to legend Merle Haggard?

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Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton Win Top Awards at the American Country Countdown Awards

Originally posted 05/01/2016 09:00PM

Jennifer Nettles, Cam and Martina McBride kicked off the American Country Countdown Awards with a rocking shout-out to women.

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Keith Urban's Star-Packed Show to Pay Musical Respects to Merle Haggard: 'It's a Beautiful Honor,' Says Urban

Keith Urban's Star-Packed Show to Pay Musical Respects to Merle Haggard: 'It's a Beautiful Honor,' Says Urban

Originally posted 04/12/2016 05:35PM

The All for the Hall concert on Tuesday night is billed as a benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. But Keith Urban says count on it to turn into a lovefest for country music great Merle Haggard, who died last Wednesday on his 79th birthday.

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Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha and More Pay Tribute to Merle Haggard

Originally posted 04/07/2016 12:45AM

Following news of Merle Haggard's death, celebrities are paying tribute to the country legend.

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How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music

Originally posted 04/06/2016 06:40PM

Legendary country star Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, a coincidence that wouldn't seem out of place in one of Haggard's many indispensable contributions to country music.

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Merle Haggard's Son Ben: My Dad Predicted He'd Die on 'His Birthday – and He Wasn't Wrong'

Originally posted 04/06/2016 05:30PM

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Merle Haggard, Outlaw Country Legend, Dies on 79th Birthday

Originally posted 04/06/2016 01:40PM

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Dierks Bentley Is Having Naked Nightmares About Hosting the ACM Awards – and Everyone Benefits!

Dierks Bentley Is Having Naked Nightmares About Hosting the ACM Awards – and Everyone Benefits!

Originally posted 03/22/2016 01:15PM

Sitting in the front row at this year's ACM Awards might be a little too close for comfort – at least if Dierks Bentley's dreams come true.

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Country Legend Merle Haggard Back in the Hospital with Pneumonia

Country Legend Merle Haggard Back in the Hospital with Pneumonia

Originally posted 03/02/2016 01:55AM

Country legend Merle Haggard is currently being treated for a recurring bout of double pneumonia, his rep has confirmed.

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FROM EW: The 10 Best Country Albums of 2015

FROM EW: The 10 Best Country Albums of 2015

Originally posted 12/24/2015 09:45AM

Chris Stapleton took over, Josh Abbott broke our hearts, and Cam made a brilliant introduction

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