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Megan Pacella

Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
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Conan O’Brien Bitterly Teaches Taylor Swift What 22 Is Really Like

The lyrics to Taylor Swift's hit song make 22 sound like a darn good time. Lots of late-night hangouts, dreaming of the future, acting silly with friends -- what more could you want? Unfortunately, the reality for most is that early 20s aren't nearly as fun as they look in the '22' music video -- and Conan O'Brien takes issue with Swift's gross misrepresentation.

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Blake Shelton and Shakira Perform ‘Need You Now’ on ‘The Voice’

This week on 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton proved that he's more than just an all-star coach on the reality television show -- he's an all-star performer, too. The country crooner teamed up with pop star Shakira to put on a smashing rendition of Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now.'

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Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson Top List of 100 ‘American Idol’ Hit Singles

Ever since singing competition reality shows became en vogue, radio play has been dotted with hits that came straight from shows like 'American Idol.' In fact, a lot of big-name stars -- including Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson -- came straight from the 'Idol' stage. Recently, Billboard magazine conducted a special survey of the Top 100 'American Idol' hits, and country music was well represented, to say the least.

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Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley to Play Watershed Music Festival

The three-day outdoor Watershed Music Festival is only two years in the making, but it's drawing some big names to headline the performances. Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley are among the talented country crooners who will take the stage at The Gorge Amphitheatre August 2-4. Sounds like this is a "can't miss" experience!

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Jake Owen Shows Off His Sweet Little Easter Bunny

Jake Owen's baby girl may have been born on Thanksgiving Day, but this little lady is not just a turkey -- she's an Easter bunny baby, too. The holiday is still a few weeks off, but the doting is celebrating early by dressing Pearl up, complete with bunny ears, to share this adorable photo with fans on Facebook.

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Gary Allan and Jake Owen to Headline ACM Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is going to be the place to be in early April, thanks to several country music performances leading up to the ACM Awards on Sunday April 7. The ACM Fremont Street Experience Festival will begin at 9 PM on April 5 and 6 in downtown Vegas with must-see country stars Gary Allan and Jake Owen headlining the event.

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Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie Hit the Road for Roots & Boots Tour

If you're an old-school country music fan, you're going to love the upcoming Roots & Boots Tour. Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie, this tour is tailor made for longtime, hardcore country music fans.

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Trace Adkins Jokes, Threatens in ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Teaser

Trace Adkins is ready to take a second shot at 'Celebrity Apprentice' and has joined the cast of the upcoming season of 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.' The new season opens on March 3, but until then, Adkins fans have a fun teaser video to tide them over. The singer doesn't mince words about what viewers can expect.

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Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Separate Business and Romance in Battle for ACM New Artist of the Year Award

It's official! The nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music awards are in, and Brantley Gilbert and his new fiance Jana Kramer are going up against each another for the New Artist of the Year Award.

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