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5 Songs You Didn’t Know Miranda Lambert Wrote
Did you know these country songs were actually co-written by Miranda Lambert?
33 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases His Debut Album
'Garth Brooks' debuted on April 12, 1989.
How Dolly Parton’s Tour Bus Changed John Madden’s Life
The connection between a country music legend and the football icon is a surprising one.
Who Are Honey County? 5 Things You Need to Know
From "Country Strong" to their current viral hit "Got It From My Mama," get to know this rising country duo.
17 Years Ago: Big & Rich Receive First Gold Single for ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)’
Oct. 28, 2004, was a big day for Big & Rich.
Top 10 Censored Country Songs
We've found a few country stars who've dared to swear ... and then had to go back into the studio to make a family-friendly version of the same song for country radio airplay.
Top 10 Cover Songs in Country Music
Remakes, also commonly known as cover songs, go all the way back to the earliest days of popular music and have stretched across myriad musical genres.
18 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Real Good Man’
On Oct. 11, 2003, McGraw's hit "Real Good Man" landed at the top of the charts.
Story Behind the Song: The Warren Brothers, ‘Dear Mr. God’
"I wanted to write it from the standpoint if you were not raised in church and just believed in God, if you were basically going to sit down and ask Him some honest questions and be real honest with Him, what would you say?"
19 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘What Was I Thinkin”
On Sept. 27, 2003, Bentley earned his first No. 1 hit with "What Was I Thinkin'," from his self-titled freshman album.
Story Behind the Song: Jack Ingram, ‘America’
"I don't fly over these places; I stop and play shows here — a lot of them. I've never written a song about them. I have now ..."