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Taylor Swift takes a selfie with fans during the red carpet at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas. (Christopher Polk/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)

Country Music In the Digital Age, From Apps to Festivals

From apps to on-demand video to festivals, as country music has upped its public profile over the last few years to be more inclusive, the reputation of its fan base as luddites has gone out the window.

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Tragically, Taylor Swift Won’t Sing in ‘The Giver’

“I don’t know if it would be an appropriate thing for her to sing. It would’ve turned the movie into a musical, which it isn’t! So no, no singing.”

07/10/2014

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Taylor Swift Weighs In on the State of the Music Industry

Country crossover megastar Taylor Swift is consistently proving to critics she is not to be placed in a box, so really an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal shouldn’t surprise us — nor should the subject, the hot-button issue of “the future of the music industry.”

07/07/2014

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20-Somethings Arrested After Allegedly Hurling Beer Bottles, Flipping Off Guards at Taylor Swift’s Mansion

Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion got some uninvited visitors last weekend in the form of beer bottles and vandals.

06/18/2014

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Taylor Swift Cooks, Day-Drinks with the Barefoot Contessa for Food Network Magazine

There is one dream shared by movie stars, billionaires, famous people and highly active Pinterest users across the world. That dream is to be invited to cook with the Barefoot Contessa in her Hamptons home.

06/17/2014

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Taylor Swift Made a Needlepoint with a Drake Lyric for Ed Sheeran Because Friends Do That

What is friendship? How about making needlepoints for someone?

06/10/2014

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Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Top Rolling Stone’s List of ‘Greatest Country Songs’

The list also includes legends such as Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb and Kitty Wells alongside such contemporary stars as Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves.

06/02/2014

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New Music to Know: Shamir Finds His Voice at 19

At the tender age of eight Shamir already knew he wanted to be a singer when he grew up. Now nearly ten years later, he’s gearing up to release his debut EP, which is a confident first look at a young singer who often feels like a 50-year-old man.

05/30/2014

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Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Amid Military Coup

The concert was to be held June 9.

05/27/2014

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Country Clichés Unraveled: ‘Mama Tried’

‘Mother’ is a saint in so many country songs, but there have been exceptions. In the initial installment of our new series, we explore how mama’s been treated over the years by the likes of Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.

05/09/2014

Jennifer Nettles, Jerrod Niemann and Kacey Musgraves (Jason Merritt/Michael Loccisano/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Songwriter’s Revenge: Writing Heartbreak Into Country Songs Is Sweet Retribution

Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jerrod Niemann: Hell hath no fury like a songwriter scorned.

05/07/2014

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Watch Taylor Swift Surprise a Fan at Her Bridal Shower

Can you imagine surprising someone you don’t know by dropping in during their bridal shower? That’s exactly what Taylor Swift did for a longtime fan in Columbus, Ohio. And now Swift has posted a video — watch it now.

04/16/2014

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