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Lauren Alaina’s ‘Like My Mother Does’ Video Premieres [VIDEO]

Your long wait is over, Lauren Alaina fans: the video for her first single, ‘Like My Mother Does,’ is finally here.

The clip premiered Monday and, like the song, it’s a sentimental affair, featuring scenes of Alaina reminiscing as she leafs through family photos — and finishing with a shot of the ‘American Idol’ runner-up and her real-life mom.

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Marshall Grant, Johnny Cash’s Last Living Original Band Member, Dead at 83

Nashville legend Marshall Grant, the last surviving member of Johnny Cash‘s original band, passed away on Sunday after suffering an aneurysm. He was 83 years old.

Grant’s bass playing helped anchor the Cash combo known as the ‘Tennessee Two,’ and was a signature part of his early sound. Just as importantly, Grant, in the picture above on the right, served as the band’s road manager, working with Cash from 1954-1980.

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The Oak Ridge Boys Are the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Inductees

Since they started making music together way back in 1947, the Oak Ridge Boys have topped the country charts more than 15 times, won four CMAs and a Grammy, and sold millions of records — but one honor has eluded them.

Until last week, that is, when the Oak Ridge Boys — or “the Oaks,” as former President George Bush referred to them in a tribute filmed specially for the occasion — were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

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"How Did Eric Church’s ‘Chief’ Album Land a #1 Debut?"

With his first two albums, 2006′s ‘Sinners Like Me’ and 2009′s ‘Carolina,’ Eric Church enjoyed steadily, albeit modestly, increasing success — so you can imagine that a few industry eyebrows were raised when his latest release, ‘Chief,’ debuted at number one.

To celebrate Church’s first chart-topper, Billboard devoted a recent feature to analyzing his sales spike — and interviewing industry insiders who shared their theories about how it happened.

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LeAnn Rimes’ Offers Surprising Twist on Covers Album ‘Lady and Gentleman’

By the time she was 14, LeAnn Rimes had already recorded four albums — and the fourth, 1996′s ‘Blue,’ sold more than six million copies in the United States alone.

Rimes has come a long way since those early days — she’s now a 28-year-old married woman with 15 studio albums under her belt. And for her latest studio set, ‘Lady and Gentlemen,’ she took a brand new approach.

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Taylor Swift Serenades the ‘Chaperone Dads’ Dragged to Her Shows [VIDEO]

Of all the duties dads pull when their daughters are young, “concert chaperone” has to be one of the most thankless tasks on the list.

But cheer up, Pops: Your ears might be ringing and your wallet might be light, but Taylor Swift sees you in the crowd, and she appreciates what you do.

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Dolly Parton Apologizes for Dollywood Gay T-Shirt Incident

If you were surprised when you heard about all the hubbub that erupted over a Dollywood guest’s choice of t-shirt, you aren’t alone: Dolly Parton — who just so happens to own the park — is trying to get to the bottom of what happened.

Parton has also personally reached out to Olivier Odom, the guest who was asked to turn her ‘Marriage Is So Gay’ shirt inside out when the park host determined that it violated Dollywood’s family-friendly dress code.

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‘The Voice’ Will Return in Highly-Coveted Post-Super Bowl Time Slot

Given that it pulled in some of the highest ratings the network has seen in recent years — and that it was quickly renewed for a second season — we already knew NBC was enamored with ‘The Voice.’

Now that the network has announced the premiere date for season two, we know just how much.

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Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and Reba Make Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2011

With 2011 more than half over — and the summer concert season winding down — Billboard has tallied up the totals for the year’s biggest tours so far, and a number of country artists are going strong.

U2 leads the list, with a nearly $175 million gross, with the top five rounded out by Roger Waters ($114 million), Bon Jovi ($107 million), Lady Gaga ($72 million), and Usher ($70 million). And the year’s biggest country tours? Kenny Chesney (No. 9, $25 million) and the George Strait/Reba pairing (number 15, $17.5 million).

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Country Singer Robert Earl Keen Tells Kings of Leon to ‘Man Up’

At this point, it’s pretty clear that Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill was dealing with a lot more than just heat exhaustion when he left the stage during the band’s show in Dallas last Friday — and that the band was thinking about more than the weather when it pulled the plug on its American tour.

But as far as Robert Earl Keen is concerned, the next time around, the band should think of a better excuse.

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Trace Adkins Says He’s Come a Long Way on His New Album, ‘Proud to Be Here’

Trace Adkins named his new album ‘Proud to Be Here,’ and that sums up his career outlook pretty nicely.

Adkins might be riding high on the charts now, with a string of bestselling records and hit singles to his credit, but he still remembers how he felt when he was just starting out — and, as he proved during a recent interview with Taste of Country, he knows how far he’s come.

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Taylor Swift Inspires a Real-Life Wedding Proposal

Taylor Swift knows a thing or two about how to tell a ‘Love Story’ through song — and a few days ago, she helped play a role in a real-life marriage proposal.

When Taylor’s tour stopped in Detroit last February, she met up with WYCD DJ Jason ‘The 300 Pound Cowboy’ and his girlfriend, Kelli, and hit it off with the couple. As the night drew to a close, Taylor’s mother warned them, “Next time I see you two, you’d better be engaged!”

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