Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
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The Showdown: Chris Stapleton vs. Kree Harrison
Congratulations to Trent Harmon, who has entered the Showdown Hall of Fame after his fifth straight win with his debut single, "Falling." We're starting fresh with a new face-off between Chris Stapleton and Kree Harrison.
Zac Brown Band, ‘Castaway’ [Listen]
Zac Brown Band’s "Castaway" is as reggae-influenced and beachy as the band has ever been. The island-friendly track from Jekyll + Hyde is "Toes" and "Knee Deep" smushed together and amplified.
ToC Top 10 Video Countdown Poll Adds Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses
Jake Owen's "American Country Love Song" already sounds like a hit, but will the video be one?
The Showdown: Trent Harmon vs. Blake Shelton
When you're hot, you're hot, and right now Trent Harmon is as hot as he can be in the eyes of country music fans. The America Idol champion has just won his third straight Showdown and will face Blake Shelton today and over the weekend.
The Showdown: Trent Harmon vs. Drew Baldridge
Trent Harmon can't stop winning. In the week since becoming the 15th and final American Idol champion, he's won two Showdown song battles against very established country stars. Today and Thursday he'll face another artist new to country fans, Drew Baldridge.
Parmalee, ‘Roots’ [Listen]
Parmalee dig a little deeper with "Roots," their first single from an upcoming sophomore album. The rock-infused power ballad is the song you think it: a personal reflection of what makes a man a man.
The Showdown: Trent Harmon vs. Kelsea Ballerini
Trent Harmon just keeps winning. The American Idol champion took down Carrie Underwood in his first Showdown appearance over the weekend. "Falling" is the sexy, soulful single that Harmon debuted during the final week of the reality competition.
The Showdown: Carrie Underwood vs. Trent Harmon
It's a battle between two American Idol champions in this new Showdown round. Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood faces off against newly-crowned Season 15 champ Trent Harmon, who won the last-ever season of the iconic television reality singing competition Thursday night (April 7).
Top 10 Merle Haggard Songs
Merle Haggard was one of the greatest influences on modern country singers and songwriters.
The Showdown: Carrie Underwood vs. Jana Kramer
Carrie Underwood has scored a runaway victory with her latest single in the Showdown, and now moves on to face a challenge from Jana Kramer.
See the Best Dressed at the 2016 ACM Awards [Pictures]
For the ACM Awards party in Las Vegas, country artists came out in their best threads. Sleek suits, pops of yellow and classy gowns were front and center on the red carpet. We picked the best dressed artists at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards' (and it was not an easy task).
See the Worst Dressed at the 2016 ACM Awards [Pictures]
The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards were full of fabulously dressed men and women, but these looks were a little too much for our liking. With no disrespect to the artists wearing them, we've picked five outfits that missed the mark at this year's awards show.