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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is a who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of USA Network's talent competition Nashville Star. Biography Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983 in Lindale, Texas, about 80 miles east of Dallas. Both of her parents are private investigators, but father Rick is also a country guitarist and songwriter. Lambert became seriously interested in country music after attending a Garth Brooks concert as a young girl, and soon began singing in talent contests under the tutelage of her father.

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Toby Keith

Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Early life and career Toby Keith Covel was born in Clinton, Oklahoma. His family moved to Moore, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City) when Keith was young. His grandmother owned a supper club and Keith became interested in the musicians who came there to play. He got his first guitar at the age of 8. Keith attended Moore High School where he played on the football team.

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Vince Gill

Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, singer and a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner (with artists including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Amy Grant and Barbra Streisand).

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Faith Hill

Audrey Faith Perry, later known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Star, Mississippi), is a successful American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her much-publicized marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. The tall blonde songstress's self-titled album, 'Faith, ' sold four million copies worldwide. The album featured her hit single 'This Kiss, ' which topped the charts for three straight weeks and became her first crossover success, hitting number five on the pop charts.

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Kacey Musgraves

Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, 23, recently completed recording her debut album in Nashville, TN and released her first single “Merry Go Round” to radio on September 10, 2012. The album was co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and was released on March 19, 2013. Kacey, a Texas native, began singing publicly at 8-years-old and wrote her first song at 9-years-old. To date, that talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists such as Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert.

Read more about Kacey Musgraves on Last.fm.

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Keith Urban

Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. Originally the front man for The Ranch, a three-piece group that released one album in 1997 to critical acclaim, Urban disbanded the group to pursue a solo career. In 2004 his album "Be Here" was nominated for best country album at the Grammy Awards and at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Brooke Miller

She's a young artist in her twenties (with a lot of skills). For her full bio, you can read it here: http://www.brookemiller.ca/the%20scoop.html; at her website and on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/brookemillersongs. She's from Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she was raised by musician parents, grew up with music all around her and went on at the age of ten to form a a band to play gigs in the surrounding area.

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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country singer-songwriter who has sold over 50 million records. He was influenced by the new traditional country of the 1980s, and he was one of the most popular country singers of the 1990s, blending both honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. His success continued into the 2000s and his music became increasingly counterposed with that of more mainstream country acts that were moving toward a more pop music sound.

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Blackberry Smoke

Atlanta based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band in America. Over the last 12 months, they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery-Gentry, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others.
Blackberry Smoke has relentlessly toured the US this year including a 3 month opening for ZZ Top, and multiple dates with the bands mentioned, The Outlaws and more. They will be joining Lynyrd Skynyrd once again for the Simple Man Cruise in Jan 8-12 2009.

Read more about Blackberry Smoke on Last.fm.

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LeAnn Rimes

Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country and pop music singer. Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue," when she was just thirteen years old in 1996. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history, spending 69 weeks on the charts, more than any other song in American history. While country singer Trisha Yearwood's version of the song won a Grammy in 1998, Rimes' version outsold Yearwood's by millions of copies.

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