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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
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Country music singer Tim McGraw performs in New York City, March, 2006.
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Brad Paisley at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards on Apr. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas
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Musician Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - ACM Fan Jam After Party at Orleans Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Musicians LL Cool J and Brad Paisley backstage during the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – ACM Fan Jam at Orelans Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood dance "Gangnam style" at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 1.
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Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman arrive at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 18, 2008
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Singer Natalie Maines on motherhood, the future of the Dixie Chicks and why she can't go back to country music.
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Roy Orbison plays for guests at Johnny Cash's house, Tennessee, 1969. NOTE: In its November 21, 1969, issue, LIFE misidentified Orbison as Red Lane — a country music legend in his own right and a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.