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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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Jerrod Niemann Is Hard At Work on His Next Album

It’s been a long road for budding country superstar Jerrod Niemann, from his years as a songwriter for artists like Garth Brooks and Neal McCoy, to his stint as an independent recording artist.

But all that work has paid off — his year-old debut, ‘Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury,’ went to number one, and with his latest single, ‘One More Drinkin’ Song,’ he has three top 40 hits to his credit, including the number one ‘Lover, Lover.’ What’s next for Niemann?

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Building Mammoth Mansion on Private Island [VIDEO]

Between the two of them, the husband-and-wife duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have sold over 80 million albums and notched almost 30 number one singles on the country charts. What does that kind of success buy you?

How about your very own private island?

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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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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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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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Kelly Clarkson Announces Her New Trio, Already Famous [VIDEO]

Miranda Lambert isn’t the only star singer who can start a side project.

Kelly Clarkson has announced the formation of Already Famous, an all-female trio rounded out by two of her background singers, Jill Pickering and Kate Rapier. In fact, according to their Twitter account, they’re in the studio.

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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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George Strait Announces Release Date and Track Listing for ‘Here for a Good Time’

George Strait has already released nearly 40 albums — and scored more number one hits than any other artist, in any genre, ever — and he isn’t slowing down yet.

The country legend has set September 6 as the date for his next release, titled ‘Here for a Good Time,’ announced the 11-song track listing, and opened up pre-orders for fans.

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Miranda Lambert’s Revolution Continues Tour Extended for 20 More Dates

With the whirlwind of a year Miranda Lambert has had, she could hardly be blamed for wanting to unplug and take it easy for awhile. Give the girl credit for gumption, though — not only is she not clearing her schedule, she’s actually adding to it.

Lambert has extended her The Revolution Continues tour, adding 20 dates to a run that was supposed to end in August, but will now keep her on the road through late October.

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Toby Keith Forced to Cancel Concert After Coming Down with Laryngitis

What’s just about the worst thing that can happen to a singer who’s getting ready to promote his new album?

If you answered “laryngitis,” you know what’s been plaguing Toby Keith — and what forced him to cancel his Sunday appearance at Canada’s Big Valley Jamboree.

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Blake Shelton Cruise Sets Sail in October 2012

Ahoy, country fans! If you’ve got some vacation time on the calendar, $1,000 to burn, and a hankering for the high seas, Blake Shelton is offering you the chance to be part of something special.

Next October, Shelton — along with other artists who have yet to be announced — will set sail on the Norwegian Jewel for a seven-day sojourn. During the cruise, passengers will be treated to the usual amenities, including swimming pools, hot tubs, and port stops in places like San Juan, Tortola, and Nassau, along with unique access to country music royalty.

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