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Megan Pacella

Megan Pacella has been writing about all genres of music since 2007. Her work has been published in Fringe, Brite, Paste, Nashville Lifestyles and American Songwriter. Aside from spending a summer in New York City (where she met her fiance!), Megan has been living, working and playing in Nashville, Tenn., since 2003. When she's not blogging about country music, you can find her gardening, kayaking, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and--most importantly--cuddling with her golden retriever, Gibson.
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Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli Says New Baby Made His House a Home

Mike Eli of Eli Young Band finally feels at home. No, he's not kicking his feet up and putting an end to his country music career. He and his wife Kacey just brought their baby girl, Kline Olivia, home, and they finally feel their space is complete.

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Miranda Lambert’s Dad Also ‘a Sucker’ When It Comes to Stray Dogs

By now, every country music fan knows that Miranda Lambert has a soft spot when it comes to dogs... and cats, birds, farm animals and every other kind of animal. But it turns out, the 'Fastest Girl in Town' comes by her love for four-legged creatures honestly -- Lambert's dad can't leave an adorable stray on the side of the road, either.

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Lady Antebellum, Kids Tell Sweet Puppy Love Story in ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ Video

Warning: If you watch Lady Antebellum's Christmasy new video, you're going to be in the holiday spirit before you even get a slice of Thanksgiving turkey. Filled with gifts, wreaths, and -- of course -- mistletoe, the band's 'Holly Jolly Christmas' video is perfect for holiday viewing.

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Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon Turn Rap Hits Into Funny Country Songs

What happens when you put Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon together? Apparently, you get the country duo Jim Carrie. Not to be confused with Jim Carrey -- actor of comedy fame -- Jim Carrie sings country music versions of popular rap songs. And they wear ridiculous outfits, too.

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Taylor Swift’s Parents Didn’t Want Her to Get Into Music

Back in 2006, when Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut album, she was only 17. And you know what that means? The country star's parents had to be on board with her music career before she ever stepped into the country music scene. Turns out, Ma and Pa Swift weren't too keen on turning their teenage daughter into a music sensation. Luckily, the young 'Tim McGraw' hitmaker changed their minds.

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Taylor Swift Takes the Stage on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

In the midst Tuesday's tense elimination round on 'Dancing With the Stars,' none other than Taylor Swift took the stage to ease the pressure at the end of the show. Wearing short black shorts, a white shirt with black polka-dots and -- you guessed it -- a red bowtie, Swift played her hit song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' as a crew of professional dancers put on an awesome performance.

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Taylor Swift to Perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ This Week

Calling all 'Dancing With the Stars' fans! If you're a fan of the dancing competition show and country music, this is your week. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), Taylor Swift herself will perform live on 'DWTS' to supplement the show's country music episodes.

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Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Gets the PS22 Kids Choir Treatment

At PS22 in Staten Island, a chorus of mega-talented 5th graders earns a music credit by putting on their own renditions of hit songs. Led by their instructor, piano player Gregg Breinberg, the adolescent kiddos have sang songs by everyone from Katy Perry to Adele to our own country music gem Carrie Underwood. Recently, PS22 gave Underwood's 'Blown Away' the special treatment.

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Taylor Swift Paints ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ Stage ‘Red’

Taylor Swift hasn't slowed down for a second since she dropped 'Red' on her millions of excited fans on Monday (Oct. 22). To continue her mega-promo tour, the starlet stopped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' on Tuesday night (Oct. 23) to perform the title track from her latest record.

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Taylor Swift Returns to Times Square for ‘Good Morning America’ Performance

Taylor Swift's latest studio offering is already flying off of digital and literal shelves all over the world, but that doesn't mean that the 'Begin Again' hitmaker is done promoting 'Red.' On Tuesday, Swift graced the ears of a national audience when she took over Times Square in New York City to play a few selections from her new album on 'Good Morning America.'

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Awkward Guy Tries to Use Taylor Swift Lyrics as Pick-Up Lines

Meet Tommy. Tommy seems like a nice enough guy, though he admitted -- on YouTube, no less -- that he has no idea how to talk to girls. Hoping to turn around his luck, he leaned on the queen of love: Taylor Swift. In a funny series of first introductions gone wrong, Tommy uses lyrics from Swift's hit songs to try to pick up girls.

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