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Miranda Lambert Takes Alaskan Fishing Vacation

What does Miranda Lambert do between shows? She visits Alaska to go fishing. A Taste of Country reader sent us these pictures of the ‘Fastest Girl in Town’ singer reeling ‘em in by the dozens when she was on a mini-vacation earlier this month, sans husband Blake Shelton. The break came during a trip to the Last Frontier for an August 2 show in Anchorage.

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Taste of Country Nights Hosts Left With Time to Kill After Playing Sing the Rest With Texas Teen

Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson and producer Todd found Cecilia to play the fun new game Sing the Rest. It didn’t really work out how the guys were planning, with the Texas teen acing the quiz. Listen below for all the fun from Tuesday night’s show.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images / JBandtheMoonshineBand.com
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Eli Young Band vs. JB and the Moonshine Band – The Showdown

Fans of Eli Young Band pulled off one of the greatest Showdown upsets of all time on Tuesday. The group’s new single ‘Say Goodnight’ topped Taylor Swift‘s brand new single from her upcoming ‘Red’ album, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ That makes it three in a row for the Texas foursome’s love ballad. Two more and it will be retired to the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame. 

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Jason Merritt / Eli Young Band, Getty Images
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Eli Young Band vs. Taylor Swift – The Showdown

Last night, the Eli Young Band and newcomer Chelsea Bain traded blows until the final minutes of the Showdown on Taste of Country Nights radio. Each artist rallied their fans to support their new song, but in the end, the new ballad from the Texas foursome notched just a few more votes than Bain’s ‘What if I.’

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Joey Foley, Getty Images
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Indiana State Fair Marks One Year Since Fatal Stage Collapse

It’s been one year since the rigging above Sugarland’s stage toppled onto excited fans waiting for the band to begin their show at the Indiana State Fair. Seven were killed and dozens were injured in the tragic accident. Tonight (August 13), they’ll be remembered during a pause in the activities at the 2012 Indiana State Fair.

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Heidi Newfield, ‘Why’d You Have to Be So Good’ – Song Review

A solo album every four or five years leaves Heidi Newfield sounding like a new woman with each lead single. Much like ‘Johnny and June’ in 2008, the former lead singer of Trick Pony throws every ounce of herself into ‘Why’d You Have to Be So Good,’ a heartbreakingly wonderful ballad. 

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Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ – Song Review

Men and women will be divided on ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ Taylor Swift‘s new single. On one (woman’s) hand, it’s an empowering breakup song that slams the door on every no-good loser who’s come crawling back with apologies and “I love yous” (and maybe flowers or a sack of White Castle hamburgers) at all hours of the night. From the male perspective: “Get over it.”

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images / Facebook
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Eli Young Band vs. Chelsea Bain – The Showdown

Eli Young Band may not be far removed from their search for country stardom, but their fans took no pity on newcomer Jon Pardi. The Texas group’s new song ‘Say Goodnight’ topped ‘Missin” You Crazy’ to earn another spin on Taste of Country Nights radio and more votes from fans on Taste of Country.

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New Songs on the Radio – August 2012

Country newcomers dominate the early new songs on the radio for August 2012. Among them are debut singles from Rachel Holder and Kelleigh Bannen. Alan Jackson and Taylor Swift are two superstars with hits in the making that were released to radio by mid-month. Swift has revealed ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ the first single from her upcoming ‘Red’ album.  

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Luke Bryan vs. Colt Ford – The Showdown

Today’s Showdown is a battle between friends. Luke Bryan and Colt Ford will have to put their personal relationship aside to win the song battle that culminates each night on Taste of Country Nights radio. ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’ topped ‘One More Sad Song’ from Randy Rogers Band on Tuesday, making Bryan’s newest single a three-time champion. 

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Randy Travis Arrested for DWI

Randy Travis was arrested late Tuesday night (Aug. 7) on suspicion of DWI following a car accident in Texas. The country singer suffered minor cuts and bruises after crashing his car, according to TMZ. His vehicle was the only one involved in the accident. He is still in custody as of Wednesday morning.

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