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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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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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Carrie Underwood Became a Vegetarian After Seeing Her Parents Castrate Calves

There are plenty of reasons why people embrace vegetarianism. But while some people do it because they love animals, and others do it to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Carrie Underwood has an, er, interesting reason for not eating meat. When she sat down for a dish session on VH1's 'Behind the Music,' she admitted why she's a vegetarian.

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Taylor Swift Holds Onto Her ‘One Shred of Dignity,’ Has Nervous Breakdown Talking Exes on ‘Ellen’

In promotion of her new album, 'Red,' Taylor Swift has been all over television this week, but she's so adorable in interviews that we really don't tire of her invading our living rooms. This morning on 'Ellen,' Swift stuck to her likeable interview posture, but blushed -- and had a bit of a freakout -- when the hilarious host prodded her about her ex-boyfriends.

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Taylor Swift Taking Over TV to Promote ‘Red’ Album Release

If you haven't heard about Taylor Swift's upcoming album release yet, you'll definitely know about it come October 22, when 'Red' hits store shelves. Never one to rest on her laurels, the 22-year-old star has a series of promotional gigs set up for the days following her album release -- and she's going to take your television by storm.

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Taylor Swift Films ‘VH1 Storytellers’

On Monday night (Oct. 15), Taylor Swift had the opportunity to sit down with 'just' 3,000 of her peers to tape an upcoming episode of 'VH1 Storytellers.' Luckily for the millions of fans who weren't in attendance at the taping, the intimate musical performances and tell-all Q&A session will air on VH1 next month.

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Toby Keith Took ‘Five Seconds’ to Consider ‘American Idol’ Judge Offer

Earlier this summer, when 'American Idol' execs were trying to nail down their judges panel, several names of country music stars were thrown into the mix. Before Keith Urban accepted the gig, Toby Keith was approached with an opportunity to take a seat at the table. Now, the in-your-face country star admits that he didn't hesitate at all when he declined the offer.

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Taylor Swift Touches on the Rules of Love, ‘Hooking Up’ and Conor Kennedy in Rolling Stone Cover Issue

These days, Taylor Swift is wearing her heart on her sleeve. The singer's forthcoming 'Red' album seems to be somewhat of a tell-all of past relationships, and she's even been openly talking about -- albeit lightly -- her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy. In Swift's 2012 Rolling Stone cover issue, she touches on those topics and more.

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Taylor Swift Shows Off Sass, Style in New ‘Red’ Promo Photos

As October 22 draws nearer, temperatures drop and the leaves change colors -- to red, if you will -- Taylor Swift is amping up promotion for her new album, appropriately titled 'Red.' The 'Begin Again' singer has been teasing new songs, rocking out performances and, naturally, posing for cameras, as shown here in a series of 'Red' promo pictures.

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Billy Ray Cyrus’s Son Trace Honors Willie Nelson With Leg Tattoo

Trace Cyrus, the son of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, has inked Willie Nelson's face onto his leg. It's no surprise that Trace has a soft spot for country musicians, having grown up in a country household. But he's not finished with Nelson (pictured) -- rumor has it he's going to ink Johnny Cash's face on his body soon, too.

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Taylor Swift Looks to Actress Zoe Saldana for Style Tips

It's no secret that Taylor Swift looks incredible everywhere she goes. In addition to being a popular country artist, the 22-year-old singer is known for her stylish wardrobe, both on the red carpet and off. What's her fashion secret? According to a recent interview with People, Swift looks to actress Zoe Saldana for style inspiration.

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