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“She brings out the best in me,” said Brantley Gilbert on his new fiancé in an interview with 106.5 WYRK. Brantley talked about their wedding plans and how he went about proposing to his new fiancé.

“I had a plan, and I had a song. I wrote a song to her dad actually. It was called ‘Your Little Girl.’

Gilbert mentions that he and his fiancé’s Late father were ‘buddies,’ when Brantley started dating her daughter almost a decade before they were engaged. To ask for her hand in marriage, Brantley went to his grave site.

“I wrote him a song and actually stopped by and saw him at his grave that day, and put the song down, and that was my way I asked him.”

Brantley also mentioned a few details about the wedding. “She’s really good about including me. I’m getting to marry her that day, so I’m happy. I’m just trying to make sure that everything that goes on, plans and stuff like that, she gets what she wants and she’s going to be happy with it.”

Learn more details about Brantley’s big day by watching the entire interview below.

 

Which Country Music Artist Is This- (9)

 

1. He was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

2. His music career started at age 2 when his grandfather gifted him an accordion.

3. At age 7 he performed for President Bill Clinton for a White House lawn party.

4. He has been nominated for 4 Grammys including Best New Artist.

5. He can play more than 30 instruments.

Can you guess who this is?

It’s Hunter Hayes!

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Bonus: Check out this video of Hunter Hayes at age 5 performing on the TV show Primetime Country.

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“You know, Blake’s a beautiful line dancer,” said Luke Bryan in an interview with the Dallas Morning News.

Blake Shelton and Bryan visited the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas -the future site of the 50th ACM Awards, where they talked about hosting the event and of course, cracked a few jokes.

“It’s free-style. It’s whatever you’re feeling at the moment,” said Shelton in defense of his spontaneous “line dancing.”

Watch the entire interview below. You can catch Blake and Luke hosting the ACM Awards in April. We can’t wait!

 

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Saturday Night Live welcomed Blake Shelton last week. Not only was he a musical guest, but the show’s host, joining the ranks of Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift.

Shelton had us laughing the entire night, showing off his funny and musical sides. He opened up the show with a monologue riffing the country variety show “Hee-Haw.” As he tried to teach the cast how to tell a good country joke, things simply backfired (though he did give a quick jab and his wife’s hooking!). Watch here.

What caught our eye the most was the ’Wishin’ Boot,’ – a country music video parody about, well… a boot. Let’s just say Shelton, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon looked eerily similar to Alan Jackson, Wynonna Judd, and Reba McEntire. Watch below.

 

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Prepare to have your mind blown. We all know the importance of a unique stage name, but some of these Country Artists were down right creative when it came to revamping their persona. Here are 10 Country Artists who were born with completely different names than their stage name.

1. Wynonna Judd
Real Name: Christina Claire Ciminella

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2. Luke Bryan
Real Name: Thomas Luther Bryan

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3. Shania Twain
Real Name: Eileen Regina Edwards

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4. Chely Wright
Real Name: Richell Rene Wright

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5. Tim McGraw
Real Name: Samuel Timothy Smith

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6. LeAnn Rimes
Real Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes

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7. Jason Aldean
Real Name: Jason Aldine Williams 

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8. Garth Brooks
Real Name: Troyal Garth Brooks

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9. Faith Hill
Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry

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10. Patsy Cline
Real Name: Virginia Patterson Hensley

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We weren’t aware we needed a Country version of “When I Was Your Man,” by Bruno Mars. Now we think this is the next best thing!

Country singer Thomas Rhett can’t get enough of the Popstar.

“I’m obsessed with Bruno Mars’ records,” he told Rolling Stone Country, “I’d give my right leg to be able to sing like that dude,”

After rehearsing the song before shows, and lowering it a few keys to get the right pitch, Rhett and his bandmate Reedy set out to record an intimate, stripped down version of ‘When I Was Your Man” at Nashville’s Creative Caffeine studios.

Watch the video below. What do you think? Do you love the song? Leave us a comment.

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On January 20, 1995 Wynonna Judd saw her biggest success to date. After her mother was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, the mother, daughter duo disbanded. She had no choice but to set off on her own, and within a year released her self titled debut album.

Three No. 1 singles, ‘She Is His Only Need,’ ‘I Saw the Light’ and ‘No One Else on Earth,’ followed the albums release. After four weeks at the top of the charts and 4 million in sales she earned a CMA Award nomination for Album of the Year.

After triumph, and 8 months in the studio, the hard work certainly paid off for Judd.

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Tex Ritter paved the way for Country Music recognition at the Oscars back in 1952, when he won Best Original Song for “The Battle of High Noon.”

Here are 7 other times when Country Music hit the Red Carpet at the Academy awards:

1. Dolly Parton received her first Oscar nod back in 1980 with her classic “Nine to Five.”

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2.That same year Dolly’s pal Willie Nelson was also nominated for his iconic song “On The Road Again.”

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3. In 1997 Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live” which was on the Con Air soundtrack, received a nod.

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4. Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett captured the award in 2005 for the song “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart.

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5. In 2006 Dolly Parton was nominated once again for “Travelin’ Thru” featured in the film TransAmerica.

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6. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Coming Home” from Country Strong scored a nomination in 2011.

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7.  And this year, Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy scored a nomination for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” featured in his documentary titled Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me, based on his journey with his Alzheimer’s Disease. Will Country Music take home the Oscar this year? We’ll have to wait and see!

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