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NBC’s Best Time Ever is known for its humor, but the latest show featuring Reba is one for the ages. Reba helped with the western theme of the show, and performing a cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” while Neil Patrick Harris and others performed an old western brawl. Reba has been busy lately, planning her Vegas tour with Brooks & Dunn starting in December!

 


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Not all Country Artists hail from the South. Country Music is global. We’ve scoured the web and were surprised by some of the results we found. Here are just a few Country Singers who are not from The South.

 

Taylor Swift
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania

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Shania Twain
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Keith Urban
Born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

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Gretchen Wilson
Born in Pocahontas, Illinois

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Jo Dee Messina 
Born in Framingham, Massachusetts

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Brett Eldrege
Born in Paris, Illinois

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Billy Gilman
Born in Westerly, Rhode Island

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Clint Black
Born in Long Branch, New Jersey

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Carrie Underwood After Singing “Alone” on American Idol in 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s official, 2005 was a decade ago and many of your favorite Country Artists were just getting their start. Here’s what they looked like 10 years ago.

Miranda Lambert

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Taylor Swift

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Blake Shelton

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Dierks Bentley 

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Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

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Reba McEntire

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Kellie Pickler 

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Hunter Hayes

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Taylor Swift had an incredible year in 2014, and so did her fans.

After releasing the widely popular 1989 album, Taylor Swift decided to kick things up a notch. This time she wanted to focus on giving back to her fans.

That’s when the term #TayLurking came into the picture. Basically, Taylor and her team decided they were going to study every detail of a fan to give them the perfect holiday gift.

Once the perfect fan was found, a Santa emoji from Taylor Swift would appear on their social profile.

Grab some tissues, and check out the video below.

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This year Taylor Swift nabbed the spotlight as she made the switch from Country, to Pop Music. Boy was the switch big, bold, and a complete 180 from the Taylor we grew up with. But all in all, she managed to hit it out the park. Here are some of Taylor Swift’s biggest moments of 2014.

Taylor Swift Listening Party

We’re sad we didn’t get the invite. But earlier this year Taylor welcomed fans over to her new apartment in Tribeca for an album listening party.

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If you weren’t invited to a special T. Swift listening party, chances are you had to buy the album to listen. Swift pulled 1989 off the music listening sight due to artistic differences.

Taylor Swift Crazy Music Videos

Just watch “Blank Space” here. You get the idea.

Taylor Swift Album Sales

Yup, she hit it out of the park. The album topped 1.2 million in sales in its release week and she broke the record for most sales in a release week since Eminem back in 2002.

What a year it has been for Country Music. We just about saw everything we needed to see in the last 12 months. There were highs, lows, and lots of laughs. We had some incredible, unforgettable times.

Here are 10 of 2014’s s Best Moments in Country Music.

10. The Return of Garth Brooks

Garth came back! After a 13 year hiatus, Garth Brooks made his return to the scene with a new album, tour, and a song that made us love our Moms a little more. Watch his unforgettable performance of “Mom” on Good Morning America.

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9. Brantley Gilbert Finds Love Again

After ending his engagement with Jana Kramer, the Country Music star found love close to home.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he explained live on the Bobby Bones show. “She’s a hometown girl who teaches school about a mile up from my house.”

Fun Fact: She’s the girl who inspired his hit “More Than Miles.”

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8. Carrie Underwood Shows Her Baby Bump

Our Country American Idol winner Carrie has been sporting a baby bump this year. Watching her grow along the way is kind of like watching your sister go through a pregnancy.

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7. Country Music Said Goodbye To Taylor Swift

It wasn’t easy letting go. We grew up singing and listing to her music while getting ready for prom, camping with the girls, and getting our hearts broken. It’s as if every song she wrote was a reflection of our current situation. No, we didn’t date Taylor Lautner, but let’s be real. When you’re 15 and someone tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.

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6. Two Country Singers Come Out

Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon came out, on the same day. It was a first in Country Music, and the two received nothing but support from fellow artists, fans, and friends.

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5. Blake Shelton Lip Synch

Blake Shelton made us laugh a whole lot this year. One of the most hilarious moments came when we did a lip synch with singer Gwen Stefani on Jimmy Fallon.

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4. Lady Antebellum Pay Tribute To Luke Bryan

After suffering another devastating loss, Luke Bryan canceled his appearance on CMT Artists of The Year to be at his brother in law’s funeral.

Lady Antebellum took the stage at the awards show and sang their rendition of Luke’s “Drink A Beer,” in memory of his brother in law.

3. Country Music Ice Bucket Challenges

As a means to raise awareness for ALS, Country Artists from far and wide dumped cold buckets of ice water on their heads and took to social media to promote the cause.

2. Girl In A Country Song

Maddie & Tae couldn’t have said it better with “Girl In A Country Song.” The song discussed the roles of women in Country Music, then turned the tables on men in their hilarious music video.

Conway and George Strait never did it this way.


1. Vince Gill Wins Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

The only other country music artist to receive this award was Johnny Cash. Vince Gill is Country Music’s best friend. His incredible contribution to Country Music over the last 35 years is awe inspiring. 18 CMA Awards, 20 Grammys, and over 26 million albums sold. Hats off to you Vince. This award was richly deserved

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1. That time Luke Bryan went hunting and made this face…

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2. That time Miranda Lambert was sandwiched in between her husband and Lady Gaga at the Grammys.

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3. When Kanye West took on Taylor Swift at the VMAs. We all know how that went down…

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4. That time Adam Levine kissed Blake Shelton…

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5. And Blake kissed Luke Bryan…

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6. And Ellen Degeneres left a special note on Kellie Pickler’s a buzz cut…

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7. And Miranda Lambert made these puppies really uncomfortable…

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8. But then Jake Owen split his pants!

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9. And Kacey Musgrave’s hair brought us closer to God.

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10. But all the while Tim McGraw teamed up with Nelly…

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And those were some awkward times…

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We’ve scoured the internet this Monday and found a rare gem. 10 years ago, Taylor Swift was just a normal little girl in Pennsylvania attending middle school and being a practical everyday student.

But every now and then, a class project comes along that will haunt your dreams for years to come… like this video project about tropical smoothies.

Though her appearance in the commercial was brief, you can spot Taylor Swift’s short “one-liner” about 52 seconds in. We give her mad props because she’s Taylor Swift. Not only that, but her delivery is on point. Watch the video below: