Brad Paisley gives the Navity a new spin in "Born on Christmas Day."
The Christmas song features a duet between Paisley and his 13-year-old self. Which means that, yes, Paisley wrote this song when he was 13.
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Look through a frosty window at how Christmas is celebrated in the Lynn household.
That's courtesy of "Country Christmas," the title track from Loretta Lynn's only yuletide album.
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Gene Autry paid tribute to the most underrated reindeer of all time in 1949.
Rudolph's bright red nose led Autry to #1 on the pop charts, and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" continues to be a Christmas classic.
The song was written by Johnny Marks, who also penned "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and "A Holly Jolly Christmas." But "Rudolph" was Marks's biggest success, selling over 25 millions copies to date.
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In this spiritual song, Kris Kristofferson gives thanks to the maker/the universe (take your pick) for the life he's been given.
"Thank You for a Life" comes off Kristofferson's 2006 return to form, This Old Road, and like his best songs always looks at the big picture.
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Although the department store displays may make you think otherwise, it's not Christmas yet.
It's still the season to be grateful, so have a listen to "Blessed" by Martina McBride. It captures the spirit of Thanksgiving, as she celebrates all the reasons why life isn't so bad.
That includes the floor under her feet, and yeah even that dude lying next to her.
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Country queens collide in Lynn Anderson's funky version of Bobbie Gentry's "Fancy."
Anderson's rendition of the tune appeared on 1971's The World of Lynn Anderson. The album's currently out-of-print, but not to worry. It can currently be found in the stellar compilation Country Soul Sisters.
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Thomas Rhett's debut record, It Goes Like This, clocked in at #2 on the country albums chart. Not bad.
Was Toby Keith's Drinks After Work too much competition? Nope.
Blame it on some reality-show upstarts.
(Hint: Quack, quack.)
Read all about it in this week's country music charts.
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Rhett Akins scored his first #1 hit with "Don't Get Me Started" in 1996.
It's the story of a man who finds true love and won't shut up about it.
"We kissed and I saw the light -- I could go on about this all night," he sings, and does.
Akins never repeated the success of the song , and later years turned to writing hits for other artists, including "Honey Bee" for Blake Shelton and "It Goes Like This" for his son Thomas Rhett.
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Eric Church's new single "The Outsiders" is making big gains on the country charts.
This week, it jumped from #50 to #6 on the country songs chart, and topped the Country Digital Songs rankings.
That's not to say the track will be an automatic hit for Church. With its arena-rock flourishes and stately, "The Outsiders" is something of a departure.
For all the info, check out this week's country music charts.
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It's that time of year again. When strange children appear at your doorway wearing masks, holding your household hostage with three words:
"Trick or Treat?"
This track from Rusty Diamond is a Halloween delight. Is the protagonist trapped in the land of goblins -- or merely experiencing the aftereffects of a night spent drinking moonshine?
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