Country Artist of the Week: Sheryl Crow

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Date of Birth: February 11th, 1962
Hometown: Kennett, Missouri
Most Popular Album: Tuesday Night Music Club
Most Popular Song: “Leaving Las Vegas"
Quote: “Music really becomes the soundtrack to the major events to your life."

Country Artist of the Week: Bill Monroe

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Date of Birth: September 13th, 1911
Hometown: Rosine, Kentucky
Most Popular Album: 16 Gems
Most Popular Song: “Kentucky Waltz"
Quote: “Practice every time you get a chance."

Country Artist of the Week: Crystal Gayle

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Date of Birth: January 9th, 1951
Hometown: Paintsville, Kentucky
Most Popular Album: Somebody Loves You
Most Popular Song: “Half the Way"
Quote: “You're either in it for the long haul or you're not."

Country Artist of the Week: Kelly Clarkson

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Date of Birth: April 24th, 1982
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Most Popular Album: Breakaway
Most Popular Song: “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)"
Quote: “I love that I came up this way. First of all, I have nine close friends, and it's hard to find people you can trust and lean on in this industry.

Country Artist of the Week: Sam Hunt

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Date of Birth: December 8th, 1984
Hometown: Cedartown, Goergia
Most Popular Album: Montevallo
Most Popular Song: “Leave the Night On"
Quote: “I like disagreement because it forces both sides to question their own opinions and why they feel that way."

Country Artist of the Week: Kacey Musgraves

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Date of Birth: August 21, 1988
Hometown: Golden, Texas
Most Popular Album: Same Trailer Different Park
Most Popular Song: “Mama’s Broken Heart"
Quote: “I think if you're everyone's cup of tea, that probably means you're a little bit boring, or you're not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it's dangerous and scary: where you're not comfortable."

Country Artist of the Week: Kix Brooks

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Date of Birth: May 12th, 1955
Hometown: Shrevport, Louisiana
Most Popular Album: New to this Town 
Most Popular Song: ”New to This Town"
Quote: “We never take this stuff for granted. The longer we're out here, too, in a lot of ways, the more we appreciate it, because we see so many great acts who're out here with us, and you realize how steep the competition really is. So, this win is even better 'cause it says people are still digging what we're doing. We're still keeping it fresh and people are into it."

Country Collabs: The Top Country Artist Collabs Playlist

1. "Can't Stop Loving You" by Aerosmith and Carrie Underwood

2. "Over and Over" by Nelly and Tim McGraw

3. "Both of Us" by B.o.B and Taylor Swift

4. "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean and Ludacris

5. "Just a Fool" by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton

6. "Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire

7. "Portland, Oregon" by Loretta Lynn and Jack White

8. "Marry Me" by Pat Monahan and Martina McBride

9. "Easy" by Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield

10. "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" by Toby Keith and Sting

11. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles

12. "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

13. "The Wanderer" by Johnny Cash and U2

14. "To All The Girls I Loved Before" by Willie Nelson and Julio Inglesias

15. "Highway Don't Care" by Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift

16. "You and Tequila" by Grace Potter and Kenny Chesney

17. "We Were Us" by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

18. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

19. "Picture" by Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock

20. "Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

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Country Artist of the Week: Josh Turner

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Date of Birth: November 20th, 1977
Hometown: Hannah, South Carolina
Most Popular Album: Haywire
Most Popular Song: "Long Black Train"
Quote: “Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and are able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.”