There were a few risks, but most of the best dressed country stars at the 2013 CMA Awards leaned traditional on Wednesday night (Nov. 6). Despite the cold and damp forecast, leading ladies opted for sleeveless gowns, while the men went with dark suits and thin neckties (Although, you will find one bow tie on this list). Take a look before checking out the worst dressed from country music's biggest night.
The 2013 CMA Awards winners earn respect and recognition from their fans and country music peers, plus a really cool, really heavy glass trophy to put on their mantel, tour bus or coffee table. Tim McGraw won two CMAs before the 2013 broadcast even started on Nov. 6. His wins for Music Video and Musical Event of the Year were not surprising. 'Highway Don't Care' was also up for Single of the Year.
Taste of Country is your source for behind-the-scenes highlights from the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville. The interviews, the backstage reactions and the red carpet fashion show are all part of what you'll find in this collection of videos.
As 2013 comes to a close, the question has to be asked: Who in country music had the best year? Taste of Country has compiled a list of 16 candidates, split them into two groups and thrown open the voting booths. Now, it's up to you to decide: Who was the hottest country star of 2013?
Justin Moore's big country voice shines during the final choruses of 'Lettin' the Night Roll,' the second single from 'Off the Beaten Path.' His loyal fans will recognize the performance, and fans of country music will recognize the story he tells.
Tyler Farr's first three singles are a fair representation of his debut album 'Redneck Crazy.' There's a little pain, a little heart and a little cray-cray. The singer relies on his unique voice, but nothing about the project feels self-indulgent.
'Hope Is Just Ahead,' the new single from Billy Ray Cyrus, takes a big picture look at the world we live in while offering some consolation to those buried in a depressing news cycle. While it's not clear if the singer penned this song about any specific event, fans will no doubt recall horrible tragedies from the past 12 months every time they hear it.
'Stay' is the most important song of Florida Georgia Line's young career. The heartbreaker finds the two cocksure men bleeding and knocked down a few steps from the truck bed they confidently stood in for their first three singles. To sustain a lengthy country music career, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard need to prove they're a well-rounded duo.
Little Big Town's new single 'Sober' is a sweet love song bathed in four-part harmonies reminiscent of the group's most popular cuts from the mid '00s. After three edgier singles, the quartet lightens up.
Two artists not known for their duets come together on Keith Urban's 'We Were Us.' The second single from 'Fuse' features Miranda Lambert as co-lead vocalist. It'd be woefully inaccurate to call this simply a "guest appearance," as it's her voice that opens the song.
Heavy rain showers didn't stop country music fans who'd come from all over to see Willie Nelson on Thursday night. Thousands packed Hunter Mountain in New York for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival. Ponchos, umbrellas, cold beverages and great country music kept fans in good spirits while the LoCash Cowboys, Parmalee and Nelson took the stage.
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