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Daily Roundup: Scotty McCreery, Jason Aldean + More

Scotty McCreery, Jason Aldean
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The 2012 ACM Awards nominees for New Artist of the Year were revealed today, making three country men very happy. Merle Haggard also found reason to be happy, as he returns to the road following a battle with pneumonia, and Jason Aldean will be working hard to be happy with his upcoming 2012 Grammys performance. These are just a few of the top country music news stories found in today’s Daily Roundup.

We’ve included a full list of today’s country headlines, as well as a few others from around the web — like a report on which Fox television show is getting canceled after eight seasons.

Today on Taste of Country:

Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes + Scotty McCreery Named 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year Nominees
Jason Aldean Readies for 2012 Grammys Performance and a Long Celebration If He Wins
Obama’s 2012 Campaign Playlist Features Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Darius Rucker + Dierks Bentley
Top Songs of 2012 (So Far)
JB and the Moonshine Band vs. Cody Canada and the Departed – Texas Red Dirt Rumble
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Crazy Dreams’ Covered on ‘Smash’
Brad Paisley Claims Paul McCartney Has the ‘Worst Album Title of the Year’
Remember When Darryl Worley Posed Nude for Playgirl?
Sugarland Groove With Matt Nathanson in New ‘Run’ Video
Jake Owen Spends Time With Navy SEALs at ‘Act of Valor’ Screening in Nashville
Merle Haggard ‘Back on the Bus’ After Battle With Pneumonia
Win Glen Campbell’s ‘Meet Glen Campbell’ Expanded Edition CD + Signed Vinyl
Garth Brooks Celebrates 50th Birthday by Giving Gift to Longtime Producer
Justin Moore to Release ”Til My Last Day’ as Next Single’

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