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Toby Keith Is Country Music’s Top Earning Star

Forbes has released its Country Cash Kings list, which calculates 13 top artists’ concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other business ventures from June 2013-14. King of […]

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–07/29/2014

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Country Music In the Digital Age, From Apps to Festivals

From apps to on-demand video to festivals, as country music has upped its public profile over the last few years to be more inclusive, the reputation of its fan base as luddites has gone out the window.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–07/24/2014

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Tragically, Taylor Swift Won’t Sing in ‘The Giver’

“I will tell you, she does not sing,” Lois Lowry said.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–07/10/2014

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Taylor Swift Weighs In on the State of the Music Industry

Country crossover megastar Taylor Swift is consistently proving to critics she is not to be placed in a box, so really an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal shouldn’t surprise us — nor should the subject, the hot-button issue of “the future of the music industry.”

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–07/08/2014

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Country Songs With Lyrics That Aren’t Lyrics

When a song gets stuck in your head, it is the lyrics and melody that you remember. But what if those lyrics aren’t really lyrics at all? We’ve picked our favorite country songs that have grunts, “Hyup,” and whistles that can get stuck in your head too.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–07/01/2014

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Who’s Sweeter In This Video — Taylor Swift Or Her Kitten?

“She’s a really aggressive sleeper,” Swift says in the video, looking sweet herself in a pink, white and blue flowered top.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–06/24/2014

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Taylor Swift Has A New Kitty, Named After Her Favorite TV Detective

Taylor Swift has a new kitten – and it has the same name as a tough TV detective.  Swift introduced her pet on Instagram this week with the caption, “Meet Olivia Benson.” A big fan […]

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–06/20/2014

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20-Somethings Arrested After Allegedly Hurling Beer Bottles, Flipping Off Guards at Taylor Swift’s Mansion

Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion got some uninvited visitors last weekend in the form of beer bottles and vandals.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–06/18/2014

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Taylor Swift Cooks, Day-Drinks with the Barefoot Contessa for Food Network Magazine

There is one dream shared by movie stars, billionaires, famous people and highly active Pinterest users across the world: to be invited to cook with the Barefoot Contessa in her Hamptons home.

06/17/2014

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Baseball Teams Go on Twitter Singalong Inspired by Taylor Swift’s ‘Love Story’

When Taylor Swift isn’t making needlepoints for best friend Ed Sheeran, she’s apparently inspiring strange series of tweets from Major League Baseball teams.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–06/10/2014

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