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Country Music's Best Christmas Songs1m20s

Country Music's Best Christmas Songs

Before there was Luke Bryan singing "Run Run Rudolph" or Darius Rucker without Hootie and the Blowfish, there was a somber Willie Nelson reminding us all about the true meaning of Christmas. See our full list of the best country Christmas songs here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/15-best-classic-country-christmas-songs-fill-home-warmth/

5 Country Stars 'Banned' from the Grand Ole Opry28s

5 Country Stars 'Banned' from the Grand Ole Opry

You don't necessarily have to be a member of the Opry to play at the Opry. Hundreds of guests and hopeful prospective members play the venue every year. But members and guests alike better respect the "ideal of the Grand Ole Opry." Just ask these artists who were banned from the iconic venue. Read more here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/stars-who-were-banned-from-the-grand-ole-opry/

Country Music's Most Shocking Legal Battles25s

Country Music's Most Shocking Legal Battles

It's not all cowboy boots and t-shirts. Sometimes, the country stars need to put on their dress blacks and head to the courtroom. Read more here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/country-musics-shocking-legal-battles/ .

10 Legendary Instruments of Country Music32s

10 Legendary Instruments of Country Music

Country music is about storytelling, and every great storyteller has a tool to help them tell tales. Find out more surprising instruments here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/10-legendary-country-music-instruments/ .

Texas Likely Had the First Thanksgiving...44s

Texas Likely Had the First Thanksgiving...

The Lone Star State certainly claims a lot of history, but two different thanksgivings occurred way before Plymouth. Do they have a point? Learn more about the legends here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/texas-actually-first-thanksgiving/ .

The 10 Best Chris Stapleton Songs, Ranked56s

The 10 Best Chris Stapleton Songs, Ranked

With a discography like Chris Stapleton's, it was crazy-hard to rank the best, but someone had to do it! Did we miss something? Read more about his career here: https://www.wideopencountry.com/the-10-greatest-chris-stapleton-songs-ranked/ .