Top Country Stories of 2013

At the end of the year, it’s always fun to look back at all the things that made news over the last 12 months. So we went through all the big stories on this year and compiled a list of the most viewed, most-talked about, most shared on social media and of course, the most scandalous country stories of 2013. Here’s what we came up with:

10. Luke Bryan Sings With One Lucky Girl [Video]

Luke Bryan

Luke is cute and sweet! What a combo (sigh). He brought an adorable little six-year-old girl up on stage to help him sing “Someone Else Calling You Baby.” You just have to watch this video one more time.

9. Easton Corbin Secretly Divorced Last Year

Easton Corbin at the KMPS Vibe Room

It’s hard to have too many secrets when you’re a country star, which is probably why everyone was caught off guard earlier this year when Easton Corbin said he and his former wife had been divorce more than a year ago.

8. Brad Paisley Forgets His Own Lyrics [Video]

Brad Paisley at Watershed 2013

Brad Paisley had a major “blank out” moment this year when he forgot the lyrics to one of his own songs! Makes us all feel a little better about forgetting where we parked the car…

7. Country Stars React To Miley Cyrus VMA Performance

Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV

Miley’s VMA performance was certainly one of the most-talked about music stories of this year and country artists weighed in just like everyone else.

6. Miranda Lambert Breaks Up A Cat Fight During Concert

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lesson here: don’t pick a fight with someone while this tough chick is on stage trying to put on a concert!

5. Julianne Hough Slammed For Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough (Photo: Getty Images)

Julianne stirred up some major controversy by wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume this year. Even her brother Derek admitted the costume was a bad idea and Julianne later apologized.

4. Hillary Scott Upset About Pressure To Lose Baby Weight

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hillary stood up for new moms and didn’t cave to pressure to immediately shed her baby weight, saying she wanted to “embrace me for me.”

3. Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Deny Divorce Rumors

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The tabloids went wild with rumors of the power couple’s impending divorce. One even reported that Tim might be getting “more than friendly” with Taylor Swift! Tim and Faith both denied the rumors and are proving the gossipers wrong- they’re still hitched.

2. Zac Brown Insults New Luke Bryan Song

Zac Brown Band at The Gorge Amphitheatre

Oh yes he did! Zac Brown called Luke’s song “That’s My Kind of Night,” “the worst song” he’d ever heard. Ouch!

1. Darius Rucker Calls Out Racist Twit(terer)

Darius Rucker at Tulalip Resort Casino

Remember when someone on Twitter told Darius to “leave country to the white folk” after the release of his album True Believers? Most people agreed he handled the situation well and responded appropriately.

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