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Next-Gen Country Stars

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By Melinda NewmanSpecial to MSN MusicThe music scene is used to teenyboppers and l'il rappers. But these days country music, once considered a genre for more mature audiences, is riding a new wave of young stars -– who are bringing along young fans. Launched by "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood, this MySpace age is being propelled by young artists such as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Jypsi and many more. Their music still has the traditional tears, trucks and cheatin’, but also lyrics that speak to their peers -- about sneakin’ out to meet a boyfriend, batting out truck headlights, and wondering about an absent mom.  Here are some of country’s young successes and rising stars:
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