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Pop and country hookups

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Pop and country hookups: Nashville stars collaborate with pop, rock and urban peersBy Phyllis Stark Special to MSN MusicYoung country artists are fond of pointing out in interviews that they didn't grow up listening to just country music. Many count rock, pop, R&B and rap music among their influences, and it often shows not just in the music they make, but the fellow artists they choose to make it with. That can yield some creative -- or even inspired -- pairings. Here's a look at some of the artists from other genres whom Nashville stars have collaborated with on their country album projects.
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