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Country Stars Spill: The First Album I Ever Bought

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When we asked some of country’s biggest names to tell us about the first albums they ever bought, we discovered Carrie’s alt-rock past, Brad’s Bo and Luke obsession and quite possibly the inspiration behind Luke Bryan’s famous moves! Don’t believe us? Read on:

Luke Bryan
First album: “Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and I loved it. Everybody in the U.S. had to be moonwalking!”

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Carrie Underwood
First album: “Bush’s Razorblade Suitcase – random! I was on a choir trip and bought a couple of CDs my mom wouldn’t have wanted me to buy if I was with her. I loved it. I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere.”

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Miranda Lambert
First album: “Shania Twain’s Come on Over. It’s still great!”

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Keith Urban
First album: “I was 6 or 7 and it was a compilation album – I don’t know why but it was called Bobby Dazzler. It was kind of like one of those Now Music albums – just the greatest hits of the time.”

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Tim McGraw
First album: “The Elvis album, the one with his name in light bulbs (Elvis (NBC TV Special)). It had “If I Can Dream,” and that’s one of my favorite songs.”

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Brad Paisley
First album: “The theme from The Dukes of Hazzard – the single. I was in second grade and every little boy in the world wanted to be the Dukes. I knew who Waylon Jennings was but that wasn’t it. It was about the ‘Good Ol’ Boys.’ I got to sing it with Waylon on the radio once.”

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