By People Staff
November 08, 2006 12:00 PM

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WHO’LL WIN THE CMAs?

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I REALLY LOVE MY …

Gretchen’s dog tags, Keith’s tee and more style favorites

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EVERYONE’S BIGGER IN NASHVILLE

All those hats and boots let any cowboy live larger

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WHAT’S THEIR BEST LOOK?

People.com readers pick their favorite styles for the stars

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TATTOOED!

What’s the story behind all those celebrity ink jobs?

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I NEVER GO ON THE ROAD WITHOUT MY…

The stars reveal their must-have travel accessories

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SECRET FANS

Country music has fans in unexpected places

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THE STARS’ GUIDE TO NASHVILLE

Celeb-tested shopping, dining, nightclubs and salons

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DOWNLOAD THIS!

Get free music from some of country’s hot new artists

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COUNTRY’S 25 HOTTEST STARS

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Kenny Chesney

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Carrie Underwood

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Brooks & Dunn

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Keith Urban

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Martina McBride

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Josh Turner

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Big & Rich

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The Wreckers

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Brad Paisley

55

Miranda Lambert

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Rascal Flatts

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Sara Evans

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Gretchen Wilson

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Billy Currington

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George Strait

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Trace Adkins

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Little Big Town

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Billy Ray Cyrus

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Gary Allan

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Sugarland

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LeAnn Rimes

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Dixie Chicks

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Alan Jackson

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Tim McGraw

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Faith Hill

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WHO’S THAT KID?

Match the tot to the star

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6 DEGREES OF GEORGE STRAIT

STAFF FOR THIS ISSUE

Editor: Cynthia Sanz

Senior Editors: Lisa Arbetter, Joanna Powell

Creative Director: Rina Migliacco

Director of Photography: Chris Dougherty

Design Director: Philip Bratter

Deputy Art Director David Jaenisch

Designers: Heath Brockwell, Jorge Colombo, Heather Haggerty

Production Artists: Michael Aponte, Denise Doran, Michelle Lockhart, Cynthia Miele, Daniel Neuburger, Ben Zapp

Scanners: Brien Foy, Stephen Pabarue

Pictures: Jessica Bryan (Editor), Carrie Levy (Contributing Editor)

Writers: Antoinette Y. Coulton, Michael A. Lipton, Tim Moss, Beth Perry, Lisa Russell, Karen Schneider, Michelle Tan, Michelle Tauber, Charlotte Triggs, Melody Wells, Ashley N. Williams, Marisa Wong, Jennifer Wren

Reporters: Randy Vest (Chief), Debra Lewis-Boothman, Sabrina McFarland, Tina L. Redwood

Contributors: Chuck Arnold, Darla Atlas, Andrea Billups, Champ Clark, Lauren Comander, Mark Dagostino, Eileen Finan, Mark Gray, Lorna Grisby, Jessica Herndon, Beverly Keel, Kate Klise, Anne Lang, Victoria Liao, Seamus Mirodan, Monica Rizzo, Natasha Stoynoff, Kay West, Kelly Williams

Research: Robert Britton (Director), Céline Wojtala (Deputy), Jane Bealer, Sal Covarrubias, Margery Frohlinger, Charles Nelson, Annette Rusin, Jack Styczynski, Patrick Yang

Copy Editor: Tommy Dunne

Imaging: Sara Wasilausky, Hubie Lau, Mark Polomski

Production: Lauren DePaul Schreiber, Colm O’Malley, Caroline Rufino

Administration: Patricia Hustoo

Publishing: Paul J. Caine (Publisher, People Group), Peter Medwid (Associate Publisher, Advertising Sales), Susan Parkes (Associate Publisher, Marketing), Laura Schroff (Associate Publisher, StyleWatch; 212-522-4992), Randi Siegel (Fashion Director), Susheila Khachane, Renee Sturm (Account Managers), Carolyn Chauncey (Brand Director), Lauren Tracy (Specials Marketing Manager)

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Danny Clinch. Insets (from left): Michael Caufield/Contour Photos; Matt Baron/BEImages; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Kevin Winter/Getty; Charley Gallay/London Entertainment/Splash News

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