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CMA Awards 2014: A Taylor-made hangover at country's showcase
CMA Awards 2014: A Taylor-made hangover at country's showcase

A country superstar gone proudly (and successfully) pop, Taylor Swift was nowhere to be seen at the 48th annual Country Music Assn. Awards. But, boy, was her presence felt. Who else to credit -- or blame -- for the show’s opening sequence, which featured Meghan Trainor singing her No. 1 hit “All About That Bass” with Miranda Lambert? Or the mystifying sight of pop-R&B vocalist Ariana Grande, who turned up to do “Bang Bang” with Little Big Town, a group she appeared unlikely to recognize on the street? Welcoming viewers to Wednesday’s festivities, broadcast on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, CMA hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood...

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