There's an art to giving a great interview, and not every country star has mastered it. In fact, most fall somewhere between guarded and nervous when they pick up the phone or agree to talk about their lives and music face-to-face. That holds a singer back, but it's an obstacle that can be overcome, as Brantley Gilbert has proven. 

Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes interviewed dozens of stars in 2013 and chose his three favorite conversations for this week's Encore video. Watch as he shares stories of two stars who've overcome anxiety to be able to give thoughtful interviews. There's a critical skill that most Nashville celebs haven't quite sharpened, even thought it seems so simple.

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