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Dierks Bentley remembers an unusual Halloween tradtion. "To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks, blowing up stuff around home. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars."
Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum remembers a very embarrassing Halloween costume. "I was a die (half of a pair of dice). I had a big cardboard box that I had painted white and had the polka dots and stuff. I was walking up this hill to and literally fell back down the entire hill, rolling in this giant cardboard box that I couldn't do anything about. I rolled down about 50-feet."
Alan Jackson didn't have an embarrassing costume, but he admits one year he was a little embarrassed for his daughters. "I remember when they were infants, they had these costumes, and they looked like a little pea pod. It's like a little green pea or something. And I thought man, that's awful. But Denise liked it, and I guess it was cute, but... (laughs)."
Tyler Farr was always good at getting the candy ... but never reaped the rewards. "It was a great time to go out and trick-or-treat and get candy ... then my parents never lettin' me eat all of it and hidin' and it becoming petrified within a year."
Tyler isn't as concerned these days with sugar on Halloween, contemplating on what he'd like to get in his trick-or-treat bag these days. "Shotgun shells, maybe some, like, Under Armor cold-weather gear or some turkey calls, a good shaving kit maybe. You know, times have changed, so I don't think candy and Tootsie Rolls are quite on an artist's diet."
Darius Rucker dresses up with his kids on Halloween. "Last year, my son was Darth Vadar and I was Luke Skywalker, and he would walk around saying, 'I am his father.' (laughs) This year, I'm going as Brad Paisley. We haven't decided what that entails yet, but I know it's got a Justin Bieber wig involved, and I'm going as Brad [with] some sideburns. I'll make it happen!"
Kelleigh Bannen and her husband, Jeff, have two pugs – Rugby and Cabell – whom they treat like kids on Halloween. The singer recommends Target as the best place to find dog costumes. "Last year, we had a landshark and a caterpillar [laughs], and they've been a bumblebee. And for me, it's about that moment when the three to 4-year-old child who's walking around the neighborhood, realizes that your dog is dressed like a pumpkin and so is he, and he loses his mind over it. So, it's all about the comedic value for us with the dogs and the costumes."
Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out. "We're looking forward to trick-or-treating, and doing it in our neighborhood. You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out ... like Snickers bars and Reese's cups, [but] the old chocolate popcorn ball of stuff, that's no good. It's like Dots – you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth."
Kristen Kelly proclaims her favorite Halloween candy to be "the little Smarties and candy corn."
Casey James isn't really picky when it comes to Halloween trick-or-treat favorites. "I love Whoppers, Twix, Kit Kats, Snickers, Milky Way - ooh, the dark Milky Ways - the Snicker with almonds ... oh my gosh, Skittles, M&M's ... yeah, that'll work!"