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Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls”

Music News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:28
On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in less than a minute. To plug her new soulful versions of “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls,” Bannen parodied... Read more »
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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Thank Their 'Village' at Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit [PICTURES]

More Music News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:00

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill discuss their new exhibit, 'Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man', at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Story Behind the Song: Craig Wayne Boyd, 'Wild Ways'

More Music News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00

Songwriter James LeBlanc shares the story behind Craig Wayne Boyd's song "Wild Ways."

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Everything We Know About Anderson East's New Album, 'Encore'

More Music News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:00

Anderson East is set to release his sophomore album, 'Encore' in January, and we've rounded up everything you need to know about it.

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Everything We Know About Devin Dawson's Debut Album, 'Dark Horse'

More Music News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00

Newcomer Devin Dawson is set to release his debut album, 'Dark Horse', and The Boot rounded up everything fans need to know about the project.

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The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day”

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:05
Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. Her label Big Machine Records sent the song to country radio programmers nationwide on Wednesday night (Nov. 15). Co-written with... Read more »
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Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:45
In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery had Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, Montgomery said he lost a piece of his soul when... Read more »
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The Boot's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:00

Looking for the perfect gift for the country fan on your list? We've got you covered!

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Dierks Bentley on Hearing Himself on the Radio: 'I Love the Way It Sounds'

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:00

Dierks Bentley remembers hearing himself on the radio for the first time.

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With Blake Shelton, Christmas Is Always Merry

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:55
One Christmas in Oklahoma, then another Christmas in California. That definitely sounds like twice as much fun, if you love the holidays as much as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do. Stefani told Extra that that’s their plan for this Christmas season so that they don’t have to be apart when it matters most. “We... Read more »
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Taylor Swift Releases 'New Year's Day' to Country Radio [LISTEN]

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:40

Taylor Swift has released "New Year's Day" as a country radio single.

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How Darius Rucker Felt About “Hold My Hand”

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:39
When the Country Music Association called Darius Rucker and asked if he’d help open the Nov. 8 Awards show with his 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand,” he said he was shocked. “For the song that (Hootie & the Blowfish) played in clubs for years and years to be opening the CMAs — with a... Read more »
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PHOTOS: Tour Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s New Exhibit

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:21
Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a private preview of the new exhibit Faith Hill & Tim McGraw: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man on Wednesday (Nov. 15). In their opening remarks (which lasted 12 minutes), the country power couple wanted to thank every soul that has ever been part of their respective careers.... Read more »
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What Garth Brooks’ Book Taught Me

Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:37
Garth Brooks’ new book The Anthology: Part 1 starts 32 years ago. His first chapter is titled “Late Summer, 1985,” and it begins with Brooks’ pre-Nashville days. His band at the time — a cover band that played all over Oklahoma — was called Santa Fe. But a couple years later, he packed up his... Read more »
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Dustin Lynch Loves Seeing Fans' Reactions on His Headlining Ride or Die Tour

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:34

Dustin Lynch discusses headlining his own Ride or Die Tour, and discusses Luke Bryan's new role as a judge on 'American Idol'.

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Lee Brice: (Finally) Having His New Album Out Is 'Amazing'

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:49

Lee Brice discusses having his new self-titled album out, after spending so much time working on it.

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Darryl Worley Has Two Albums of New Music in the Works

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:37

Darryl Worley has not one, but two, new albums in the works.

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Interview: Kellie Pickler Talks Highlighting Good on 'Pickler & Ben', Honoring Her Grandmother Through Music

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:11

Kellie Pickler talks with The Boot about co-hosting the daytime TV talk show 'Pickler & Ben' and her new single, "If It Wasn't for a Woman."

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23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks' 'Ropin' the Wind' Goes Diamond

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:30

On Nov. 16, 1994, Garth Brooks made history.

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26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With 'Shameless'

More Music News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:20

On Nov. 16, 1991, Garth Brooks earned his seventh No. 1 single with the tune "Shameless."

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