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2018 in Review: George Strait Sells His House, Rory Feek's Daughter Comes Out + More of June's Biggest Country Music Headlines

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:10

As 2018 wraps up, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Grammy Awards Voting Process

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:26

How does the Grammy Awards voting process work? Here's a primer.

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POLL: Which Country Star Would Make the Best Santa Claus?

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:25

Vote for the country star who you think would make the best Santa Claus.

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Brett Eldredge Shares 'The First Noel' Video [WATCH]

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:59

The country star's new music video for 'The First Noel' showcases a different aspect of the Christmas spirit.

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Dolly Parton Scores Golden Globe Nomination for 'Girl in the Movies' From 'Dumplin"

More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:51

Congratulations! This is her sixth nomination.

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Lady Antebellum, Karen Fairchild Answer Tyler Hubbard's Anti-Gun Violence Challenge

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:30

Tyler Hubbard also responded to those upset by his original Instagram message.

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Watch Reba McEntire Sing 'The Lord's Prayer' During George H.W. Bush's Houston Memorial Service

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:13

She was one of two performers during the service.

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Dolly Parton Has a Christmas Tree in Every Room of Her House

More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:10

You could say Dolly loves Christmas.

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Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Even More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:03

Dolly Parton’s new song, “Girl in the Movies,” from the Netflix movie, Dumplin’, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. In addition to re-recording six songs from her iconic catalog for the movie’s soundtrack, Dolly co-penned and recorded six new songs, including “Girl in the Movies.”

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

  • “All the Stars” (Black Panther)
  • “Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)
  • “Requiem for a Private War” (A Private War)
  • “Revelation” (Boy Erased)
  • “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

Dumplin’, which is based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 best-selling novel of the same name, stars Danielle Macdonald as the plus-size daughter of Jennifer Aniston, a former Texas beauty queen. The daughter is a Dolly fanatic who competes in her mom’s former beauty pageant as a protest.

The 12-song soundtrack features collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Sia, Elle King, Mavis Staples, Willa Amai, Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss, Macy Gray and Dorothy.

The album was released on Nov. 30, while Netflix will release the movie on Dec. 7.

photo courtesy of Sony Music

Dumplin’ Track Listing

  1. “Here I Am” (Dolly Parton & Sia)
  2. “Holdin’ On to You” (Dolly Parton & Elle King)
  3. “Girl in the Movies”
  4. “Red Shoes”
  5. “Why” (Dolly Parton & Mavis Staples)
  6. “Dumb Blonde” (Dolly Parton & Miranda Lambert)
  7. “Here You Come Again” (Dolly Parton & Willa Amai)
  8. “Who”
  9. “Push & Pull”
  10. “If We Don’t” (Dolly Parton & Rhonda Vincent with Alison Krauss)
  11. “Two Doors Down” (Dolly Parton & Macy Gray with Dorothy)
  12. “Jolene” (New String Version)

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Carrie Underwood: Co-Producing 'Cry Pretty' Was a Little 'Scary', But Offered New Perspective

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:08

"It gave me the opportunity to hear things in a different way ..."

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Reba McEntire to Sing 'The Lord's Prayer' at President George H.W. Bush Funeral

More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:05

The entire funeral service will be available for public viewing via livestream.

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Toby Keith Celebrates 25 Years of No. 1 Debut Single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”

Even More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:01

Toby Keith’s 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” helped ignite a career that has seen the Oklahoma native win multiple CMA Awards and ACM Awards, earn 20 No. 1 singles and sell more than 40 million albums worldwide.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Toby’s breakthrough song and self-titled debut album—which also included Top 5 hits “He Ain’t Worth Missing,” “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action” and “Wish I Didn’t Know Now”—Toby’s family, friends and industry insiders gathered at Nashville’s BMI headquarters on Dec. 5 to present Toby with a special citation of achievement.

NFL Hall of Fame member Terry Bradshaw, producer/executive Harold Shedd, and Toby’s daughters Shelley and Krystal and wife Trisha were on hand for the celebration that recognized Toby for more than 7 million broadcast performances of “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”

Check out some of the photos below, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com.

Toby will perform two shows at the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium on Dec. 7. The following night, he will also perform at the Nashville Symphony’s 34th Annual Symphony Ball where he will be honored with their 2018 Harmony Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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A Dan + Shay Christmas Album? 'Maybe in the Next Couple of Years'

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:34

Still, it's tough to figure out the right time.

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The Boot News Roundup: Shooter Jennings Producing Guns N' Roses Member's Solo Album + More

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:07

THe Guns N' Roses bassist recorded the album, set for release next year, alongside Jennings at Echo Park, Calif.'s Station House Studios.

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Joshua Ray Walker, 'Last Call' [Exclusive Premiere]

And More Music - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:00

"Sometimes you’re just a distraction for someone else’s loneliness, or vice versa," Walker tells The Boot.

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Mason Ramsey Is Having a Western 'White Christmas' in This Festive Video

More Music News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:50

He puts a fun new spin on the holiday classic.

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