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Country Stars Head to Los Angeles for 2017 American Music Awards [PICTURES]

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:18

Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Florida Georgia Line were representing country music at Sunday night's (Nov. 19) 2017 American Music Awards.

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Keith Urban Shares 2017 American Music Awards With Nicole Kidman [PICTURES]

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:07

Keith Urban attended the 2017 American Music Awards with his wife, Nicole Kidman.

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Kelly Clarkson Brings Daughters Savannah and River Rose to 2017 American Music Awards [PICTURES]

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:28

Kelly Clarkson brought her daughters Savannah and River Rose to the 2017 American Music Awards.

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Country Stars' Thanksgiving 2017 Plans: Chris Young, Dustin Lynch + More Share

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:38

The Boot caught up with several country artists to learn the things they're most thankful for this season, and how they plan to spend the holiday.

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POLL: What's the Best Country Song About Being Thankful?

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:25

The days around Thanksgiving are a good time of the year for each of us to reflect about what we're most thankful for in our lives.

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Top 10 Country Thanksgiving Songs

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:15

We all have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Mel Tillis Dies at Age 85

Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:56
Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. Despite his many distinctions as a performer, songwriter, actor and music publisher, Tillis was most... Read more »
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Mel Tillis Dead at 85

More Music News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:00

Following an illness, country singer Mel Tillis has died. He was 85 years old.

Lonnie Melvin Tillis, widely known as Mel, was born August 8, 1932 in Dover, Fla. He learned drums and guitar as a child, and showed promise at age 16 when he won a local talent show...

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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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