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PHOTOS: Reba McEntire Hosts CMA Country Christmas

Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:37
The Grand Ole Opry was transformed into a winter wonderland on Tuesday night (Nov. 14) for the 2017 CMA Country Christmas taping. Host Reba McEntire had the biggest role of the night with at least four gown changes, a solo performance and two live collaborations with Little Big Town and Kelsea Ballerini. Chris Young and... Read more »
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Jerrod Niemann Feels Honored to Carry the Country Music Torch

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:35

Jerrod Niemann discusses his responsibility as an artist in country music, and reveals his other goals and ambitions.

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Blake Shelton's Famous Friends Sound Off About His 'Sexiest Man Alive' Title

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:27

Blake Shelton is officially the Sexiest Man Alive -- at least according to 'People' magazine.

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Carrie Underwood Undergoes Surgery for Broken Wrist

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:03

Carrie Underwood's broken wrist was pretty serious: It required surgery!

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The Moment When Jason Aldean Knew

Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:28
Almost 45 days after the tragedy in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean opened up in an interview with Today about what was going through his mind when he first heard the noises that didn’t belong in his live show. “I thought a speaker had blown. It just sounded like a crackling something,” Aldean said. “Then it... Read more »
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Blake Shelton Woke Up Still Sexy

Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:46
In case you haven’t heard, People named Blake Shelton the Sexist Man Alive on Tuesday (Nov. 14). And he was quick to post about it on Twitter — six times — earning him a total of nearly 50,000 likes in the past 12 hours. First he announced the news, saying “Thank you @people!!!! Don’t hate... Read more »
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The Boot News Roundup: Thomas Rhett Performing at Thanksgiving Day Football Game + More

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:44

Thomas Rhett has been announced as this year's halftime entertainment for the Dallas Cowboys' game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23).

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Guest Room Sessions: Matt Siffert, 'A Song of Gratitude'

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:00

Matt Siffert, Steven Haan and Will Honaker perform Siffert's "A Song of Gratitude" for The Boot's Guest Room Sessions.

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'Nashville' Sets Season 6 Premiere Date

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:55

'Nashville' will return to CMT in early January!

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Blake Shelton’s Texoma Shore Tops Country Albums Chart

Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:14
Happy New Year … Oh, wait, that’s a few weeks off, isn’t it? On Music Row, the CMA Awards seem to mark the year’s turning. We’re provincial that way. OK, back to reality. Blake Shelton rockets to the top of Billboard‘s country albums chart this week with Texoma Shore, while Carly Pearce‘s “Every Little Thing”... Texoma Shore Tops Country Albums Chart">Read more »
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14 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With 'I Love This Bar'

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:05

On Nov. 15, 2003, Toby Keith earned his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar," but chances are good that he had no idea just how much the song would affect his life.

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39 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Releases 'The Gambler'

More Music News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:45

On Nov. 15, 1978, Kenny Rogers' multi-platinum-selling album 'The Gambler' was released.

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Thomas Rhett Nevers Forgets the Unforgettable

Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:28
I had a Bud Light Mang-O-Rita on Oct. 14, and I immediately thought of Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren. How could I not? It’s literally the very first lyric of his latest single “Unforgettable.” The one where he sings that he remembers every detail from the night he first met his wife. And now... Read more »
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Drake White Talks Touring With Kip Moore, Staying Busy and Art vs. Commerce

More Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:16

Drake White star Drake White recently sat down with The Boot to talk about his busy season of touring and other obligations.

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Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa Grows With Additional Performers

Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:42
Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Playa concert vacation grows with the additions of Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris and Brett Young. They join the event’s previously announced headliners Bryan, Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt. The four-day festival runs Jan. 17-20, 2018 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Daytime pool side performances by Hunt, Morris, Lynch and Young at Barceló... Read more »
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Cole Swindell Hints at a Headlining Tour in 2018

More Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:26

Cole Swindell hints that he will be headlining his own tour next year, and explains why he wants to help rising stars and songwriters.

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MerleFest 2018 Books More Than 100 Acts

Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:15
The initial lineup for the 31st annual MerleFest, presented by Window World, promises more than 100 live acts representing a mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region. The annual event returns to Wilkesboro, NC’s Wilkes Community College on April 26-29, 2018. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (Nov. 14) through the festival’s website. Among... Read more »
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Stars Align in Nashville for 'Country Rising', Raise $4 Million [PICTURES]

More Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:06

Country stars congregated to raise money for victims of recent tragedies at the 'Country Rising' event in Nashville on Sunday night (Nov. 12).

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Blake Shelton Throws Back to 1990

Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:47
About six years ago, most country fans found out about Blake Shelton‘s loss through a song. It was a 2012 tune from Shelton’s then-wife Miranda Lambert, and it was called “Over You.” They wrote it together, to honor Shelton’s brother Richie who’d died in a car accident in 1990. On the anniversary of his brother’s... Read more »
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Brandi Carlile Details New Album

Music News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:39
Brandi Carlile announced her new album By the Way, I Forgive You arrives Feb. 16. Digital pre-orders of the new music come with an instant download of the collection’s lead single “The Joke.” New tour dates to support the album start March 3 in Vancouver, BC. Carlile and her longtime band mates, Phil and Tim... Read more »
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