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Thomas Rhett is teaming up with a rock band for a 2015 CMA Awards performance.

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Scotty McCreery has a new project planned for 2016 ... but it's not music! Details inside.

Toby Keith signed signature Takamine guitar giveaway
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Win a Signed Toby Keith Signature Takamine Guitar!

Toby Keith received his first guitar at the age of eight, and since then, he's gone on to sell over 40 million records worldwide. Now, The Boot has a chance for fans to win a Takamine EF250TK Toby Keith Signature guitar, designed and signed by the "Red Solo Cup" hitmaker himself.

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2015 CMA Awards Album of the Year nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Album of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards?

At last year's CMA AwardsMiranda Lambert's Platinum was the winner of Album of the Year, which is given to the artist and the producer. But this time around, there's a brand-new roster of artists nominated for the big prize. Who do you think will come out ahead?

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Corb Lund interview 2015
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Interview: Corb Lund Discusses New Album, Working With Producer Dave Cobb and Why He Still Loves Vinyl

While maintaining an inimitable knack for telling stories through his songs, Corb Lund has pushed himself -- both musically and personally -- on his latest studio album, Things That Can't Be Undone, out now via New West Records. Working with producer Dave Cobb brought with it a new creative process, and the result -- a beautiful blend of classic country and Americana sounds -- might just be, as it stands right now, Lund's masterpiece.

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Scotty McCreery thoughts on being famous
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Scotty McCreery Admits He Still Struggles With Being Famous

Scotty McCreery was thrust into the spotlight in 2011, when he was crowned the Season 10 winner of American Idol. Since then, he has released two studio albums, plus a Christmas album, and has toured with artists such as Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, as well as headlined his own shows. Still, the 22-year-old concedes that the idea of people being interested in his personal life is difficult for him to understand.

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2015 CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards?

A common theme in country music this past year has been "let the girls play," and thanks to the #SaladGate controversy, one thing has become clear: Country music fans want to hear the genre's female artists. These five country ladies nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards are just a few of the genre's beloved voices.

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Kenny Chesney The Boys of Fall lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: Kenny Chesney, ‘The Boys of Fall’

Casey Beathard and Dave Turnbull wrote "The Boys of Fall," which Kenny Chesney released in July of 2010 as the first single from his 12th studio album, Hemmingway's Whiskey. The song debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Chesney's highest debut since September of 2007 -- and hit No. 1 in October. It also earned a Top 20 (No. 18) spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Inside, Beathard tells The Boot about the inspiration for the tune.

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