James Otto co-wrote 'Just Got Started Lovin' You' with Jim Femino and D. Vincent Williams. He released the song in July 2007 as the first single from his 'Sunset Man' album. The tune went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in May 2008 -- Otto's first No. 1 hit -- and took the top spot on the year-end chart as well. The singer-songwriter tells The Boot about crafting the song.
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"Hey y'all, want to take a look?" Tim McGraw says gesturing inside a door at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to a cavernous rehearsal space and the state-of-the-art stage and lighting he'll use on his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour.
Winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year award, scoring a No. 1 album with 'Spring Break ... Here to Party' and selling out every show on the first leg of his Dirt Road Diaries tour, it's obvious Luke Bryan is having a banner year. However, that doesn't mean the Georgia-born performer is ready to rest on his laurels.
'Officially Alive,' the last song on Brad Paisley's new 'Wheelhouse' album opens with the line, "So you ruffled some feathers, yeah, you've done it now." Now that's an understatement. In light of the firestorm of controversy that erupted last week over "Accidental Racist," his duet with LL Cool J, Brad has done more than ruffle feathers; he's ignited a heated national dialogue.
If Brad Paisley had the ability to go back in time and play his new album, Wheelhouse, for his 27-year-old self, he admits young Brad would have been surprised. "Not because he didn't like it, but he wouldn't have known what to think," the now 40-year-old country powerhouse tells the Boot. "This is not the kind of album I could have made back then."
Brad Paisley has long been known for his impressive skills as a singer, songwriter and blazingly talented guitarist, but with the April 9 release of his new album, Wheelhouse, Brad adds another title to his resume: producer...
Few things are more gratifying for an artist than hearing how their music has touched someone. It's a feeling Alan Jackson knows well and truly appreciates. As Alan's second set of gospel classics, Precious Memories Volume II, releases today (March 26), the soft-spoken singer is still rather surprised at the success of the first double-platinum selling collection.
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When Craig Campbell and Alan Jackson took the stage last night at the Ryman Auditorium for the Colon Cancer Alliance's 5th annual Stars Go Blue benefit, it was more than just a chance to help a worthy cause, it was very personal.
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