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Gayle Thompson has been a daily contributor for The Boot since it began in 2008. In addition, she has written for Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, CBS Radio and several other outlets. Besides writing, she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining and anything else that involves her husband and little boy.
Dustin Lynch
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Dustin Lynch Says He Learned a Lot From Touring With Keith Urban

Dustin Lynch scored one of the most coveted slots on a tour last year, when he served as the opening act on Keith Urban's Light the Fuse Tour. The trek, which paired him with fellow opening act Little Big Town, helped him gain an entirely new set of fans and gave him inspiration for his sophomore record, 'Where It's At,' as well.

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Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker Recalls His First CMA Award Nomination

Darius Rucker may not have been nominated for any CMA Awards this year, but the singer isn't feeling sorry for himself. He vividly recalls his first two nominations in 2009, for Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, and is still living off the high of that experience.

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Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins
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Thomas Rhett on Dad’s Advice, Criticism

Thomas Rhett's musical ambitions run in his blood, literally. His dad, singer-songwriter Rhett Akins, had several Top 20 hits in the '90s, including his No. 1 single, 'Don't Get Me Started.' But while the 24-year-old is determined to forge his own path, he's very willing to heed advice from his famous father.

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Praise Fellow Musical Event of the Year Nominees

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton are nominated for their fifth CMA Award together as a duo. The pair are in the running for Musical Event of the Year for their duet, 'You Can't Make Old Friends,' the title track from Rogers' 2013 album.

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Garth Brooks Says Fans Are Fuel for Each Show

Garth Brooks just kicked off his World Tour on Sept. 4 in Chicago, Ill., and plans to stay on the road for three years. The country music superstar, who kicked off 11 shows in the Windy City, before heading to Atlanta, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla. for a series of shows, gives all the credit for his high energy shows to his fans.

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