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Luke Winslow-King interview 2016
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Interview: Luke Winslow-King Finds Closure on ‘I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always’

Luke Winslow-King's new album is a deeply personal approach to heartbreak while melding the best of roots, blues and rock 'n' roll.

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Michael Colton Time to Burn
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Michael Colton, ‘Time to Burn’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Michael Colton premieres his new single, "Time to Burn," exclusively on The Boot.

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BJ Barham American Tobacco Company
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BJ Barham, ‘American Tobacco Company’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Boot exclusively unveils the opening track to BJ Barham's debut solo album, "American Tobacco Company."

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Drive By Truckers tour dates 2016
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Hear the Drive-By Truckers Take on Racism in New Song, ‘What It Means’

The Drive-By Truckers' new song "What It Means" discusses a heavy topic: The recent shootings of Black men by police.

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Chelle Rose Paintsville Table
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Chelle Rose, ‘Paintsville Table’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Chelle Rose premieres her song "Paintsville Table" exclusively with The Boot.

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Sam Outlaw community
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Interview: Sam Outlaw on Nashville, Los Angeles and the Importance of Community

With Midwestern roots and a life planted in Los Angeles, Sam Outlaw knows a thing or two about the importance of community.

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Sam Outlaw interview 2016
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Interview: With Love and Happiness in His Life, Sam Outlaw Reflects on ‘Angeleno’, Looks Ahead to New Music

Sam Outlaw is at a much different place than he was a year ago, when he released his debut full-length album, and he tells The Boot all about it.

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Drive By Truckers American Band
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Drive-By Truckers Announce ‘American Band’ Album

The Drive-By Truckers will release a new album, 'American Band', in September.

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Top Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016
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Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016 (So Far)

Though we could spend hours chatting about every record that has hit our turntables this year, we've whittled our favorites down to a more comprehensive list.

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Luke Bell interview 2016
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Interview: Luke Bell Chats About His New LP, Why He Still Enjoys Listening to His Own Music

Wyoming native-turned-Nashvillian Luke Bell chats with The Boot about his new self-titled LP and why he still enjoys listening to his own music.

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