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Joy Williams Opens Up About the Civil Wars’ Breakup: ‘We Don’t Speak Anymore’

Joy Williams started her career in the early 2000s, as a Christian artist, but she felt that she had met her musical counterpart in former duo partner John Paul White. The two started playing together as the Civil Wars in 2009, releasing two studio albums before ending their creative relationship last year -- a breakup that rocked Williams both personally and professionally.

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Rod Picott, ‘Jeremiah’ [Exclusive Premiere]

There are many movies and stories about exuberant soldier homecomings, but "Jeremiah," a new song from Rod Picott, premiering exclusively on The Boot, tells a sad truth: Sometimes, life doesn't work that way.

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Interview: Lindi Ortega Stays Authentic to Herself With New Album, ‘Faded Gloryville’

She's only 35 years old, but Lindi Ortega is an old soul, at least musically. That's apparent not only after a listen to any of the tracks on her brand-new studio album, Faded Gloryville, but also in the way she recorded those tracks, the record's one cover song and her influences.

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Whitney Rose, ‘The Last Party’ [Exclusive Song Premiere]

Country newcomer Whitney Rose is debuting "The Last Party," from her sophomore record, Heartbreaker of the Year, exclusively for readers of The Boot.

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Interview: Sam Outlaw Spreads SoCal Country Sound With ‘Angeleno’

Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way first: Yes, Sam Outlaw's real last name is Outlaw.

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Grace & Tony Greenroom Sessions: ‘Aside for Now’ (Feat. Sammy Brue)

Grace & Tony return for May's new Greenroom Sessions video, but it's this month's special guest that's really impressive.

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Dale Watson Announces New Album

Dale Watson is preparing to release a new album, Call Me Insane, a follow-up to 2014's Truckin' Sessions, Vol. 3.

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to Kick Off 2015 Tour at SXSW

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are set to kick off their 2015 tour at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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Grace & Tony Greenroom Sessions: Moonsville Collective and T.W. Hill, ‘Hesitation Blues’

After a successful PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their new album, Phantasmagoric, Grace & Tony are back in the studio, so their labelmates Moonsville Collective are taking over Greenroom Sessions duties for March.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Share Video for ‘Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer’

Taking a page from Johnny Cash's playbook, Old Crow Medicine Show are paying homage to prison life with the release of their newest music video for "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer."

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