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Watch Hayes Carll Sing ‘Beaumont’ on ‘Austin City Limits’ [Exclusive Video]

Hayes Carll performed his song "Beaumont" during a set for 'Austin City Limits'.

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American Aquarium 2017
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American Aquarium Saying Goodbye to Two Members, Heading Into the Studio

Colin DiMeo and Ryan Johnson are leaving the band American Aquarium, but the group is still heading into the studio in 2017.

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10 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Artists to Watch in 2017

From long-established acts just starting to get recognized to singers debuting their first album, these are the 10 Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk acts fans should be watching in 2017.

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POLL: Who Will Be Country Music’s Biggest Winner at the 2017 Grammy Awards?

A readers' poll to determine which country, Americana, bluegrass and/or folk artist will win the most awards at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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Story Behind the Song: Ryan Bingham, ‘Bread and Water’

Ryan Bingham shares with The Boot the story of his song "Bread and Water."

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Boo Ray’s Newest Studio Album, ‘Sea of Lights’ Has a Connection to Legends

Boo Ray talks with The Boot about his newest album, 'Sea of Lights'.

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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Songs of 2016

The Boot counts down 2016's best Americana, alt-country and folk songs of 2016.

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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016

These past few years have brought with them some amazing releases from Americana, alt-country and folk artists, but 2016 might have been the best year yet.

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The Band of Heathens, ‘Last Minute Man’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Hear "Last Minute Man" from the Band of Heathens' forthcoming album 'Duende'.

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Dale Watson Ray Benson album 2017
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Dale Watson and Ray Benson Collaborate for ‘Dale & Ray’ Album

Dale Watson and Ray Benson are teaming up to release a collaborative album, 'Dale & Ray'.

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