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James McMurtry interview 2017
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Interview: James McMurtry Looks Back on 15 Years of ‘Saint Mary of the Woods’

Americana luminary James McMurtry talks to The Boot about the 15th anniversary of 'Saint Mary of the Woods.'

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queer country artists
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10 Queer Country Artists Country Music Fans Should Know

With input from Karen & the Sorrows Karen Pittelman, The Boot introduces readers to a list of queer country acts worth getting to know.

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Lilly Hiatt interview 2017
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Interview: Lilly Hiatt Opens Up About Her New Album, ‘Trinity Lane’

Lilly Hiatt discusses her new — and deeply personal — album, 'Trinity Lane', in an exclusive interview.

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Hayley Thompson King Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You
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Hayley Thompson-King, ‘Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Hayley Thompson-King premieres her cover of "Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You)" exclusively with The Boot.

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Whitney Rose Readies New Album, Shares Its First Single [LISTEN]

Whitney Rose has released a new single, "Can't Stop Shakin'," off her upcoming album, 'Route 62'.

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Melissa Plett Stay
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Melissa Plett, ‘Stay’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Melissa Plett premieres her song "Stay" exclusively with The Boot.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 pictures
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Drive-By Truckers, Nikki Lane Highlight 2017 Newport Folk Festival [PICTURES]

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival brought three days of Americana, alt-country and (obviously) folk music to Newport, R.I., on the final weekend of July (July 28-30).

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BJ Barham interview 2017
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Interview: BJ Barham Discusses American Aquarium’s Next Album, ‘Things Change’

After his entire band decided to pursue other interests, BJ Barham looks ahead at what the future holds for American Aquarium.

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best Jamey Johnson songs
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Top 5 Jamey Johnson Songs

The Boot counts down Jamey Johnson's best songs.

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Lukas Nelson Lady Gaga Find Yourself
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Hear Lukas Nelson Team Up With Lady Gaga for ‘Find Yourself’

For "Find Yourself," one of the new songs on Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real's forthcoming self-titled album, Lady Gaga contributes vocals.

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