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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2015

It's hard enough defining what exactly "country music" is nowadays, let alone trying to pinpoint who fits into its finer sub-genres. But when critics' brains fail to churn out worthy explanations, there is always a failsafe: Turn to the music.

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Jeffrey Foucault, ‘Slow Talker’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault is debuting the new music video for his song "Slow Talker" exclusively for The Boot readers.

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Performers Announced for Third Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

The 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards are set to take place on Feb. 18, at 8PM at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, with Ray Benson acting as host.

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Watch Ronnie Fauss Perform ‘Come on Down’ Live and Acoustic [Exclusive Video]

Singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss is celebrating the one-year anniversary of his sophomore album with New West Records, Built to Break, by releasing several acoustic videos. The Boot has the exclusive premiere of the clip for "Come on Down."

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2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards Nominees Announced

The Ameripolitan Music Awards will be back for a third year in 2016, and in addition to the announcement of this year's nominees, the awards' organizers have revealed some exciting changes.

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Dale Watson Chats With Chris Shiflett for ‘Walking the Floor’ Podcast [Exclusive Premiere]

In the newest episode of Walking the Floor With Chris Shiflett, which is exclusively premiering on The Boot, the host talks with Austin-based singer-songwriter Dale Watson.

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Interview: Jay Farrar Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of Son Volt’s Debut Album

Twenty years ago, in the first issue of No Depression, the groundbreaking alt-country magazine's co-founder, Peter Blackstock, described Son Volt's 1995 debut album as one that was "headed for the back roads."

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Grace & Tony, ‘072713’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Grace & Tony's second full-length album, Phantasmagoric, is due out on Friday (Sept. 25), and the duo is giving The Boot's readers an exclusive first listen to one of its tracks, "072713."

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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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