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.
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."
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."
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.
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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