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Americana alt country folk artists to watch 2016
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15 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Artists to Watch in 2016

A list of Americana, alt-country and folk artists to watch in 2016.

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Black Canyon Gang Lonesome City
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Black Canyon Gang, ‘Lonesome City’ [Exclusive Premiere]

From 'Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music', The Boot has the exclusive premiere of the Black Canyon Gang's "Lonesome City."

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Watch John Moreland Make Network TV Debut With ‘Break My Heart Sweetly’

John Moreland made his network TV debut on Monday (Feb. 1) with a performance of "Break My Heart Sweetly" on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'.

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The Os Retribution
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The O’s, ‘Retribution’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The O's premiere their song "Retribution" exclusively with The Boot.

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Jason Isbell: ‘I Don’t Believe All Music Is Good’

"I believe some music is bad for people to listen to," says Jason Isbell.

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The Black Lillies interview 2015
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The Black Lillies’ Van, Gear Stolen Outside Houston Hotel

Americana group the Black Lillies had their van, trailer and gear stolen while staying at a hotel in Houston, Texas.

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Jameson Elder, ‘Fine Wine’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Americana / folk singer-songwriter Jameson Elder premieres his song "Fine Wine" exclusively on The Boot.

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Sturgill Simpson third album delay
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Sturgill Simpson Says His Next Album Is Ready to Go — But Fans Will Have to Wait

Sturgill Simpson says that he's got a new album ready to go, but he's waiting a while to put it out.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard interview 2016
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Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard Discusses Writing a Book, Spiritual Awakening and Country Music

It’s hard to imagine, but at 68 years old, esteemed songwriter and outlaw country music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard is creating some of the best material of his life.

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2016 Grammy Awards Best Americana Album nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Best Americana Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

The Best Americana Album category at the 2016 Grammy Awards features five highly touted, quality albums, so it will be interesting to see which nominee emerges the winner at the upcoming awards ceremony. Who do you think it's going to be?

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