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The Contenders Line Across the Water
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The Contenders, ‘Line Across the Water’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Contenders, a duo made up of guitarist and singer Jay Nash and drummer Josh Day (who has worked with Jennifer Nettles and Sara Barielles) are premiering a new song, "Line Across the Water," and they're letting The Boot's readers hear it first.

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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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Jason Isbell Explains How His Father Inspired ‘Something More Than Free’ [WATCH]

Jason Isbell recently released his new album, Something More Than Freethe title track of which the artist says was inspired by his parents -- specifically his father -- and their generation of blue-collar workers trying to achieve the "American Dream."

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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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The White Buffalo Go the Distance
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The White Buffalo, ‘Go the Distance’ [Exclusive Premiere]

After hearing one line from the White Buffalo (aka, Jake Smith), you'll be hooked. The singer is premiering a brand-new song, "Go the Distance," exclusively to readers of The Boot.

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Blue Water Highway Band Q to Cortelyou music video
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Blue Water Highway Band, ‘Q to Cortelyou’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

The Blue Water Highway Band, from Kyle, Texas, are exclusively debuting their "Q to Cortelyou" music video for fans of The Boot.

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Sturgill Simpson: ‘I’m Glad All This Happened When I’m 36 Instead of 26′

Sturgill Simpson has been touring almost nonstop since the release of his second studio album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. While Simpson says that he is having fun on the road, with a wife and a new baby waiting for him at home, the crazy schedule is starting to take its toll.

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2015 Americana Music Awards Lifetime Achievement winners
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Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley Among Americana Music Association’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The Americana Music Association has announced their 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients.

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Amy Helm Releases Debut Solo Album

Amy Helm is following in her father's footsteps. The daughter of Levon Helm has released her debut album, Didn't It Rain, on eOne Music.

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Sturgill Simpson 2015 Living the Dream Tour dates
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Sturgill Simpson Adds Fall Tour Dates, Sells Out Three Ryman Auditorium Shows

Sturgill Simpson has announced additional dates for his 2015 Living the Dream Tour.

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