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Hot Rize
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Hot Rize Release ‘When I’m Free,’ First Album in Over 20 Years

After a 24-year break from the studio, Hot Rize are returning to bluegrass with their new album, 'When I'm Free.'

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Front Country
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Front Country, ‘Undertaker’ Music Video — Exclusive Premiere

Hailing from the Bay Area, progressive bluegrass band Front Country are debuting their 'Undertaker' music video exclusively on The Boot. The clip has somewhat of a twist to it: It was filmed in a yurt, the type of ancient structure that Central Asian nomads used to live and sleep in.

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IBMAs
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2014 IBMA Awards Winners Announced

The winners in the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards were revealed in a ceremony at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday night (Oct. 2).

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Ricky Skaggs Sharon White
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Interview: Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White Discuss Duets Album, ‘Hearts Like Ours’

Grammy-winning musicians Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been married for 33 years, so it's only natural that they would collaborate on an album of duets, right?

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Ricky Skaggs
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Top 10 Ricky Skaggs Songs

Ricky Skaggs songs are some of the most beloved and most awarded in country music history.

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Ricky Skaggs
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IBMA Announces Momentum Awards Nominees

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for the Momentum Awards. Each artist was chosen by committees through a multi-stage process involving both musicians and music industry leaders.

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Whiskey Shivers
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Whiskey Shivers, ‘Free’ — Exclusive Premiere

Whiskey Shivers are giving The Boot readers an exclusive premiere of the song 'Free,' from their self-titled upcoming album.

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Ricky Skaggs
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Interview: Ricky Skaggs Talks Paperback Release of Memoir, ‘Kentucky Traveler’

Ricky Skaggs' autobiography, 'Kentucky Traveler,' is quite simply one of the best musical memoirs of its type in recent memory.

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The Roys
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The Roys Lose Banjo Player

The Roys were searching for a new banjo player earlier this week after the resignation of Daniel Patrick.

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Bobby Osborne
Pinecastle Records artist Bobby Osborne, one-half of the Osborne Brothers (Rick Diamond, Getty Images)
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Pinecastle Records Founder Tom Riggs Dies

Tom Riggs, founder of the bluegrass label Pinecastle Records, has died. Riggs passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30. He was 78 years old.

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