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Luke Bryan, ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)’ — Story Behind the Song

In 2011, Luke Bryan soared up the charts with his single 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me).' The tune, a sharp deviation from his previous hits, hit No. 4 on the Billboard country charts, went triple platinum and is the third best-selling song by a male country solo artist. Bryan tells The Boot about the inspiration behind this career-changing song.

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Toby Keith
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Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’ — Story Behind the Song

In his illustrious career, Toby Keith has only released two radio singles he didn't write: 'American Ride' and 'Red Solo Cup.' For the country powerhouse to cut an outside song, it's gotta be pretty amazing ... or pretty ridiculous.

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The Lacs, ‘Nothing in Particular’ Video — Exclusive Premiere

Country rap duo the Lacs are premiering the music video for the title track of their just-released compilation record 'Nothing In Particular' on The Boot.

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Rich O’Toole Tour Diary, Week 3: Stingrays in Texas, Music Under the Stars in Louisiana

Texas country star Rich O’Toole embarked on his national Jaded Tour on Oct. 9. Throughout the duration of his tour, O’Toole will be a guest blogger on The Boot, providing a weekly tour diary entry about life on the road with his band and crew.

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Win an Electric Guitar Signed by Whiskey Myers

Whiskey Myers have had a breakout year, and they're celebrating by offering fans the chance to win an electric guitar signed by the band members.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert, ‘Heart Like Mine’ — Story Behind the Song

Before becoming a reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and one-half of one of country music's royal couples, Miranda Lambert was one of countless aspiring singers hoping to catch a break on the reality series 'Nashville Star.'

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Crystal Yates, ‘Goodbye Letter’ Video — Exclusive Premiere

Crystal Yates is giving readers of The Boot an exclusive first look at the video for 'Goodbye Letter,' the lead track from her new EP.

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Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley, ’5-1-5-0′ — Story Behind the Song

Dierks Bentley co-wrote '5-1-5-0' with Brett and Jim Beavers for his album 'Home.' While it's not a reflection of his own experience with the law, the title of the song is California's police code for a person involuntarily confined by officers after being deemed mentally unstable and potentially dangerous. Bentley explains that the whole idea for the song may have been planted in him as early as 13 years old.

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Eliot Bronson
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Eliot Bronson Says New Record ‘Finally Hit the Mark’

When Eliot Bronson started working on his new self-titled album, he tried something pretty gutsy.

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Rich O’Toole Tour Diary, Week 2: Beers and Burgers in San Antonio, Jamming With Joe Ely and Stoney LaRue

Texas country star Rich O’Toole embarked on his national Jaded Tour on Oct. 9. Throughout the duration of his tour, O’Toole will be a guest blogger on The Boot, providing a weekly tour diary entry about life on the road with his band and crew.

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