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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (Feat. the Kentucky Headhunters), ‘Runnin’ Water’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Bluegrass group Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are premiering their new, high-energy music video for "Runnin' Water," featuring the Kentucky Headhunters, exclusively for readers of The Boot.

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What Is ‘American Idol’ Alum Crystal Bowersox Up to Now?

American Idol propels many talented-yet-unknown singers into the world of fame, with some faring better than others. Throughout Idol's time on TV, there have been 24 finalists with country roots, and while some contestants like Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery are still on everyone's radar, what about some of the lesser-known artists, like Crystal Bowersox?

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Review: Kacey Musgraves Commands the Stage With Pure Talent, Quirky Covers

Country music is in good hands with Kacey Musgraves. Although she's a relatively new artist, having only released one album, the singer-songwriter has more than enough material -- and, more importantly, the quirk, charm and incredible talent -- to command the room as a headliner.

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Interview: Aaron Tippin Celebrates 25 Years in Country Music

In 1991, during the Gulf War, Aaron Tippin released his debut single, the patriotic "You've Got to Stand for Something." The tune became an anthem of sorts for soldiers fighting overseas, propelling itself into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and jump-starting Tippin's country music career.

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Story Behind the Song: Reba McEntire, ‘Consider Me Gone’

Steve Diamond and Marv Green wrote "Consider Me Gone," which Reba McEntire released as the second single from her 2009 album, Keep on Loving You. The song became McEntire's first solo Top 10 hit since 2005, and when it hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in January of 2010, it was her first No. 1 since 2004. "Consider Me Gone" also landed in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Inside, Diamond tells The Boot about writing the hit song.

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Rachel Timberlake Band, ‘Whiskey Bent Wings’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Sometimes the only thing that can take the edge off of a deep heartbreak comes in a glass bottle: whiskey. In their new "Whiskey Bent Wings" music video, exclusively premiering on The Boot, South Indiana native Rachel Timberlake and her band tell the story of a broken-hearted woman who desperately wants to dull her pain.

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Tin Pan South Is a Yearly Treat for Attendees and Songwriters Alike

More than 300 songwriters are performing all over Nashville this week (March 24-28) as part of Music City's annual Tin Pan South festival.The five-day event, which is now in its 23rd year and is hosted by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), brings together writers from all genres, making it the largest all-songwriter festival in the world.

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Story Behind the Song: Toby Keith, ‘American Ride’

Dave Pahanish and Joe West, the co-writers of Toby Keith's "American Ride," the first single from and title track of Keith's 2009 studio album, have known each other for more than 20 years, beginning in Pittsburgh, Pa., and continuing through their association as co-writers, artists and producers in Nashville, Tenn. The song was released in July of 2009 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Keith's 19th career No. 1 -- in October. Below, Pahanish and West tell The Boot about writing the hit.

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Garth Brooks’ Wackiest Shirts [PICTURES]

Go big or go home -- that's the motto we would say that Garth Brooks lives by when it comes to his shirts.

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The Steel Wheels, ‘Worn Wool, Soft Leather’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Americana band the Steel Wheels are premiering their new music video for "Worn Wool, Soft Leather" exclusively on The Boot.

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