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Big Kenny & Family
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‘Big Kenny & Family’ TV Special Premieres on TLC

Big Kenny is about to become a TV star. The one-half of the duo Big & Rich is starring in a one-hour reality TV special tonight (Sept. 2) on TLC, Big Kenny & Family, along with his wife, stylist and designer Christiev Alphin, and two boys, Lincoln and Dakota.

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Story Behind the Song: Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’

Written by Chris Tompkins and Phillip White, "The Trouble With Girls" was recorded by Scotty McCreery for his debut album, Clear as Day. It was released as a single in August of 2011, just three months after McCreery was crowned the winner of Season 10 of American Idol, landed in the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (No. 17) and has been certified platinum. Below, Tompkins tells The Boot how he wrote the tune, and who gets the real credit for its rapid success.

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Country Stars With September Birthdays

While September is known as the month of backpacks, sharpened pencils, early alarm clocks and kids across the United States returning to school, it's also a month in which many, many country stars celebrate with cake -- because it's their birth month!

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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road (Feat. Eddy Raven), ‘I Got Mexico’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road teamed up with country singer Eddy Raven to re-record his 1984 hit "I Got Mexico," and they're premiering a brand-new video performance of the song exclusively for The Boot's readers.

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Olivia Lane interview 2015
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Interview: Olivia Lane Strips Down for Acoustic Album, ‘Heart Unlocked’

Independent artists are used to running their careers on their own -- and on their own terms. However, as Olivia Lane notes simply, "you kind of have to figure out your own way of getting your music out there." But she doesn't seem to have an issue with that; in fact, she seems to be having a lot of fun doing it.

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Aaron Tippin Blackberry Wine
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Aaron Tippin Creates New Blackberry Wine

Aaron Tippin is celebrating 25 years in the music business in a big way. The "Kiss This" singer is launching his own brand of Country Jam blackberry wine, produced and bottled by Stonehaus Winery.

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Dustin Lynch 2015 Hell of a Night Tour
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Dustin Lynch Talks 2015 Hell of a Night Tour: ‘It’s All About Seeing What We Can Do’

Three years after the release of his debut album, Dustin Lynch says that the time is finally right for his very own headlining tour. He's learned some tricks of the trade from Keith Urban and Luke Bryan, with whom Lynch has toured as an opening act; he's got two Top 5 albums and three Top 10 singles under his belt; and he's got a legion of fans, from the East Coast to the West Coast, who can't wait to see him play.

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Carrie Underwood best album covers
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Our Favorite Carrie Underwood Single and Album Covers

Carrie Underwood has become a recognized and respected voice in country music since being crowned the winner of American Idol's fourth season 10 years ago. Almost as important as the tracks found on her albums is the singer's single, EP and album cover art; she's earned a reputation for having beautiful artwork, and the covers have become more creative as the years have progressed.

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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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Drew Baldridge interview 2015
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Interview: Drew Baldridge Channels Small-Town Upbringing, Pop Influences for New ‘Crossing County Lines’ Tracks

Be skeptical of country music cliches all you want, but growing up in Patoka, Ill. (population: about 600), Drew Baldridge's life was exactly like what you hear in country songs: He sang in church with his dad, helped out on his grandfather's farm and graduated high school with 42 kids in his class.

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