Contact Us
Exclusives

Exclusives

Taylor Swift
Jason Davis, Getty Images
[

Taylor Swift, ‘Our Song’ — Story Behind the Song

Released in September 2007 as the third single from Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album, 'Our Song' became the songstress' first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where it stayed for six straight weeks, and earned triple-platinum status with the RIAA. The tune also hit the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40 charts. Inside, Swift shares how she wrote 'Our Song.'

Read More

Dierks Bentley
Jason Davis, Getty Images
[

Dierks Bentley, ‘Long Trip Alone’ — Story Behind the Song

Dierks Bentley released his third studio album for Capitol Nashville, 'Long Trip Alone,' in 2006. Its title track, co-written by Bentley with Brett Beavers and Steve Bogard, was released as the second single in November 2006 and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart; the tune also earned a spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Bentley received three Grammy nominations in 2008 -- Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album -- thanks to the record and song. Inside, he tells The Boot about 'Long Trip Alone''s meaning.

Read More

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman
Jason Davis, Getty Images
[

Keith Urban, ‘Got It Right This Time (The Celebration)’ — Story Behind the Song

Keith Urban first recorded 'Got It Right This Time (The Celebration)' for his double-platinum album 'Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing,' released in November of 2006. He then re-recorded the track for his 2007 'Greatest Hits: 18 Kids' record. Although the song was never issued as a single, it's still special to Urban because, as he tells The Boot, it was inspired by his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

Read More

Kenny Chesney
Kevin Winter, Getty Images for Clear Channel
[

Kenny Chesney, ‘Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven’ — Story Behind the Song

Kenny Chesney's 38th Top 40 hit and 15th No. 1, 'Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,' was co-written by Jim Collins and Marty Dodson -- and it was almost a George Strait song. The King of Country recorded the tune for his 2008 'Troubador' album but decided not to include it in the final track listing. So, Chesney cut the track, put it on his 2008 record, 'Lucky Old Sun,' and made it the project's first single. Inside, he shares with The Boot his take on the successful tune.

Read More

April Kry
Courtesy of Crowd Surf
[

April Kry Hopes to Give Country Fans ‘Music That Evokes Emotion’ With New Single, Upcoming EP

Singer-songwriter April Kry has a somewhat-unlikely source to thank, at least partially, for her music career: Jermaine Jackson.

Read More

Logan Mize
Getty Images
[

Logan Mize, ‘Can’t Get Away From a Good Time’ Lyric Video — Exclusive Premiere

Have you ever found yourself singing the wrong lyrics to a song? (Example: "long list of ex-lovers" could translate to "Starbucks lovers.") Fans of Logan Mize can now rest assured they're lyrically spot-on thanks to the lyric video for his party song 'Can't Get Away From a Good Time.' He is premiering the clip exclusively with The Boot.

Read More

Jim Ed Brown
Jason Davis, Getty Images
[

Interview: Jim Ed Brown Explains the Creative Process Behind New Album ‘In Style Again’

Despite undergoing treatment for lung cancer, Jim Ed Brown is ready to return to the country music world after 30 years, with his new album 'In Style Again.'

Read More

Chase Rice
Vimeo
[

Chase Rice, ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’ — Exclusive Video Teaser

What do you get when you combine a cabin, a gorgeous girl, a sweet dog and a romantic campfire? Chase Rice's video for his current single, 'Gonna Wanna Tonight.' Rice is premiering the clip on Jan. 21, but he's offering an exclusive first look to The Boot readers.

Read More

Eric Church
Mike Coppola, Getty Images
[

Eric Church, ‘Country Music Jesus’ — Story Behind the Song

One of the most thought-provoking songs on Eric Church's chart-topping, Grammy-nominated 'Chief' album is 'Country Music Jesus.' Co-written by the country star and Jeremy Spillman, the song laments those who think country music needs "saving" by someone who's "preaching from the book of Johnny Cash." Inside, Church explains to The Boot the story behind the song's lyrics.

Read More

Greenroom Sessions Logo 1080x720
[

Grace & Tony Greenroom Sessions: ‘I’ll Fly Away’ (Feat. Dom Flemons Trio)

The first Grace & Tony Greenroom Session of the new year features an old song, covered by many a country artist.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!