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John King slow songs
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John King Explains Why He Struggles to Write Slow Songs

John King is a talented emerging country artist with an ear for a good tune and songwriting talent that hasn't gone unnoticed. But there is something he struggles with: writing slow songs.

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Story Behind the Song: Alan Jackson, ‘Sissy’s Song’

A tragic event inspired a Top 10 hit for Alan Jackson. The country hitmaker released "Sissy's Song" in March of 2009, as the fourth single from his Good Time album. Below, Jackson tells The Boot more about the song.

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Jason Aldean
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Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘She’s Country’

Danny Myrick and Bridgette Tatum co-wrote "She's Country," which Jason Aldean released in December 2008 as the lead single from his 2009 Wide Open album. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in May of 2009 and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Inside, Myrick and Tatum explain how they crafted the hit.

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Mikel Knight, ‘Good Ol’ Boys’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]

"The Maverick" Mikel Knight is sharing a music video for his new song "Good Ol' Boys" exclusively with readers of The Boot.

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Old Dominion Share the Inspiration Behind Their Goofy EP Cover

Old Dominion released their self-titled debut EP last year. The project, which includes the singles "Shut Me Up" and "Break Up With Him," features the five-man band on the cover, in a boat, rowing on stormy waters. The picture may seem a little goofy, but the lead singer Matthew Ramsey says it fits the group perfectly.

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Risa Binder
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Risa Binder, ‘Where the Wind Takes Me’ [Exclusive Song Premiere]

Country newcomer Risa Binder is gaining attention for her catchy songs, bubbly personality and deep love for songwriting, and she's premiering "Where the Wind Takes Me" exclusively to readers of The Boot.

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John King
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John King Explains Why He Admires Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney

Rising country star John King knows he has big shoes to fill. The Georgia native, whose debut single "Tonight Tonight" was released last year, says he looks to superstars like Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney for inspiration, especially when it comes to his fans.

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Story Behind the Song: George Strait, ‘River of Love’

Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp and Dennis Morgan are the writers behind George Strait's No. 1 song "River of Love." The King of Country released the tune as the third single from his Troubador album in November of 2008. Inside, the three co-writers tell The Boot how the hit came to be.

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Mayeux & Broussard, ‘Can’t Fall Off the Floor’ [Exclusive Song Premiere]

Brian Broussard and Tate Mayeux, who together make up the Austin-based band Mayeux & Broussard, are known for their old-school country style with a twist; after all, they began playing together in a hardcore band. They're premiering "Can't Fall Off the Floor," a track from their upcoming album, exclusively for The Boot's readers.

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Story Behind the Song: Craig Morgan, ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’

Craig Morgan took "Wake Up Lovin' You" to the Top 20 on Billboard's Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, but two members of up-and-coming band Old Dominion are the writers behind the hit. Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen, along with songwriter Josh Osborne, penned the song, which Morgan recorded and released in July 2013 as the first single from his The Journey (Livin' Hits) album. Inside, Ramsey tells The Boot the story behind the song.

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