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Josh Abbott Band Talk New Atlantic Records Deal

The Josh Abbott Band recently inked a new record deal with Atlantic Records, and the Texas country group, who released their last three albums on their own Pretty Damn Tough Records, say they welcomed the opportunity to get their music on a major label.

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Garth Brooks, ‘More Than a Memory’ — Story Behind the Song

'More Than a Memory,' Garth Brooks' 51st career single and first single from his 2007 'The Ultimate Hits' compilation album, is the first and only song to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Brooks' first No. 1 single since 1998's 'To Make You Feel My Love,' the tune spent 20 weeks on the charts. Lee Brice, who co-wrote 'More Than a Memory' with Kyle Jacobs and Billy Montana, tells The Boot about the inspiration behind the hit.

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Doobie Brothers Share Which ‘Southbound’ Collaborators Surprised Them

The Doobie Brothers' latest record, 'Southbound,' a tribute album that features the band re-imagining some of their biggest songs with country stars, was released on Nov. 4, one day before their jaw-dropping performances during the 2014 CMA Awards. The record includes collaborations with some of country's biggest hitmakers, including the Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans and Brad Paisley, but it was Toby Keith that left the entire band speechless.

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Rich O’Toole Tour Diary, Week 5: A Homecoming in Syracuse, Sightseeing in Boston and D.C.

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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Kaylee Rutland, ‘Good Day to Get Gone’ Video — Exclusive Premiere

Country newcomer Kaylee Rutland is giving The Boot's readers an exclusive first look at her 'Good Day to Get Gone' music video. The song is the title track from her newest EP, released this summer.

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Trisha Yearwood Says a New Garth Brooks Song ‘Should Be Mine’

Apparently there's some friendly jealousy between Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood over a song on Brooks' upcoming new album, 'Man Against Machine.' The songstress says he included a song that she loves so much, she wants it on her own record.

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Krystal Keith Shares Memories of Performing on CMA Awards With Dad Toby Keith

Performing for an awards show, especially one that is televised live, is a daunting task for anyone -- or, almost anyone. Toby Keith's daughter, Krystal Keith, took the CMA Awards stage for the first time 10 years ago, for the 2004 show, performing her dad's single 'Mockingbird,' and she says it couldn't have been easier.

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Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood, ‘All-American Girl’ — Story Behind the Song

Carrie Underwood released 'All-American Girl' in 2007 as the second single from her second studio album, 'Carnival Ride.' The tune, co-written by Grammy-nominated songwriter Kelley Lovelace, became her seventh career Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 single and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 'All-American Girl' became Underwood's seventh career No. 1 single, as well as her sixth consecutive country No. 1 single, and has been certified platinum, signifying sales in excess of one million units. Below, Lovelace tells The Boot about crafting the hit.

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Sara Evans
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Sara Evans Makes Music a Family Affair

For Sara Evans, talent seems to run in the family. The singer, whose upcoming holiday album 'At Christmas' includes her two daughters, says her children seem eager to follow in her footsteps -- at least some of them.

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Josh Abbott Band
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Josh Abbott Band Give Their Predictions for 2014 CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year

During 2014 CMA Awards week, Josh Abbott Band weren't shy about the fact that they hope to one day be in the running for a Vocal Group of the Year CMA Award. But who do they think has the best shot at taking home this year's trophy?

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