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Americana alt country folk artists to watch 2016
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15 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Artists to Watch in 2016

A list of Americana, alt-country and folk artists to watch in 2016.

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Sammy Walker Days I Left Behind
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Sammy Walker, ‘Days I Left Behind’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Folk musician Sammy Walker premieres "Days I Left Behind" exclusively with The Boot.

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Don McLean domestic violence arrest statement
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Don McLean Speaks Out Following Domestic Violence Arrest

Following his arrest for domestic violence on Monday (Jan. 18), Don McLean has issued a statement via Twitter.

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Jameson Elder, ‘Fine Wine’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Americana / folk singer-songwriter Jameson Elder premieres his song "Fine Wine" exclusively on The Boot.

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Don McLean domestic violence arrest 2016
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‘American Pie’ Singer Don McLean Arrested for Domestic Violence

Folk-rock singer Don McLean, best known for his song "American Pie," was arrested on charges of domestic violence on Monday (Jan. 18).

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2016 Grammy Awards Best American Roots Song nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

Best American Roots Song is a fairly new category at the Grammy Awards, approved by the Grammys' Board of Trustees in 2013. The first-ever winners in this category, which is awarded to songwriters, were Edie Brickell and Steve Martin in 2014, and Rosanne Cash took home the prize in 2015. And in a few weeks, music fans will find out who wins the trophy in 2016.

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Best American Roots Performance 2016 Grammy Awards nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

Best American Roots Performance is a relatively new Grammy Awards category: It was added in 2015, with Rosanne Cash taking home the inaugural trophy. Who do you think will add the award to their collection this year?

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Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Douglas and More to Play MerleFest 2016

Old Crow Medicine Show and Jerry Douglas are just two of the big names headed to MerleFest 2016, which is slated for April 28-May 1.

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Alec Lytle, ‘North, CA’ Acoustic Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Americana singer-songwriter Alec Lytle is exclusively premiering the acoustic music video for his song "North, CA" on The Boot.

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Guest Room Sessions: Martha’s Trouble, ‘Late Night Drive’

The Boot is happy to introduce Canadian duo Martha's Trouble, who perform "Late Night Drive" along with artist Jesi Godwin for December's Guest Room Sessions installment.

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