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The Bottle Rockets interview 2016
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Interview: Brian Henneman Talks New Bottle Rockets Album, Shares ‘Most Unbelievable’ Career Moment

The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman tells The Boot about writing and recording the band's new album, 'South Broadway Athletic Club'.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard interview 2016
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Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard Discusses Writing a Book, Spiritual Awakening and Country Music

It’s hard to imagine, but at 68 years old, esteemed songwriter and outlaw country music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard is creating some of the best material of his life.

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Bigg Vinny Hickerson Trailer Choir weight loss
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Trailer Choir’s Bigg Vinny Opens Up About Slimming Down, Staying Fit

Trailer Choir's "Bigg Vinny" Hickerson talks about how he stays fit after his dramatic weight loss on 'The Biggest Loser', and how it affected his music.

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Craig Morgan new album music interview 2016
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Interview: Craig Morgan Says New Album Is ‘All Really About the Music’

Craig Morgan has changed plenty for his upcoming new album: In addition to altering how he writes, how he finds songs and even how he sings, Morgan is also co-producing the record with veteran hitmaker Byron Gallimore; it's the first time that the two have worked together. But one thing that hasn't changed since Morgan's last project, 2013's The Journey (Livin' Hits), is his determination to put out the best collection of songs possible.

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Randy Rogers Band Nothing Shines Like Neon
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Interview: Randy Rogers Band Reflect on New Album, ‘Nothing Shines Like Neon’

On Jan. 15, the Randy Rogers Band will release their seventh studio album, Nothing Shines Like Neon. The 11-track record is their first in about three years, since 2013's Trouble.

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Interview: Chelsea Bain Finds Strength With ‘The Power of a Woman’

Chelsea Bain has earned herself a legion of fans thanks to her performances at NASCAR and NHRA races throughout the last few years, but it's her latest single, "The Power of a Woman," that's really getting people talking.

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Interview: Shane Smith & the Saints Deliver Genre-Bending Songs and Sound on ‘Geronimo’ [Exclusive Video]

Take the Americana- and folk-esque instrumentation of a band such as the Avett Brothers and the harmonies of the Zac Brown Band, put them together with a Bruce Springsteen-like voice and the lyrical sensibilities of Bob Dylan, and then throw in a bit of Celtic rock a la the Dropkick Murphys, and you'll wind up with something along the lines of Shane Smith & the Saints' newest album, Gironimo. The 15-track record, which was released in September, is a stylistic departure from the band's 2013 debut disc, Coast, as well as from the sounds of their Texas country counterparts -- and, really, that's the point.

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Christian Lopez interview 2015
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Interview: The Christian Lopez Band Pay Tribute to West Virginia Roots, Old-Time Country on ‘Onward’

Christian Lopez is an old soul -- as his press bio describes him, "a 20-year-old with the soul of a 65-year-old Appalachian mountain musician hidden away inside." He refers to people his age as "those kids" and waxes poetic about his old-time country/folk/bluegrass influences, and when you speak with him, it's easy to forget that he can't yet legally drink in the U.S.

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Ben Whisler interview 2015
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Interview: Ben Whisler Blends Country’s Songwriting, Rock’s Live Energy on Debut EP

As a child, classic and Southern rock influences drew singer-songwriter Ben Whisler to learn the drums, but in high school, when he picked up the guitar, the decision was as much a personal one as it was a musical one.

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Courtney Cole interview 2015
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Interview: Courtney Cole Says Hello to Country Music With ‘Fun and Lighthearted’ Songs

Fans who went out to see Miranda Lambert's 2015 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour this fall got to hear music from five country ladies, including Courtney Cole. The rising singer-songwriter, who recently signed a new publishing deal and released a three-track EP, says that her main goal with her music is to connect.

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