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Counterpoint: Those TV Singing Competitions ARE Worthwhile

Are TV singing competitions like 'The Voice', 'American Idol', 'Nashville Star' and 'Can You Duet' worthwhile? Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate.

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Interview: Brett Young Channels ‘a Lot of Love and a Lot of Hurt’ Into Debut Album

Brett Young discusses his self-titled debut album with The Boot.

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Point: Maren Morris Deserves Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Should Maren Morris or Kelsea Ballerini be named Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards? Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate.

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Counterpoint: Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Is 2016’s Best New Country Album

Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether Keith Urban's 'Ripcord' or Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' is 2016's best new country album.

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BJ Barham interview 2016
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Interview: BJ Barham Gets Candid About ‘Rockingham’, Sobriety and American Aquarium’s Past and Future

The Boot sat down with BJ Barham to discussĀ his solo album, how his sobriety has changed so many aspects of his life and how he now views both the past and the future of American Aquarium.

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Point: It’s Time to Ban ‘The Christmas Shoes’!

Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate which country Christmas songs need to go!

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Op-ed: Fans’ Reactions to Beyonce at the 2016 CMA Awards Speak to Big Problem in Country Music

Country music fans -- at least the outspoken cadre of them on social media -- did not want Queen Bey anywhere near their beloved CMA Awards. And that's a problem.

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Counterpoint: Keep It Country, Awards Shows!

Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether awards shows should include cross-genre collaborations.

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Mike Cooley Drive By Truckers American Band interview 2016
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Interview: Mike Cooley Discusses New Drive-By Truckers Album, ‘American Band’

Mike Cooley sits down with The Boot to talk about the Drive-By Truckers' 20th anniversary and their new album, 'American Band'.

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Point: Shut Up and Sing

Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether country stars voicing their political opinions is a good idea.

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