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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 Counterpoint The Boot Taste of Country
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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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Beyonce Dixie Chicks 2016 CMA Awards
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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 Counterpoint The Boot Taste of Country
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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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Aaron Lewis new music 2015
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Interview: With ‘Sinner’, Aaron Lewis Finds a Home in Country Music

Aaron Lewis discusses his sophomore country album, 'Sinner', with The Boot.

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Jason Aldean They Don't Know interview 2016
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Interview: Jason Aldean Talks ‘Well-Rounded’ New Album, ‘They Don’t Know’

Jason Aldean talks to The Boot about his new album, 'They Don't Know'.

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Maren Morris 2016 CMA Awards
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Will Maren Morris Be the Chris Stapleton of the 2016 CMA Awards?

A look at Maren Morris' 2016 CMA Awards nominations, and her chances of winning.

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Luke Winslow-King interview 2016
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Interview: Luke Winslow-King Finds Closure on ‘I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always’

Luke Winslow-King's new album is a deeply personal approach to heartbreak while melding the best of roots, blues and rock 'n' roll.

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