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Sam Outlaw interview 2016
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Interview: With Love and Happiness in His Life, Sam Outlaw Reflects on ‘Angeleno’, Looks Ahead to New Music

Sam Outlaw is at a much different place than he was a year ago, when he released his debut full-length album, and he tells The Boot all about it.

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Luke Bell interview 2016
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Interview: Luke Bell Chats About His New LP, Why He Still Enjoys Listening to His Own Music

Wyoming native-turned-Nashvillian Luke Bell chats with The Boot about his new self-titled LP and why he still enjoys listening to his own music.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band pictures
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Interview: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Reflect on 50 Years in Music

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band talk to The Boot about their 50th anniversary, and their tour to celebrate the milestone.

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Darrell Scott interview 2016
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Interview: Darrell Scott Opens Up About His ‘Outsider’ Relationship With Music

The legendary Darrell Scott opens up about his "outsider" perspective in the music world and discusses his new album, 'Couchville Sessions'.

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Slobberbone interview 2016
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Interview: Brent Best Discusses Slobberbone’s New Retrospective, ‘Bees and Seas’

Slobberbone frontman Brent Best chats with The Boot about his band's new retrospective, 'Bees and Seas', out now via New West Records.

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country music vinyl records
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Even in the Digital Age, Albums — Especially Vinyl — Still Matter

Country artists explain why albums, especially on vinyl, are still important in the digital age.

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Dave Cobb interview 2016
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Interview: Dave Cobb Talks ‘Southern Family’, RCA Studio A, Vinyl and More

The Boot speaks with producer Dave Cobb about his new 'Southern Family' concept album, his role and process as a producer, his affiliation with RCA Studio A and more.

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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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2015 CMA Awards winners analysis
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2015 CMA Awards Winners Analysis: The Newbies Get Their Due

In September, shortly after the nominees for the 2015 CMA Awards were announced, The Boot argued that at this year's awards ceremony, country music newcomers such as Kelsea BalleriniChris Stapleton, Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt could give established artists a run for their money. And while the newbies didn't completely overtake Country Music's Biggest Night in 2015, their four combined wins are big news.

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Jay Farrar interview 2015
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Interview: Jay Farrar Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of Son Volt’s Debut Album

Twenty years ago, in the first issue of No Depression, the groundbreaking alt-country magazine's co-founder, Peter Blackstock, described Son Volt's 1995 debut album as one that was "headed for the back roads."

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