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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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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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Corb Lund interview 2015
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Interview: Corb Lund Discusses New Album, Working With Producer Dave Cobb and Why He Still Loves Vinyl

While maintaining an inimitable knack for telling stories through his songs, Corb Lund has pushed himself -- both musically and personally -- on his latest studio album, Things That Can't Be Undone, out now via New West Records. Working with producer Dave Cobb brought with it a new creative process, and the result -- a beautiful blend of classic country and Americana sounds -- might just be, as it stands right now, Lund's masterpiece.

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2015 CMA Awards nominations analysis
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2015 CMA Awards Nominations Analysis: Will This Be the Year of the Newcomers?

As she helped announce the 2015 CMA Awards nominees live on Good Morning America on Wednesday (Sept. 9), the surprise on Kelsea Ballerini's face (and her reaction behind the scenes) was likely shared by numerous country artists and fans alike. The "Love Me Like You Mean It" singer, along with fellow country music newcomers Chris Stapleton, Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt, each garnered multiple nominations in major categories -- and they could give established artists such as Miranda LambertCarrie UnderwoodLuke Bryan and Blake Shelton a run for their money come November.

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