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Op-Ed: Country Artists Need to Speak Up … But Country Fans Need to Let Them

To place all of the burden to speak out on certain issues on the artists is unfair, and doesn't factor in the people to whom they're speaking.

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Point: Chris Stapleton Is Country Music’s Most Influential Artist of the Last 5 Years

The Boot and Taste of Country debate who the most influential country artist of the last five years is.

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Counterpoint: An Artist’s Music, Not Personal Life, Is What Matters

The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether or not an artist's personal life should matter in their career.

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Point: Of Course Shania Twain Belongs in the Country Music Hall of Fame!

The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether or not Shania Twain should be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Counterpoint: Chris Stapleton’s Success Does Not Equal a Revolution

The Boot and Taste of Country debate what Chris Stapleton's success means for country music and country radio.

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Point: Keep the Encores Coming!

Is it time for the encore to go away? Or are they still an important part of the concert experience? The Boot and Taste of Country debate.

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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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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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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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