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Hear Alabama’s Collaboration with Alison Krauss, ‘Come Find Me’

Southern Drawl, Alabama's first album of new songs since 2001, is coming out soon -- Sept. 18 -- but that' just not soon enough for the band's massive fan base. Thankfully, their collaboration with Alison Krauss, "Come Find Me," has been revealed and you can listen to it on The Boot.

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Story Behind the Song: Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’

Written by Chris Tompkins and Phillip White, "The Trouble With Girls" was recorded by Scotty McCreery for his debut album, Clear as Day. It was released as a single in August of 2011, just three months after McCreery was crowned the winner of Season 10 of American Idol, landed in the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (No. 17) and has been certified platinum. Below, Tompkins tells The Boot how he wrote the tune, and who gets the real credit for its rapid success.

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Jason Aldean
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6 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Goes Gold With ‘Big Green Tractor’

Six years ago today (Sept. 2, 2009), Jason Aldean undoubtedly toasted to his own success. It was on this day that his single "Big Green Tractor" went gold, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.

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36 Years Ago: Willie Nelson and Leon Russell Share No. 1 Spot With ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Remake

Thirty-six years ago today, on Sept. 1, 1979, Leon Russell and Willie Nelson both had one very good reason to celebrate. Their remake of the Elvis Presley classic, "Heartbreak Hotel," soared to No. 1 on the country chart.

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Rascal Flatts Reveal Hooky ‘I Like the Sound of That’ as Newest Single

Country trio Rascal Flatts have a brand new single, "I Like the Sound of That," impacting radio Monday (Aug. 31).

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41 Years Ago: George Jones Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘The Grand Tour’

Today (Aug. 31) is a big anniversary for George Jones. It was on this day in 1974, 41 years ago, that the country music hitmaker earned his sixth No. 1 hit with his single "The Grand Tour."

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Kenny Chesney
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18 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘She’s Got It All’

Aug. 30 marks a big anniversary for Kenny Chesney. It was on that date, 18 years ago, that the Tennessee native reached a career turning point with "She's Got It All," from his fourth album, I Will Stand. The song became his first No. 1 Billboard hit on Aug. 30, 1997.

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The Contenders, ‘Line Across the Water’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Contenders, a duo made up of guitarist and singer Jay Nash and drummer Josh Day (who has worked with Jennifer Nettles and Sara Barielles) are premiering a new song, "Line Across the Water," and they're letting The Boot's readers hear it first.

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Darius Rucker Charles Kelley Homegrown Honey
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Darius Rucker Almost Bailed on Charles Kelley When Writing ‘Homegrown Honey’

Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum wrote Rucker's recent single "Homegrown Honey" together, but the co-write almost didn't happen because Rucker was close to backing out.

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Thomas Rhett Previews New Song ‘Vacation’ With Music Video

Thomas Rhett will be sharing new music from Tangled Up by releasing a new video every Friday until the album's release on Sept. 25, and the first song he's revealing coincides perfectly with the current summer season.

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