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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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Story Behind the Song: LeAnn Rimes, ‘Good Friend and a Glass of Wine’

LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown and Blair Daly co-wrote "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine," from Rimes' 2007 studio album, Family. Rimes released the song as the record's second single, in March of 2008; it peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Below, Rimes tells The Boot about how the tune got its title.

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Story Behind the Song: Jake Owen, ‘Don’t Think I Can’t Love You’

Jake Owen, Kendall Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey co-wrote "Don't Think I Can't Love You," which Owen included on his second studio album, Easy Does It, released in February of 2009. Owen released the song as the record's lead single, in August of 2008, and it became his second single to reach the Top 10, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in March of 2009. Inside, Owen tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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Story Behind the Song: Kenny Rogers, ‘Twenty Years Ago’

When Kenny Rogers released "Twenty Years Ago" in January of 1987, it had already been cut by a handful of other artists -- but none had a version that was as big a hit as Rogers'. The song hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Inside, Wood Newton, who penned "Twenty Years Ago" with Dan Tyler, C. Michael Spriggs and Michael Noble, tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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Story Behind the Song: Lee Ann Womack, ‘Last Call’

Erin Enderlin and Shane McAnally are the tunesmiths behind Lee Ann Womack's 2008 single "Last Call." The song was released as the first single from the singer's 2008 Call Me Crazy album and became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, eventually peaking at No. 14 in February of 2009. Below, Enderlin and McAnally tell The Boot how the song came to be.

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Story Behind the Song: Billy Currington, ‘People Are Crazy’

Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy" was written by Troy Jones and Bobby Braddock. Currington released the tune in March of 2009, as the second single from his Little Bit of Everything album. It became his third No. 1 single, earned a Top 30 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 27) and earned two Grammy Awards nominations, for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song, as well as an ACM Awards nomination, for Song of the Year. Inside, Jones tells The Boot about how the song came to be.

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Story Behind the Song: Blake Shelton, ‘She Wouldn’t Be Gone’

Jennifer Adan and Cory Batten co-wrote "She Wouldn't Be Gone," which was then recorded by Blake Shelton for his fifth studio album, Startin' Fires, released in November of 2008. The song was released in August of 2008 as the record's lead single and, in February of 2009, went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "She Wouldn't Be Gone" also earned a Top 40 spot on the 2009 year-end chart (No. 35). Inside, Adan tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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Story Behind the Song: Luke Bryan, ‘Drink a Beer’

Luke Bryan didn't write "Drink a Beer," nor did the song's writers, Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton, write it specifically for him, but it's still a perfect fit.

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Story Behind the Song: Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, ‘Start a Band’

Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Dallas Davidson wrote "Start a Band," which Brad Paisley and Keith Urban recorded as a duet in 2008, quickly. As Lovelace tells The Boot, the song came quickly and easily -- and earned them a big hit.

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Story Behind the Song: Zac Brown Band, ‘As She’s Walking Away’

In August of 2010, the Zac Brown Band gave fans the first taste of their second major-label studio album, You Get What You Give, by releasing "As She's Walking Away" as the record's first single. Songwriter Wyatt Durrette and Zac Brown co-wrote the tune after a night out in Orlando, Fla., as Durrette tells The Boot inside. The track, which features Alan Jackson, became the ZBB's fourth consecutive and fifth overall No. 1 single in November of 2010; it also peaked just outside the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (No. 32).

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