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Kellie Pickler, ‘Rockaway (The Rockin’ Chair Song)’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

If you don't have Kellie Pickler's 100 Proof album, you're missing out on some great songs that never made it to radio, including one plucked from the singer's own love story with husband Kyle Jacobs. "Rockaway (The Rockin' Chair Song)," which Kellie co-wrote with Brent Cobb and Barry Dean, was inspired by the blond beauty's very first date wit

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Gloriana ‘Can’t Shake You’ Video

Gloriana brings to life a love story a lot of us have lived through in "Can't Shake You," the second single from the trio's A Thousand Miles Left Behind album.

Band member Tom Gossin says of the song that he co-wrote with friends

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Taylor Swift, VH1 ‘Storytellers’: ‘Red’ Singer Gets Personal About Music

We already know Taylor Swift is a talented songwriter, but if you want to hear more about the stories behind her songs, tune into tonight's "VH1 Storytellers."

Swift recently filmed the special at Harvey Mudd College in Clar

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Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

Country artists are well-known for writing songs that are true to life, and Darius Rucker's latest single, "True Believers," is a prime example.

"That song is definitely me," Darius tells The Boot as he settles into a chair in his dressing room backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. "I love the song. Josh Kear and I wrote it together. It start

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Dustin Lynch, ‘Cowboys and Angels’: Story Behind the Lyrics

Singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch moved to Nashville from tiny Tullahoma, Tenn., nine years ago and began collaborating with Music City tunesmiths in addition to working on his debut album. The self-titled disc was released last month and ent

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Trace Adkins, ‘Them Lips (on Mine)’ — New Song (LISTEN)

"Why you talking with 'em baby / How come they're sipping on ice cold beer / Why you rubbing Maybelline on 'em / When you should be putting them lips right here"

Trace Adkins has once again mastered the unc

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Zac Brown Band, ‘The Wind’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

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"'The Wind' is maybe our homage to bluegrass music, but played as a rock and roll band," says Zac Brown Band's Clay Cook of the group's new single. (Listen to the song below.) The uptempo tune showcases ZBB's lightning-fast instrumentation, and beyond the musicianship is a sweet story behind the lyrics

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Dierks Bentley, ’5-1-5-0′ — Story Behind the Lyrics

Dierks Bentley talks to The Boot about "5-1-5-0," the song he co-wrote with Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers from his latest album, Home. While it's not a reflection on his own experience with the law, the title of the song is California police code for a person involuntarily confined by officers aft

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Lady Antebellum, ‘Wanted You More’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

Who hasn't ended a relationship -- romantic or platonic -- and then analyzed what went wrong? In their new single, Lady Antebellum do just that, waxing poetic on the highly typical situation of the object of one's affection not reciprocating with equally strong feelings. "Wanted You More" is a retrospective tune that even nod

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David Nail, ‘The Sound of a Million Dreams’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

For Phil Vassar, "The Sound of a Million Dreams," the hit he co-wrote for David Nail, is really a tribute to those classic songs and artists he listened to growing up that inspired him to become an artist himself and create the songs he crafts today. Several lines in the song, inc

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