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Christmas Birthdays: Singers Born During the Holiday Season

For some reason, people are fascinated by those born on Christmas Day. Perhaps it's pity for having to share your special day with the biggest Christian holiday of the year. Or, maybe it's jealousy over the extra gifts! Whatever the reason, The Boot would like to take a moment to celebrate those country stars who were born on, or pretty close to, Dec

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Emmylou Harris Hosts Woofstock Music Festival

Emmylou Harris loves animals as much as she does music, so it was a natural move for her to create Woofstock, a music festival that welcomes dogs. The event, to be held Aug. 18 at the Fontanel mansion just outside Nashville, will help raise money for Bonaparte's

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New Faces: Amber Hayes

Artist: Amber Hayes

Influences: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell

Hometown: Weleetka, Okla.

Current Single: 'Wait'

Listen to 'Wait'

Why We Dig Her: This emerging young country singer combines a de

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Country Music Hall of Fame to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Expansion

Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum had to go through an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- renovation earlier this year after flood waters damaged parts of the famous building. Now the fully-recovered landmark, which houses some of the most historical artifacts in music history, is planning a multi-million dollar expansion which will allow even more memorabilia, and ensure the museum will attract music lovers for generations to come

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Kenny Rogers, Sara Evans + More Prep Holiday Concerts

Whether country fans like their Christmas music with harmonies, on the pop side or done the cowboy way, they can surely find the perfect Christmas concert this year! It seems everyone is out to spread a little Christmas cheer, from Kenny Rogers and John B

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Kid Rock Talks Country, New Album and iTunes

Kid Rock may seem like an unlikely fixture in country music to some, including the Kid himself. "If you had told me when I was starting out that I would be coming down to Nashville, kind of weaving in and out of the country scene, I never would've thought that in a million years," he tells Billboard.

Yet that's just what Kid Rock has done and -- surprise -- he loves it

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Mandrell Sisters Reunite to Help Africa

Country Music Hall of Famer Barbara Mandrell will reunite with her singing siblings for a rare appearance as the Mandrell Sisters on Thursday, September 2 at the Nashville Palace. Barbara, Louise and Irlene (pictured together left in 1981) will come together in support of S.E.E.K. (Suba Environmental Education of Kenya), to help ra

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Nashville Songwriters Christen Fontanel With Flood Benefit

Jim Weatherly, Dickey Lee and Mike Reid are among the Songwriters Hall of Fame members who will perform at Songwriters Sing for Nashville, a benefit concert for Nashville flood victims held at the newly-opened Fontanel Mansion and Farm

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Barbara Mandrell’s Old Home Has New Life

Fans can now visit the majestic place Barbara Mandrell and her family once called home. The Whites Creek, Tenn. property, called Fontanel, was purchased in 2002 by Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, who work with such artist

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Star Watch: This Week’s TV Must Sees! (Week of Feb. 22)

Every Monday, The Boot gives updates on where you can find your favorite country stars on television throughout the week. Here's what's happening for the week of February 22!

For those fans who misse

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