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Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes ‘Nashville’; Kevin Bacon Drives With Lee Brice + More: Country News Roundup

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The Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.

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2013 ACM Awards Winners: Off-Camera Honorees Announced

The off-camera winners for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are being bestowed upon the industry's best musicians, songwriters and artists. The honors include the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for trailblazers of the genre, the Crystal Milestone Award for remarkable achievement, the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards for unprecedented, unique individual feats, and the Jim Reeves International Awards for contributing to global acceptance of country music

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Jett Williams Works to Preserve Hank’s Legacy (Exclusive Interview)

Hank Williams died on New Year's Day 1953, 60 years ago, and in the years since his untimely passing, an unfathomable amount of technological advancements have been made, especially within the recording industry. The iconic singer-songwriter's daughter, Jett Williams, marvels at what the man who sang about the woman on the party line in his song, "Mind Your Own Business" would think if he knew that Facebook has replaced the party line and nearly everyone has a phone that can take pictures.

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Sheryl Crow ‘Easy’ Is Country Debut; Tim McGraw Announces ‘Town Hall’ Meeting + More: Country Music News Roundup

The Boot rounds up today's (Jan. 25) country music news headlines from around the web.

Sheryl Crow sang "Easy," her debut country single, for the first time Thursday night (Jan. 24) on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." (Watch her performance below.) "I believe a lot of

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Willie Nelson Supports Obama While Country Colleagues Rally for Romney

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While most country stars are keeping mum about tomorrow's (Nov. 6) election, there are a few voicing their opinions. When it comes to country music and politics, though, it appears the few stars who are sharing their voices are doing so for the right, with the exception of Willie Nelson.

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Singers We Lost Too Soon: The Most Shocking Deaths in Country Music

Country music often deals with the darker side of existence, but when death, especially for a well-known personality, comes unexpectedly, the songs that remind us of those artists take on an even greater poignancy

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Hank Williams Jr. Radio Show to Be ‘Loud and Rowdy’

"Loud and Rowdy" is the fitting title of Hank Williams Jr.'s new political radio show. The impassioned Republican will host three two-hour broadcasts leading up to the presidential election, airing his notoriously uncensored opinions on the Obama-Romney showdown, as well as giving news updates and, of course, playing a little music.

So where can you hear the show? Well, that's up to

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Alec Baldwin Calls Hank Williams Jr. a ‘Senile, Racist Coot’

Hank Williams, Jr. has never been shy about his distaste for Democrats, and now his comments have infuriated a Hollywood star on the left side of the political fence. Actor Alec Baldwin has taken to Twitter to criticiz

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Hank Williams Jr. Interview: ‘Old School, New Rules’ Offers No Apologies

While many listeners will be drawn to the more politically-charged songs Hank Williams Jr. delivers on his new album Old School, New Rules, that could mean missing out on some of the coolest and most important tunes on the lyrically and musically diverse project.

"Old School," for instance, tells Hank Jr.'s history and he

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‘The Last Ride’ Movie Chronicles Hank Williams’ Final Days

The death of Hank Williams is almost as legendary as the icon's life. A new film, "The Last Ride," tackles the country music pioneer's last three days, as he's driven by a young kid from his home in Montgomery, Ala., to his scheduled New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio. It was during this Jan. 1, 1953 trip that the 29-year-old died in a fog of m

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