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best of 2016

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2016’s 10 Most Unforgettable Country Music Moments

A look back at the 10 biggest country music moments of 2016.

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best country music videos 2016
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Top 10 Country Music Videos of 2016

Country music's stars brought their A-game in 2016 when it came to music videos.

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best country songs 2016
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Top 10 Country Music Songs of 2016

The Boot counts down 2016's very best country songs.

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best Americana alt country folk songs 2016
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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Songs of 2016

The Boot counts down 2016's best Americana, alt-country and folk songs of 2016.

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Top 10 country albums 2016
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Top 10 Country Music Albums of 2016

The Boot counts down 2016's 10 best country albums.

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top Americana alt country folk albums 2016
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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016

These past few years have brought with them some amazing releases from Americana, alt-country and folk artists, but 2016 might have been the best year yet.

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Counterpoint: Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Is 2016’s Best New Country Album

Staff members from The Boot and Taste of Country debate whether Keith Urban's 'Ripcord' or Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' is 2016's best new country album.

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Country Stars Who Got Engaged or Married in 2016

A number of country stars have celebrated love this year with an engagement or a wedding.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide
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The Boot’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, country music fans!

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country stars who died in 2016
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Country Artists Who Have Died in 2016

A photo gallery of country stars who have passed away in 2016.

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