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Top 10 Patriotic Songs in Country Music

Country music and patriotism have always gone hand in hand. Whether in time of war or peace, American anthems have been fan favorites for decades. The Boot counts down our 10 favorite country music tributes to the USA.

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Nash Bash: Lee Brice, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans & the Henningsens Close the Country-Fried Party

At the very start of New York City's final Nash Bash concert (Feb. 20), celebrating the city's first country radio station in 17 years, Nash FM 94.7, host Kix Brooks promised that it was "going to be an awesome night." His prediction was an understatement. The night

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9/11 Aftermath: How Music Helped and Healed Us

On the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01, three members of the AOL Music team reflect on their own memories of that time, and how music helped them through the devastating moment in our nation's history.

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Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks Among Songwriter Hall of Fame Nominees

Nominees for the 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame include a long list of hitmakers. Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Larry Gatlin are the four tunesmiths recognized in the Songwriter/Artist category. One of the

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Brooks & Dunn, ‘You Can’t Take the Honky Tonky Out of the Girl’ — Story Behind the Lyrics

The Boot caught up with songwriter Bob DiPiero to discuss the 2004 Brooks & Dunn hit, 'You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl,' which spent five weeks at No. 3 on the country singles charts. Bob co-wrote the tune with Bart Allmand.

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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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CMA Awards Predictions

Although we fully expect the 44th annual CMA Awards to be a night of surprises, The Boot has some solid predictions for Wednesday night's broadcast. From a veteran getting overdue recognition to a dark horse winner, here's who we think will take home that sparkling glass trophy in some of the night's top categories. (W

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Kix Brooks Catches His Breath

On September 2, Brooks & Dunn bid farewell as a duo when they performed to a sold-out crowd in Nashville on the last stop of their Last Rodeo tour, but neither artist was ready to settle into retirement just yet. Ro

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Stagecoach 2011 Music Fest Lineup Announced

Fall may be in the air, but it's not too early to start thinking about the upcoming spring and summer festival season. With a star-packed lineup, the fifth annual Stagecoach Music Festival is a great place to start

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Thompson Square Put Their Music on the Map

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You're invited to
Thompson Square! But before you get out your GPS, we should explain that Thompson Square isn't a place you can get to by car. Thompson Square is more a dream than a place, a dream where the jukebox is forever playing your song

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