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New Country Music: April 2013 Releases Coming Your Way

April will shower country fans in the form of new music releases all month long. The Boot takes a look at the CDs, downloads and vinyl treasures in store in the coming weeks!

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Sarah Darling, ‘The Bachelor’ Performance Confirmed; Kelly Clarkson Learns to Fly + More: Country Music News Roundup

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

Sarah Darling will be the surprise musical guest for a one-on-one date on ABC's "The Bachelor" on Feb. 4. The episode will feature the country singer performing a concert in

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ACM Honors Pioneers in Country Music

The sixth annual ACM Honors, held Monday night (Sept. 25) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, was an evening of celebrating the pioneers of country music as well as the musicians, producers and behind-the-scenes people who bring the genre to the masses

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ACM Honors Host Dierks Bentley Looking Forward to ‘Country Music Roast’

Dierks Bentley has waited a few years to get to host the ACM Honors, and now that the evening is a few hours away he says he's honored to be the annual event's emcee.

"I've always known about the big night and always

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Tootsie’s Celebrates 50 Years of Tradition

Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and several more of their famous friends painted the town purple Sunday night, November 7, showing up in full force to help celebrate the landmark 50th ann

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Toby Keith’s ‘Gun’ Is Locked and Loaded

Toby Keith releases his 15th studio album, 'Bullets in the Gun,' this week, once again giving fans what they clamor for -- more of his incomparable storytelling and inflexible attitude. The Ford Truck Man has made his living with songs that touch the inner core of the working man -- sharing his hopes, dreams and shortcomings, as well as giving voice to tho

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Toby Keith Loads Deluxe ‘Gun’ With Live Bonus Tracks

He ambled out onstage in a tiny club in Manhattan, New York last June in worn jeans and a brown open-collar shirt, his face shadowed by a trucker's cap. There was no promotion, no fanfare for the unknown country band playing that night, who called themselves, Incognito Bandito

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Ray Price Recalls Early Pop Vs. Country Controversy

Ray Price is still going strong at 84 years young. He's singing his beloved hits, including 'Heartaches by the Number' and 'For the Good Times,' at concerts across the country. It's just taking him a bit longer to get from city to ci

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Keith Urban ‘Wiggles’ His Way Into Daughter’s Love of Music

Keith Urban's two-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose, already has the love of music in her blood. Keith says her favorite song is 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,' which often gets stuck in his head. "She hits those intervals just right every time

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Flat Broke Songs: No. 4

'King of the Road'
-- Roger Miller (1965)

The bottom lines: "Two hours of pushing broom buys an eight-by-twelve, four-bit room/I'm a man of means by no means ... king of the road."

Miller's rambler hops boxcars and pays for his nightly board with a couple hours of sweeping floors -- homeless, maybe, but by choice, and with an air of romanticism.
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