Have you noticed the little yellow 'sign in' box at the bottom right of your screen when you visit The Boot? That's your ticket into a cool new feature that helps you get to know your fellow country fans! When you sign into Socialthing, you'll be able to chat with other Boot readers, as well as your own online buddies, to talk about your favorite new music, the latest country music gossip, or just chat about what you had for breakfast. Anything goes!

Socialthing helps you stay connected, meet new friends, keep up with your buddies' activities via feeds, and much more. All you have to do is click on the 'sign in' link at the bottom right of this page, then sign in with your AOL or AIM screenname to start chatting now. Give it a try, and then let us know what you think. And to find out more about Socialthing, click here.