Matt Wickstrom is a freelance journalist based in Waco, KY covering music, food and all things cool in Kentucky. His bylines have appeared everywhere from Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, The Bluegrass Situation, Holler Country, Wide Open Country and Smoky Mountain Living, among others.
CONCERT REVIEW: American Aquarium Transport Concertgoers to ‘Chicamacomico’ in Ryman Debut
The show was nearly two decades in the making.
INTERVIEW: Amanda Rheaume Speaks Her Truth on Impactful New Album ‘The Spaces In Between’
She explores her identity, history, sense of belonging, the impacts of the colonial agenda and more on her first record since 2019.
Essential Tracks: Miko Marks on the Songs That Define Her Career
Country artist Miko Marks gives The Boot exclusive insight into the tracks that have become a pivotal part of her story as a singer-songwriter.
Nick Dittmeier Tries to Break Free From His Hometown in ‘I Suppose’ [LISTEN]
"I Suppose" is a synth-peppered country stomp from their upcoming album 'Heavy Denim,' set for release on July 15.
Interview: Jeff Hanna Retraces the Steps That Led to New Album ‘Dirt Does Dylan’
The legendary band pay tribute to another music icon with their latest project.
The SteelDrivers, Katie Pruitt and More Bring Sweet Sounds to 2022 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival [REVIEW]
Country music took center stage.
Top 10 Aaron Lee Tasjan Songs
Dive into our 10 favorite tracks from eclectic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Lee Tasjan.
Roxi Copland Reconciles With Her Roots in New Video for ‘I Come From Crazy’ [PREMIERE]
Austin, Texas based classically trained musician turned Americana artist Roxi Copland is sharing the new video for the title track from her new EP 'I Come From Crazy' today, and The Boot has the exclusive premiere.
Interview: Tenille Townes Reveals Her True Self on Stellar New EP ‘Masquerades’
Burgeoning singer-songwriter Tenille Townes talks about the new creative approach she took with her latest EP.
Top 10 Kelsey Waldon Songs
These ten songs prove why this Kentucky native's talents caught the ear of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine.