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They don’t call him The King for nothin’. George Strait earned three new RIAA certifications today, for three of his all-time classic including “Troubadour,” “Amarillo By Morning,” and “Ocean Front Property.” They were certified 3x Platinum, 3x Platinum and Platinum, respectively. 3x Platinum means the two songs have moved over three million units since their
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What a group. CMT announced that an eclectic group of artists including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Chuck Leavell and Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band), Cody Johnson, Paul Rodgers and Slash, alongside LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd as “The Honkettes,” will all take the stage together at this year’s CMT Awards. The performance will honor the
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We’re back with another edition of The Boot’s Weekly Picks, which highlights great new tracks from the world of country, Americana, folk and everything in between. This week’s list features a powerful and deeply personal story-song from Ron Pope, a message of affirmation from Bobby Stevens, while Brittany Ann Tranbaugh unpacks the mix of emotions that comes when navigating a long distance relationship.
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If you know the country music personality that is Ernest, the above headline shouldn’t surprise you. While performing at CMC Rocks QLD 2023 in Australia, the Nashville native decided that he didn’t want to be one-upped by someone who had been on stage before him. Fellow country music artist  (and certified cheeseball) Warren Zeiders surprised
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As one of the longest-tenured independent artists on Spotify’s marquee Hot Country playlist, Roman Alexander continues his streak of hit-ready releases with a passionate new song, “Bourbon Street.” Premiering exclusively on The Boot, the vibrant midtempo tune finds Alexander basking in the love he found in that fateful locale. Instead of going drink after drink, the singer
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From the rollicking guitar riffs to its strident chorus, Roberta Lea’s ”Too Much of a Woman” is a blazing anthem of empowerment. Lea, one of the founding members of the Black Opry, is preparing to release her debut album, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter with an assist from Allison Russell and Brandi Carlile. Russell, a proud Virginia lifer, specializes in songs
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