Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud’s love story is one of redemption — something beautiful out of pain and heartbreak — and their marriage is one that will inspire hope in even the darkest of situations. Their love and respect for one another shines and makes us believe a little more in the power of love. As many country
You can always count on Larry Fleet to deliver some good classic country with great songwriting. Garden & Gun did a fantastic acoustic set with Fleet a few weeks ago as part of their Back Porch Sessions. The setting for this video is breathtaking, add Lary Fleet’s performance, and it’s pure magic. The session took
Just like any other genre, Country music also has many subgenres, one of which is Outlaw Country. The said subgenre all began in the 1970s and 1980s, during a period known as the outlaw movement. Many country music fans have always adored outlaw music. Legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams Sr.
New Year’s Eve is coming up on Saturday (Dec. 31), and Nashville will be celebrating with New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, airing on CBS. The special is set to feature more than 50 performances, including multiple all-star collaborations that CBS announced on Thursday (Dec. 29). Artists who will team up during the NYE
Sierra Ferrell has one of those timeless voices that could be at home in any era of Americana music from the past hundred-some years. The 34-year-old talent released her debut album, Long Time Coming, in 2021. Like its title suggests, the record was a culmination of years of busking, lengthy touring stints and years spent honing her songwriting.
Half a year removed from her runner-up finish on Season 20 of American Idol, HunterGirl is paving her way in country music by releasing her own original songs and touring all over the country. The Tennessee native certainly has experience playing on big stages, as she performed on national TV throughout her stint on the
Two powerhouse duos collided at the 2022 CMA Awards last month (Nov. 9), when Brothers Osborne hopped onstage with the War and Treaty to perform their tribute to the Rolling Stones, “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It).” The performance was a true genre mash-up: Husband-and-wife duo the War and Treaty can typically
Blake Shelton‘s time on The Voice is coming to an end after its upcoming Season 23. However, he hasn’t ruled out a return to the reality singing competition in the future. The country singer says he would happily come back for one reason: To mentor Team Gwen Stefani. “Oh my god, I’d be honored to
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ian Tyson has died. The decorated singer and songwriter was one half of Ian & Sylvia, whose song “Four Strong Winds” was once declared the greatest Canadian song of all time. Ex-wife Sylvia Tyson confirmed the news of Ian Tyson’s death during an interview with CBC. He died
Riley Green singing with a simple acoustic guitar is country at its finest. He likes to cover country classics, and even some of his more modern country favorites, on Instagram from time to time, and today, he’s blessing us with a stripped-back rendition of Randy Houser’s hit “Like a Cowboy.” A co-write by Randy with Brice Long,
The song was released in 1992 as part of Alan Jackson’s album “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” and it reached no. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Canada Country charts. The song was so fantastic that many musicians, even in the twenty-first century, still enjoyed covering it. And one of those people is country
The Americana Music Association has released their list of 2022’s most played albums on Americana radio, and this year’s top 10 includes an eclectic mix of artists. Complied from airplay data taken from the period Dec. 14, 2021 through Dec. 12, 2022, this year’s rankings spotlight some of The Boot’s favorite records from the past two years.
Gladys Knight stepped up for Garth Brooks, so the country singer stepped up for her. Brooks paid tribute to the Empress of Soul as she was presented her Kennedy Center Honor earlier in 2022. Watch a clip of Brooks putting his all into Knight’s most famous song, “Midnight Train to Georgia,” below. He’s shown an
Shania Twain will release her sixth studio album, Queen of Me, on Feb. 3, 2023, and it’s a special project for the singer for multiple reasons. It’s her first album since her official return to music with 2017’s Now, and her first since the throat surgery she underwent in 2018. The open-throat surgery is one
Several notable artists were honored at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on CBS on Wednesday (Dec. 28). One of those in the spotlight was Gladys Knight, who received several musical tributes including a performance from Mickey Guyton. The “Better Than You Left Me” singer delivered a powerful cover of Knight’s song “The Best
It was a special night for Amy Grant as she received the Kennedy Center Honors on Wednesday (Dec. 28). Not only did the night highlight her tenured career in music, but it was also a triumphant return to the spotlight after a bicycle accident sidelined her in the Summer of 2022. Several artists were on
In 2023, The Lone Bellow will mark the tenth anniversary of their celebrated eponymous debut album, which kickstarted the trio’s impressive career that continues to thrive. Members Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist trekked into the woods outside of Nashville to self-produce their fifth album, Love Songs for Losers, which was released in November. After working with
It’s been a landmark year for Jo Dee Messina, who has been enjoying a much-deserved resurgence in popularity following the release of Cole Swindell‘s 2022 hit song “She Had Me at Heads Carolina.” The playful track is an homage to Messina’s breakout debut hit “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” which became a Top 10 hit in 1996. Through
The most surprising thing to Melissa Carper about her newfound success might be all the emails she has to send. A month before the release of her new solo album, Carper was still getting used to the non-musical work required of her, now that the 50-year-old indie singer-songwriter has waded into the big-time music industry.
Like most of middle America, I spend my Sunday nights watching Yellowstone and George & Tammy. A TV show about phenomenal ranchin’ and drama, followed by another limited series about one of country music’s most iconic love stories and duos. Not a bad way to end the weekend if you’re asking me. With the addition of George & Tammy to