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Thirty-one years ago today, on Jan. 9, 1990, Willie Nelson‘s Stardust album was certified quadruple platinum, for sales in excess of 4 million units. Stardust, released in 1978, includes two No. 1 hits, “Georgia on My Mind” and “Blue Skies.” The 10-track record features classics from all genres, including “Unchained Melody,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
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After a bear of a year in 2020, there’s a glimmer of promise early in 2021. And if you ask us, these up-and-coming artists are shining pretty dang bright. The Boot’s 2021 artists to watch vary in genre, style, influence and background, but these country, Americana, folk and bluegrass newcomers are all poised to have breakout years.
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Chris Stapleton lends heartbroken harmonies — and then some — to Morgan Wallen‘s new song “Only Thing That’s Gone.” The brand-new song, from Wallen’s new double album, Dangerous, has a modern edge, but with plenty of traditional tinge to place it in Stapleton’s wheelhouse, too. Wallen co-wrote “Only Thing That’s Gone” with Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill and Josh Thompson.
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Nashville singer-songwriter Jamie O’Hara, who wrote hit for the Judds and many more, has died. According to his wife, Lola White, O’Hara died on Thursday (Jan. 7) after a battle with a very aggressive cancer. He was 70 years old. “It is with a broken heart that I must tell you that my husband, friend and love
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The Simpsons has attracted more than its fair share of extremely famous guest stars over the years, but Johnny Cash‘s appearance was one that the show’s creator really treasured. Cash lent his voice to an episode titled “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer,” which translates to “The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer,” according to SimpsonsWiki.com.
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Thirty-six years ago today (Jan. 5, 1985), George Strait was starting a new year on a high note. It was on that date that his single “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” soared to the top of the charts. “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,” which was Strait’s sixth No. 1 hit, was the title track of
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The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will now take place on March 14. The news was confirmed via a press release from the Recording Academy, which arrived Tuesday evening (Jan. 5), after Rolling Stone published the news, as confirmed via multiple sources. “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host
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Dolly Parton has often found inspiration in unexpected places: graveyards. Whether she’s pulling lyrics directly from their residents or simply enjoying the peace and quiet they afford her, the country icon says cemeteries are some of her favorite spots to visit. “In fact, my niece and I had a picnic in a graveyard three days ago,”
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Some albums, everyone needs to hear at least once, whether you’re a fan of the artist of not — heck, whether you’re a fan of the musical genre or not! The Boot’s list of 50 Country Albums Everyone Must Hear Before They Die contains both all-time classics and underrated fan favorites. Naturally, the best-selling country
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In 2021, we’ll get to see how country music’s best artists have spent their time in quarantine. This list of 36 highly anticipated country albums includes projects from superstars such as Eric Church and Carrie Underwood and relative newcomers including Midland and Willie Jones. Is your favorite artist planning on releasing a new album this year? The first batch of
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