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Johnny Cash songs are some of the most iconic in the history of modern music. Beginning with “Cry! Cry! Cry!” in 1955, Cash enjoyed an almost unprecedented run of hits that crossed many genre lines. The Man in Black began his career at the legendary Sun Records as a rocker, but he would go on to
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If it seems like just yesterday the 2020 ACM Awards took place, you’re not too far off: The annual awards show last occurred in September, after being postponed from its usual April date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, however, the show is slowly adjusting back to its usual schedule, keeping the more
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The 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are coming up on Sept. 16, 2020 — about five months later than the show’s usual April date due to the novel coronavirus pandemic — and if you’re wondering how the voting process for the ACM Awards works, The Boot has got you covered. From eligibility dates
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Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Stevens covers a fellow Country Music Hall of Famer, Hank Williams, on his first of four forthcoming new albums. Stevens’ cover of Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is premiering exclusively on The Boot; press play below to listen. Written by Williams while his country music career was soaring but his personal
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Trisha Yearwood has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a statement from the country star and her husband, Garth Brooks, revealed on Wednesday (Feb. 24). Brooks, meanwhile, remains negative for the virus. Brooks and Yearwood were already quarantined because someone within their “inner circle” tested positive for COVID-19 around Feb. 11. They were tested about one week
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Although Bill Monroe deserves the “Father of Bluegrass” moniker for popularizing a new interpretation of very old folk sounds, one game-changing bandleader does not a genre make. Bluegrass doesn’t become its own thing apart from country music over time without other ground-setting pickers following Monroe’s lead. That first wave of Monroe devotees included his former
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May We All, the upcoming country musical tied to Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley, officially has a premiere date. Lively McCabe Entertainment, Kelley’s production company, will world premiere May We All in Nashville in June of 2022, during the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s “Broadway at TPAC” series. Though Nashville-area fans will be the first to see May We
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