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April showers bring May flowers … and some really good country songs about rain. Whether sad, defiant or uplifting, these rainy tunes bring a little light through the clouds, with the talents of Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Gary Allan and more leading the way. The following are The Boot’s picks for the best country songs
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Georgia-born country artist Kip Moore grew up being more interested in golf than guitar (which he began playing in high school); he even received a golf scholarship from Valdosta State University. Eventually, though, music moved to the forefront of his mind, and after a brief stint in Hawaii, he decided to take the risk and moved to Nashville to
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Rosanne Cash‘s new song “The Killing Fields” grapples with a dark part of southern United States history: lynchings. The singer-songwriter wrote the song, she shares, during the summer of 2020. “A few years of my own personal reckoning with painful issues of race, racism, privilege, reconciliation and individual responsibility led up to the moment in
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“Jesus, Take the Wheel” was a career-changing song for Carrie Underwood, helping to launch one of the biggest superstar careers in contemporary country music. But the song could have enjoyed a very different trajectory, as Lady A singer Hillary Scott nearly cut it first. Scott tells Taste of Country that she had a development deal with
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Brantley Gilbert didn’t just get multiple tattoos to bolster his scruffy country boy image. His ink, including an intricate left sleeve, represents the faith and values of a 2nd Amendment supporter who faced some setbacks before starting a family. For example, as a man of faith whose beliefs aided his hard-earned sobriety, Gilbert’s left hand bears
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Brittney Spencer‘s ability to evoke profound emotional attachment to her music helps her stand out amid an ever-growing crowd of talented Black female singer-songwriters emerging in country music. Compassion is her latest EP, and since its December release, the four-song project has received critical acclaim and global radio spins from the BBC. The Baltimore-born artist’s relatively
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Margo Price is nearly three months sober. In a new essay for GQ magazine, the singer-songwriter explains her decision to quit drinking, and why she chose to do so during the stressful, tragic COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve been a witness to more loss than I should have seen in my early years. But I’m not afraid to
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Luke Bryan has an update for fans after he suffered a gruesome accident with a fish hook while fishing on Tuesday (March 30). The country superstar seems surprisingly upbeat and unaffected after embedding two prongs of a fishing lure deep into his hand. Bryan first shared his jaw-dropping injury via Instagram on Tuesday, showing one hook jabbed
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Thomas Rhett has been involved in some pretty epic moments since bursting onto the country scene in 2010 … Well, let’s be honest: As the son of another big name in country and someone who married his childhood sweetheart, Rhett has been the subject of some pretty great experiences his whole life. Rhett may be known for country hits
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