Bobby Moore grew up in rural Northwest Georgia surrounded by country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Like a backslidden Baptist, he distanced himself from his upbringing for the longest time, turning his attention to underground rock ‘n’ roll. Moore first rediscovered his musical roots as a public history graduate student (University of West Georgia, 2011). As an intern with the Georgia Humanities Council, he helped plan a Georgia tour of the Smithsonian’s travelling New Harmonies exhibit. He’s since become an Atlanta-based freelance writer and dreams of working in Nashville as a public historian.
2019’s 10 Best Country and Americana Live Acts
Live music has always been a big part of the country genre, from the real-time radio broadcasts in the early days to the modern stadium tours made possible by Garth Brooks' SoundScan era success.
2019’s Top 10 Country and Americana Albums
The best country and Americana albums released in 2019 represent a nice cross-section of respected veterans, fresh mainstream faces and artists who'd rather be cool than popular.
Carrie Underwood Didn’t Want ‘Drinking Alone’ to End With a Hookup
The singer knew from the start that she didn't want the track to end with a hotel bar hookup.
Garth Brooks ‘Surprised’ By Ex-Wife Sandy Mahl’s Honesty in A&E Documentary
It's rare to hear the perspective of Brooks' first wife and the mother of his three daughters, Sandy Mahl.
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Wallen and director Justin Clough crafted an eight-plus-minute music video that addresses how PTSD impacts soldiers after they return home.
The Boot’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for Country Music Fans
Need the perfect gift for a country music fan? We've got suggestions!
Carly Pearce + Lee Brice’s ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ Music Video Tells a Split-Screen Stor…
The clip enhances an already vivid story-song, which Pearce co-wrote with Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana.
Everything We Know About Jason Aldean’s New Album, ‘9’
It's coming out in November!
2019 CMA Awards Are ‘Gonna Be a Girls’ Night,’ Say Performers
“[The opening performance is going have the audience] remembering what is amazing about women’s roles in country music -- what was amazing, what could be amazing,” says Carrie Underwood.