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2019’s Top 10 Country and Americana Music Videos
This year's best clips have heart, share a message ... and aren't afraid to get really (really) weird.
2019 in Review: The Year’s New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums
It's been a good year for new music!
Loretta Lynn: 5 Badass Moments She Changed Everything
When Lynn entered country music nearly 60 (SIXTY!) years ago, she changed everything, from what a female country singer could sing about to what a female country singer could achieve.
Top 5 Billy Ray Cyrus Songs
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Whoops! 12 Unforgettable Country Concert Onstage Mishaps
A country music concert can be a full-contact sport!
2019 in Review: Laine Hardy Wins ‘Idol’, Toby Keith Name-Drops + More of May’s Biggest Cou…
The Boot is looking back at some of the top headlines from 2019.
Top 10 Hank Williams Jr. Songs
Do you agree with our No. 1 pick?
Top 10 Country Songs About Nashville
Oh, Music City ...
The Dixie Chicks’ ‘Wide Open Spaces’ Tracks, Ranked
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2018 in Review: Miranda Lambert Calls Out Country Radio, Garth Brooks Surprises Trisha Yea…
To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.