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Counterpoint: Kip Moore Is Country Music’s Most Underrated Live Act
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Counterpoint: Kip Moore Is Country Music’s Most Underrated Live Act

At June’s 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival, Kip Moore was supposed to be the three-day fest’s penultimate act. As Sunday night’s second-in-command, the singer-songwriter would play an hour-long set and get the crowd riled up for Sam Hunt‘s festival-clo...
Watch Jacob Davis Cover Tim McGraw’s ‘Where the Green Grass Grows’
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Watch Jacob Davis Cover Tim McGraw’s ‘Where the Green Grass Grows’

Taste of Country’s newest RISERS cover video has been released. This one finds Jacob Davis trying his hand at Tim McGraw‘s “Where the Green Grass Grows.”“Where the Green Grass Grows” was a hit for McGraw in 1998; it comes off of his album Everywhere. D...
Lucas Hoge Talks ‘Dirty South’ Tracks, Road-Testing Unreleased Material
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Lucas Hoge Talks ‘Dirty South’ Tracks, Road-Testing Unreleased Material

In late July, Lucas Hoge released his debut full-length album, Dirty South. The record takes its title from Hoge’s current single from the project, but more than that, the artist says, it reflects the overarching “Southern theme” running throughout the record....
Chris Stapleton’s Best Live Shots [PICTURES]
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Chris Stapleton’s Best Live Shots [PICTURES]

The year 2015 was pretty much the year of Chris Stapleton. About 15 years prior, in 2001, the singer-songwriter moved to Nashville and became known as a prolific tunesmith. Between 2008 and 2010, Stapleton was the frontman of the bluegrass group the SteelDri...
Rascal Flatts’ Career Regret? Not Saying ‘No’ More Often
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Rascal Flatts’ Career Regret? Not Saying ‘No’ More Often

Rascal Flatts‘ newest studio album, Back to Us, includes plenty of uptempo tunes that would fit perfectly into a concert setlist — but the country trio’s opportunities to play them live will be few and far between this year. Instead of touring heavily in s...
Pat Green, ‘Drinkin’ Days’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
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Pat Green, ‘Drinkin’ Days’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

On May 26, Pat Green released a brand-new single, “Drinkin’ Days,” and he’s premiering the tune’s music video exclusively with The Boot and our partner site, Taste of Country. Readers can press play above to watch the clip.Green’s “Drinkin’ Days” music...
Bobby Osborne Feat Vince Gill, ‘Make the World Go Away’ [Exclusive Premiere]
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Bobby Osborne Feat Vince Gill, ‘Make the World Go Away’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne is premiering his version of “Make the World Go Away” exclusively for readers of The Boot. The cover features Vince Gill.Osborne isn’t the first iconic artist to sing “Make the World Go Away,” of course. Written in 1960 b...
Story Behind the Song: Dylan Scott, ‘My Girl’
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Story Behind the Song: Dylan Scott, ‘My Girl’

In July of 2016, Dylan Scott released “My Girl” as a single, shortly after marrying his inspiration for the tune, his longtime love Blair. The two have been together since sophomore year of high school, including a period of long-distance dating when Scott...
Gretchen Wilson Got to Share Her First Time on the Radio With Her Family
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Gretchen Wilson Got to Share Her First Time on the Radio With Her Family

You might be a redneck if … you’re Gretchen Wilson. That’s a good thing, though.Wilson, who grew up in the tiny town of Pocahontas, Ill. (population: 727), obviously embraces her country roots; after all, the singer cashed in on them big time with the ...
Story Behind the Song: LeAnn Rimes, ‘Crazy Women’
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Story Behind the Song: LeAnn Rimes, ‘Crazy Women’

In December of 2010, LeAnn Rimes released “Crazy Women” as the second single from her Lady and Gentlemen album. Written by Jessie Jo Dillon, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, the song became a Top 40 country hit for Rimes (No. 40), and Clark later recorded ...