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38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’
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38 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

Charlie Daniels‘ single “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units, 38 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1979). The song was the debut single from Daniels’ Million Mile Reflections album.In addition to goin...
Cole Swindell Drops New Single, ‘Stay Downtown’ [LISTEN]
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Cole Swindell Drops New Single, ‘Stay Downtown’ [LISTEN]

Cole Swindell has released “Stay Downtown” as the fourth single from his You Should Be Here album. The song follows “Flatliner,” which recently hit the top of the charts and became Swindell’s seventh consecutive No. 1 single.“What a week!” Swindell say...
Luke Bryan Treats VIPs to Unreleased Song, ‘What Makes You Country’ [WATCH]
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Luke Bryan Treats VIPs to Unreleased Song, ‘What Makes You Country’ [WATCH]

Luke Bryan might be settling once and for all the debate about what counts as country in a yet-to-be-released song. It’s called “What Makes You Country,” and Bryan played the tune for an audience at an intimate VIP performance before a recent show; readers...
25 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
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25 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Hits No. 1 With ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Twenty-five years ago today (May 30, 1992), Billy Ray Cyrus sealed his fate as a bona fide country music star. The singer’s debut single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” from his freshman album, Some Gave All, landed in the No. 1 spot, where it stayed for five weeks....
Is Kelsea Ballerini Teasing a New Single?
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Is Kelsea Ballerini Teasing a New Single?

Kelsea Ballerini has a surprise for her fans; it’s just not clear yet exactly what that surprise is. On Monday (May 29), the singer began teasing … well, something on her social media accounts.“Surprise coming. TTYL,” Ballerini wrote on Instagram...
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...
Listen to Lady Antebellum’s New Song ‘This City’
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Listen to Lady Antebellum’s New Song ‘This City’

Lady Antebellum have released “This City,” another of the songs from their upcoming album Heart Break. Readers can press play above to listen to the new track.Written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze and Will Weatherly, “This C...
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Release New Track, ‘White Man’s World’ [LISTEN]
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Release New Track, ‘White Man’s World’ [LISTEN]

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have released another one of the tracks off of their upcoming album, The Nashville Sound, and it’s as heavy-hitting as its title — “White Man’s World” — suggests. Readers can press play above to listen to the new tune.In a...
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 ...